Got 2 pictures before people appoached and scared him into cover, closer to the shoreline almost on the trail next to the fence, and up the trail 'North/West' of the interpretive center - maybe 100 to 200 feet. Western Fence Lizard or side blotched possibly.
Goose with zip tie still on leg after call to Animal Control, followup with facebook Animal Control who said it is something for their wild animal section to handle. See June 20, July 15, Sept 6 observations.
Found a third bird, went back to check the most recent locations to confirm there were 3. One in a tree, mostly green leaves, second one in a tree with trunk in background, third at the water. Here is the second.
3 Juvies seen today. Adult seen on previous observations, was not seen today.
One watched intently as children threw bread to the ducks/geese/turtles. This one picked up a stick, dropped it in the water, picked it up again, dropped it. I have heard of green herons using tools to fish, maybe that is what he was doing. He is standing on a 'bridge' made of a log, with just a little water flowing over it into a lower section of the 'creek'.
This plant started growing in one of my pots. I did not plant it, but decided to keep it because I thought it was fascinating. It is now somewhere between 6 and 7 feet tall and still growing!
Possibly a young lady bug.
grassland stay point
60% mustard. 50% other. burrow
60% mustard 60% other annuals
20% mustard 40 other