9mm length. Found by Mark Silberstein.Photo scanned from 35mm slide.
5mm length. Found by Mark Silberstein. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.
10mm length. Found by Mark Silberstein. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.
Backyard tree growing for 4 years
6mm length; found by Mark Silberstein. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.
Black mutation, locally common.
Mystery on the underside of a bean leaf.
Raised. Leaf otherwise healthy. Fungus or bugs?
large population of black Eastern Gray Squirrels on the Stanford University campus and surrounds
Variety "Hopi Pole," showing a couple of variable seed features common in Phaseolus:
-When first shelled/not 100% dry, many seeds will look white instead of their true, final color. In the first photo the one white seed will dry down and become brilliant orange like the others.
-In patterned seeds, it's pretty common for the pattern to "reverse," so a plant that's primarily orange beans with red speckles will make a few red beans with orange speckles. Usually this seems to be on a pod-by-pod basis, but sometimes it's in the same pod, like in the second photo. I've somewhere seen this reversal also called "day for night."
Two greys in a schoolyard.
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla), juvenile, with Least Sandpipers, Mountain View Forebay, Santa Clara County, California - 1 September 2014. Linked to eBird checklist: ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19642123
On lawn at Lucie Stern Community Centet
Very dry from extensive drought in the area on one way road near vista hill in foothills park
On one way road above Foothills Park interpretive center
On the one way road above the Foothills Park interpretive center
Eating acorns at Orchsrd Gle picnic area
On dam face near Boronda Lake