Huge spot of lichen. Looks sort of leafy, like shield lichen.
More moss. This looked like the moss I saw earlier but this one is much more brown
Red-eyed fly. Only saw a few of these flying around.
This plant had lots of vines coming out of the ends of its stems. It also had these small purple flower where the stem branched off in two directions
Also, I'm not sure if it was this plant exactly but when I bent down to look closer something nearby had a very flowery scent.
This was the only big-leaf maple I saw in this area. It had a very small trunk so it was probably a fairly young tree.
There were a few of these huge ferns around. This particular one had no orange spores underneath. Its axis was fuzzy with orange and green tones.
Huge dandelion leaves but no sign of the flower. This plant was also only seen in one area at this particular location which leads me to think that it probably got there from a random dandelion seed that flew into this area.
Also only saw this in one area at this location. It looks likea spittle bug may have gotten to it, and probably some other smallbugs as well.
More ground cover, however I only saw this ivy in one area.
Thick green stalk that turned reddish at the top with very large leaves (almost about a foot wide). The end of the stalk was a bunch of tiny reddish/brown branches with brown flower looking things. There were actually some green berry looking things as well.
Thin tree about 12 feet tall with yellow berries(?) The trunk was very wrinkled and slighly peeling.
Sort of looks like Russian olive but I'm not sure.
This plant made up much of the ground cover at this location. It had short but very sharp spikes on its stems and the leaf was slightly prickly underneath. The plant had white flowers but I didn't see any fruit.
Orange lichen also growing on these tall deciduous trees.
Lots of this lichen growing on the trunks of tall deciduous trees.
This tree was everywhere at this location. They were maybe 50-60 feet tall with bright green leaves and trunks that were maybe 1 foot wide. At first I thought they were red alders but I couldn't see any cones. There were a lot of different mosses and lichens on the trunks. And I'm pretty sure the spotted towhees were nesting in these trees.
These trees had a lot of small branches with leaves growing out of the sides of the trunks. (This one had a wierd purple/pink thing growing on it.)
There were a bunch of these spotted towhees in this location. I saw maybe 10 while I was here. They were white-breasted with orange on the side and long rectangle shaped black tails. Their calls slowed down after a while; I think they might have been leaving.
This shell was almost 4" long and maybe 2-3" wide. Besides this dark purple/maroon color on the side, there wasn't much color on the rest of it. Definitely not shiny or metalic anywhere.
This is actually a picture of the bright green algae in the background. This was all over the beach. It was very slippery too, especially after it started raining.
Long kelp dried up on the beach. Only saw one of these.
Saw this two-leafed plant right next to a small creek. The ground was like slippery wet clay and this was one of the few plants that was growing on it.
Metallic bright green fly maybe? It looked pretty long to be a fly though and when it flew it sort of hovered around.
This fern was also seen a lot around Discovery Park. It was a shiny dark green on top and a more matte light green on bottom. You could also see the younger ferns starting to grow.
This picture is pretty bad but I saw this black bird flying around above an open field. It was soaring like a hawk for a bit but it could just be a crow.
Didn't acutally see any spittlebugs but there was a lot of their "spit" all over the bushes and shrubs at Discovery Park.
This berry is all over the trails at Discovery Park. There were no flowers among the leaves that I could see and the berries had a lot of very long hairs. A lot of them were orange but there were also a few red ones that looked like they were turning black.