Found by two kids dining near me at Free Bird Burrito!
This is the same slime mold I've looked at in previous weeks. Today I went back with Leslie Flint, and she both pulled off the remnants of the one atop the log, and also noted a larger mass of slime mold below.
The seed of this plant, I remember Leslie saying.
This piece of lichen had fallen off of a nearby lichen-laden rock. The first shot is from below, the second (unfortunately out-of-focus) is from above.
Feeding on Soap Plant
We were hiking at the right hour to see the soap plant bloom! We even saw one open right before our very eyes! We watched a large bee pollinate it.
This time I was hiking with Leslie Flint, so I feel more secure in *our* ID
Poison-Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum), Edgewood Preserve, San Mateo County, California - September 2008.
I have posted pictures of this object over the past two weeks. Here is its latest incarnation, or fading away.
Not sure if this picture can be definitively ID'ed. Very small skipper, similar in size to a small checkerspot. I just got lucky to see it perch, and obtained what pictures I could
This is one of my favorite new plants. This was a different stand of Seep MF than the first batch I found on this hike
Very thin; did not want to spread its wings. In the first picture you can see the striped body. The white tip at the base stood out.This was near where habitat changes from grassy rocky California hillside to chaparral.
Breeding pair, judging from behavior. Male in first picture, female in second.
Lichens decorated with a Western Bluebird on top!
Male and female, near a bluebird house. The male is sitting on some pretty lichens, which I will put in a separate entry!