Black and white color morph, 1 m+ in length, sunning itself on trail, then retreating to nearby serpentine grassland.
chick just popped up out of the reeds and looked at me as though it thought I might have a bit of food. Very cute.
Big, bright white birds with black wingtips, not that it shows in the photo.
Upper margin of keel is ciliate near the tip and the banner is longer than wide.
Stamens are attached near the constriction in corolla tube, which is below half the length of the tube. The stigma is surrounded by the stamens and there are 5 calyx lobes.
The second picture shows the hairy appendages at the throat of the corolla. The corolla was 5 mm wide and about 10 mm long.
There were 3 glabrous ridges at the top of the mericarp
I read that they eat slugs. I wish I had these snakes living in my yard.
Parrot Mushroom (Hygrocybe psittacina), Garin East Bay Regional Park, Hayward, California
It looks like it's dead in the 3rd picture but it's not.