Found growing in the wilds of Oakland in a wood chip laden plant patch.
Oak apples found on Quercus lobata.
Elderberry. The berries can be eaten when they are ripe, but the leaves and stems can make you sick. Best to cook the berries first, makes a great muffin or pie.
This mushroom looked different than all of the others that surrounded it ( http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40581 ) . Is this one a different species?
City Slicker Mushrooms growing in Vantage Point Park, Oakland.
More Peralta mushrooms...
Slippery jacks growing under some pines at Peralta Community College District offices.
Growing in a open field currently used as a grazing pasture for cows.
Valley oaks at the Kaweah Oaks Preserve.
Kaweah Oaks Preserve just outside of Farmersville is an excellent example of habitat that existed in the central valley prior to the agricultural revolution. Also a working example of farmland being reclaimed by nature in the midst of a highly productive farming area.
One of those plants that escapes the cow's browsing path.
Found burrowed in the root ball of a aloe vera plant nestled up against our apartment building.
Weeds of work.
European Garden Spider?
Bitter lettuce or poisonous lettuce found growing down at the administration buildings for Peralta Community College District (Laney, College of Alameda, Berkeley City, and Merritt). Did some reading and found that it can be eaten, but more commonly used as a drug similar to opium.