Presidio Clarkia at the Serpentine Prairie!
Picture is very blurry due to distance and dark. Saw clearly in overhead flight, and clearly identified hooting.
Hummingbird (Anna's) bathing in a small garden pond at 7pm on 5/7/13.
Brown-spotted Bush-cricket (Tessellana tessellata), Oakland, Alameda County, California - 2 July 2012. Found inside a building, chilled, photographed and released. This is an introduced species native to Europe. ID confirmed by David Ferguson from images on Bug Guide.
The line old redwood of the east bay hills
very very slender stems and florets; lemma hairy in age; awns less than 30 mm long and about 0.1 mm wide
found one very small woody plant
corolla pouched toward base on lower side and about 10 mm long, lower corolla lip 4-6 mm wide
plant less than 1.5 feet tall