This vine like flower was covering large areas on the side of the stevens creek trail
Pair of Coopers Hawks. One male and one female. Female larger and more rufous. Mated several times. Female had a rat and remained holding it until after copulation, then proceeded to eat the rat as the male sat on a nearby branch uninterested...
Chilling on the taxiway, completely unperturbed by all the planes doing engine run-ups not 10 feet away.
Escapee. There are so very many of these all over now.
Finally bloomed. The wild ones around the yard were a bit late due to trampling.
If you needed more proof of how warm it's been, here are some volunteer basil seedlings that have just germinated. Variety "Lettuce Leaf."
Wish I could get rid of these stupid things.
Bloomed sometime in the past 6 days.
Naturalized patch. Bloomed sometime in the past 6 days.