A smaller, daintier Equisetum than I usually encounter.
Not sure if the common intorduced species in shady woodlands is M. latifolia or M. sylvatica.
Alas, my photos are so bad I don't expect anyone will be able to ID this beetle found in a California Poppy. I've read that prior to the introduction of honey bees, Eschscholzia were predominantly pollinated by beetles. This pollen covered insect looked like he was ready to do just that.
I'm not sure what species this one is.
Growing in footpath. Formerly called Orthocarpus pusillus.
I can report that here are at least three species of Hordeums growing in Moore Creek Preserve thanks to Steve Gerow's assistance. Two are introduced species, and one a native. They are, from top to bottom: H. murinum, H. marinum and Hordeum brachyantherum.
Widespread throughout grassland.
Heard many in wooded ravines with Coast Live Oak.
This one had a dark green metallic sheen.
Convinced it is a Heterosilpha, but can't distinguish whether it is H. ramosa or H. aenescens with just this photo as a record.
There were many of these beetles on stalks of grass at Moore Creek Preserve today.
As I walked through Moore Creek Preserve today I wondered if there might have been two species of cicadas present. I heard two distinct calls.