Yellow-flowering plant with straight stalk.
Low-growing grass, grows in salty area.
6-foot tall shade plant, leaf like poison oak.
Waist-high flowering plant.
Small fern growing near water source, in the shadow of redwoods.
Heard but not seen. Captured video of its song, verified ID with others and audio clips online. On cliff side N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Not native to California
I suspect it's Veronica americana
An extremely slimy monkey flower, Mimulus moschatus
It was less blurry in person.
Found at 5:01 at UC Berkeley's Strawberry Canyon on the Fire Trial. A thin tree with red leaves as well as green ones. Looks healthy. Tree has a covering of green bark and some moss. Found during the late afternoon.
Found at 5:11 pm at UC Berkeley's Strawberry Canyon near the fire trail.
A bug crawling on the ground and looks reminiscent of a bettle or ladybug.
Camouflages well and blends in with the ground.
Did not fly.