Many many olives in area
Eight Turkeys were in the trees, making scarce. You can see one to right of right most tree silhouette.
This plant was huge maybe ten feet high.
This ID is my guess. No flowers and I didn't feel the leaf. Deep in the canyon.
I know there are several hayfield tarweed sub species and I'm just marking this hayfield tarweed. More notes later
Not sure if L. hyssopifolium or L. Californicum. Will look closer.
Hasn't started flowering yet. Need to be removed before it does.
Unusually looking squirrel, with "piebald" coloration. Apparently, it has become already a viral phenomenon around the South Bay (http://www.viralnova.com/awesome-squirrel/).
Forge Garden, CA native
Willow Borer (Xylotrechus insignis; Cerambycidae), Ulistaic Natural Area, Santa Clara County, California - 3 May 2014. It took me a while to figure it out, but this beetle was dead but somehow stuck to the wooden fence in a lifelike position...
Agrilus politus metallic wood-boring beetle (Buprestidae), Ulistaic Natural Area, Santa Clara County, California - 3 May 2014. Thanks to Richard Westcott and Bug Guide for the ID: bugguide.net/node/view/916084#1629830
Ceroxys latiusculus (Picture-winged Fly; Ulidiiidae), Ulistaic Natural Area, Santa Clara County, California - 3 May 2014. Link on Bug Guide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/916088