We were up in the sandstone rock area, first finding a scrape from several days before and then this recent mass of scat at the base of a Mimulus plant. About the size of both my hands together; very fresh and damp but not steaming. Likely from early that morning. Should have touched it to test for warmth, since I had no thermometer. Photos: Dan Quinn
Grazing near road
In a backyard near the roots of birch, citrus, plum, roses.
Photo by PRC (mum).
Interesting life/death specimen
There is a small grove of these trees on either side of a major trail junction on the southwest side of Laurelwood Park, near the base of the mountain. I tried to get a few pictures, but I am not sure even to family on this one.
With my binoculars, I could see underneath one, and saw the pores
Very firm. Nice squirrel-bite in the top. No smell. In a backyard near citrus, birch, roses, plum.
Do these guys ever stop flying?
Very large clumps just below the dam. On dead either alder or cottonwood
Two went overhead, seemingly flying together. It was a male/female pair, as the size difference was obvious.
FINALLY I saw a Coyote on my regular walk up here! It had taken over a year for one of the commoner mammals to show itself. This dog looked healthy.
This one puzzled me for a long time; I thought it might be a Field Sparrow. Leslie, Ginny, and Ron joined me up there, and internet discussion also helped to seal the ID. But it was fun!
near Filoli, Flume Trail, in dry creek bed
near Filoli, dry creek bed, Flume Trail