A few month's ago I posted an Calystegia from the other side of the Golden Gate, and it's ID was a bit of a puzzlement to IN correspondents. These--whatever they are-- were popping up all along the blufftop trail, often on top of robust specimens of poison oak.
A lovely flower: one of the few none natives I snapped breezing through the south shore of the park.
I tend to ignore birds, and certainly am not equipped to try to photograph them; but this little fellow was bravely hopping about right next to us, so I made an exception.
I'm Just Guessing: but pink it was, and seaside as well...
I'm told this elegant little iceplant is a foreign invasive species.
With bonus smaller limpets; most of these so encumbered.
Not so bold or vigorous right up against the ocean.
In their glory.
Magnificent stands of the big ones up and down the path; a few of these poking up here and there.
Not a very good picture: with these unhappy at the end of a low tide.
Again, an ID from my daughter; who enjoys sea veg... Unlike the Turkish Towel, it's easy to think this one might be edible.
looks like one; although the petals are not at all bristle-like.
As a child visiting Monterey county we collected shells; alas this wonderful segmented mollusk was not collectible unless you copped the entire creature, and of course hid the smelly corpse from Mother until it yielded it's imperishable segments.
We'd the same issue with our several expired turtles...
Not much of a specimen. When I was a kid diving in southern california, aquamen were encouraged to take a hammer down and smash as many of these as possible to preserve their diminishing kelp forests.
ID'd by my daughter Beth; who avers these familiar plants are edible.
A cool afternoon, so it was patient. I assumed it just another alligator lizard when I took the shot; now I'm not so sure it's not a horned toad...