In stream bed
Not sure which epilobium
In the streambed.
The frog is in the watercress
Not sure if L. hyssopifolium or L. Californicum. Will look closer.
Hasn't started flowering yet. Need to be removed before it does.
Second year that I've seen these flowers in this location. They are on shady bank.
Just visited this site (July 29, 2014) and the goats have eaten all the dried vegetation. Looking forward to seeing if they come back next year.
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