Found by Lucas.
Growing in the Cupertino Community Garden, but if gardeners have their way, not for long.
A lousy photo, but wanted to document the first sighting at McClellan Ranch this season.
I have noticed this fungus for years, growing along wood chipped paths in the community garden in McClellan Ranch Park.
This photo is of a tree with male flowers just upstream from the amphitheater.
There were four Red-shouldered Hawks in the park this morning.
Three White-breasted Nuthatches were searching out insects on the trunk of the Valley oak by the blacksmith shop.
Sandia, a volunteer, noticed these larvae in the water bowl of a lizard in the nature museum. Steve Fend identified them under the microscope. They may be in the genus Dasyhelea, but we decided to wait and see if they grow larger and possibly rear to adult stage.
Noticed many tiny worms on side of an aquarium in which I've kept a crayfish and two Gambusia for about a year.
This squirrel gathered numerous Boletus mushrooms over a two day period at McClellan Ranch. It would sometimes pause to eat a bit before scampering up a tree with the mushroom, only to shortly come back down and seek out another Boletus. In Europe, Red Squirrels "pick" a variety of fungi (mainly boletes) and store them in trees where they dry. The dried stores are then eaten through the long winter and form up to 25% of the diet. For this reason Boletus are sometimes referred to as "squirrel's bread".