Much of the Dirca is in full bloom now. At this site the Dirca is located with Oaks and in the fringe of the chaparral
A wonderful stand is developing here again this season.
I believe there has been a name change to: Lowland Shooting Star , Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp patulum. Out in the open, the green stem easily visible.
Beautiful flowers this year.
Bones on a lakeside trail
Several flying and diving. I was surprised at the diving given that the pond is rather shallow
Creekside along Los Trancos Creek
Not sure which species but suspect Arroyo
Early afternoon in an open field. Rather unconcerned about my being there but did move away at a slow pace. Very nice coats on both animals
A fallen pine displaying all the holes produced by the Acorn Woodpecker
Some of the largest Buckeye nuts I have ever seen
feeding on a fresh water clam
Rather tame if you just stand still
Sitting in the top of one of the few small trees. Finally flew when I was about 15' away.
Hidden among the reeds
nice grouping near the creek
Have walked this path for years and never noticed this fern before.
Right side of Trail C about 200 feet east of the western intersection of Trail C and Trail 9
base of decaying oak stump