White lined sphinx, a hawkmoth
Burrows in open soil and rocks along bay at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve. Also saw white-shouldered ground squirrels scrambling between burrows but too quick to photograph the actual animals.
In grass verge between Flood Slough and road. We (Chris, Malia and me) disturbed it and it moved off into the grass. Quite a large snake - closer to 2' long than to 1'. Linear band along side.
Malia helped to ID it; I don't know enough to say if it was a specific ssp.
Large flock close to street
Watched plant grow after rains this month began flowering at about 24 inches dug up and removed to prevent spread
In sky. 4 of them.
Top part of the Hamms Gulch trail near Skyline. Here's a shot of a field of them.
Need ID help re Greater or Lesser Yellowlegs.
Scaly top, bruises yellow, dry top, small mammal chew marks. Growing on wood chips at Stanford campus (outside Memorial Church). Possibly Agaricus?
Interesting plumage here - first-year bird molting into breeding plumage?