Female, squawking. Didn't realize the ladies had a different call. Actually got a look at it, seemed smaller than most great horned I've seen. Is that usual?
Tearing some poor little bird to pieces, squawking with triumph.
An unexpected native!
About the size of a band tailed pigeon, so I don't think it was a coopers. Very brown guessing it was immature.
Growing under oak, but pine nearby. Beautiful volva, no annulus, no discernible smell.
This patch is still kickin.
I think these are the remains of a non-native broomrape that parasitizes non-native ivy. Wonder when it blooms.
Pretty sure this is Bryolawtonia again, this time higher up. Pretty decent patch of it, but not as much as in the bottom of the canyon.
Female coast silk-tassel.
I think this not menziesii
Are these single, heart-shaped leaves a different orchid?
Possibly allens, going wild over the huckleberry flowers.
Not sure I've seen one in huck before.
Nice big patch of it.
Fos iris. Presuming Douglas.
Lots of catkins and flowers.
Slimy, no smell, hollow fibrillose stem. Would definitely appreciate some confirmation as this seems like a highly variable species.
This is either C. lagopus or one of its lookalikes. If anyone can get more specific, please chime in. Growing under a large coast live oak near wood chips and grass on the UC Berkeley campus.
Probably not Homalothecium...
I keyed this to L. californicum in the field, but I don't think that's right. L. dasycarpum? This whole family throws me.
Hygrocybe psittacina in front, possibly H. conica in back.
Relatively big leaves (hah!), growing on top of a dead tree trunk, moderate shade. Most members of this genus have broad red costas and hair points.
Found (and identified!) Epipterygium tozeri on my own this time, but still didn't really get the photo I wanted. It's still pretty.