A black-headed grosbeak eating red elderberry fruits (Sambucus racemosa).
I took this photo many years ago, but it is a noteworthy enough plant observation to be added to iNaturalist retroactively. There are very few records of this species from San Francisco and no specimens collected since 1962. Only days after taking this photo, the plants (5 in all) had been apparently eaten - nothing remained but holes where the roots had been.
Three of them slamming about. Definitely at the height of the Fall brood.
First time i've seen a red tailed downtown/civic center in months. It was just leaving the side of Metreon when i first saw it. Flew off east.
Seen this butterfly a few times flitting about the plants of yerba buena - both up by the restaurants, and down by mission.
One of a family in glen canyon this year
More salamanders I found.
On rosy buckwheat flower
Caterpillar on rosy buckwheat flower
Took a little hike around Kirby Cove. Found these two little guys underneath a log.
Lots of them. Almost caught one. They were all on a rock that looked like a turtle. I thought that was pretty funny.
Found it while I was looking for salamanders. Cool colors.
Very calm to people. I could've grab one and it still would've been calm.
Some more of the salamanders I caught in the park.
Tried to turn over a log and accidentally pulled out a huge piece of bark. About 20 of them fell out but I ended up catching 5 and later let them go.
Waving pedipalps at me when I shared it's bench.
A few hanging from threads on an oak (Quercus lobata), but lots and lots on the next shrub,which was totally decimated. Possibly a lupin?
Rectangle on the leading edge of the upper front wing appears more white than orange, but the four spots on the upper hind wing are filled with blue. West Coast Lady?