Apparently the largest stand in the park. I don't know who lost them.
Not the cleanest slugs on the planet.
Not sure what kind. About 5 cm long in the recoiled state shown here. Never really got it to relax and extend itself.
Went back to Mt. Diablo today after the Oceanic Society cancelled our whale watch without telling us (as in we and several other people were just waiting at the dock until the harbor master came by and said there was an 11 ft swell and that the Oceanic Society wouldn't go out in that and that they also wouldn't swing by to tell us so). After Oceanic Society earned itself a black mark, we headed east for flowers.
A common scrub plant, but still pretty! Maybe I'll actually remember its name this time...
Blooming abundantly along the lower portions of the eastern side of the Eagle Peak trail.
These seem very hard to distinguish from Vanessa in the field.
Wyethia, but which one. Outer phyllaries are large, but don't extend beyond outer bracts. Leaves are definitely covered with wooly hair, sooo ... Wyethia helenioides? Flowers about 10 cm in diameter, observed in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA.
There are quite a few blues flying at the moment.
Sidalcea sp. Gr, there are too many genera for which I don't know species.
Lacking sharpness, but I still like the colors.
Also, star fighter.
There was a solid ton of these out in Tilden today, chasing each other every which-a-way.
These actually look a little different than the ones on Mt. D. Got me wondering about the ID...