Observed flying between individuals of cudweed (Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum).
I've seen similar passionflowers listed as P. coccinea but the leaves are more like P. vitifolia. I'm guessing it's a hybrid cultivar. It's either been in this location for a long time or is vegetatively invasive, as it is smothering the surrounding plants. Native arroyo willows are growing at the bottom of this slope.
Echium pininana nearby, but this one's definitely E. candicans. Several seedlings spotted near this individual.
My son observed a large number of winged insects emerging from a small hole in the ground. Most of the individuals had dispersed by the time I took this photo, with a few stragglers scattered on the ground near the hole. The hole is associated with a tree stump that had been decaying for over 10 years.
In the landscaped areas on the north side of the museum.
A healthy population of jubata grass is emerging on the north side of the VA Hospital grounds.
A cluster of several near the western end of the Veteran's Trail, growing on old dune sands.
Nectaring on flowers growing next to the bay, and not very timid.
Black crowned night heron
Autumnal colors in the cypress needles
Several seen flying.
This perch was the cause for quite a few squabbles, none of which I photographed.
She perched next to a Western Gull for a little while. Very funny pair.
Chasing an American Kestrel.
Being hounded by crows. Thrilling to watch.
not a personal observation. Simonds loop neighborhood
Interesting weed I've never seen before in GGpark