In transition zone between salt marsh (Damon Marsh) and shore trail (Damon Marsh Trail)
In mixed flock; came in late.
In mixed flock.
In mixed flock, predominately chickadees.
In mixed flock.
Jumped off Meyer lemon tree.
At a forest seep .
In heavy forest .
In shady woodland .
At edge of a seep .
Found in middle of trail in wooded section near a gully . A very young individual .
Growing on bluff .
Growing on slope .
In grassy area , probably serpentine soil .
In serpentine soil .
In serpentine soil , near end of bloom .
Small, no more than 1 inch.
Clovers still confuse me, non-native ones doubly sow. This was a very small, mat-forming species growing in the middle of the trail.
Interesting find by Liam. This is my first time seeing this lichen despite quite a bit of time staring into shrubs in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills. We found two individuals, one on poison oak and the other on coyotebush (I think, though it wasn't very leafy so maybe not), so it's certainly not common at this location. There were no apothecia on either, and you can see what I think are the soredia on the second pic here.
Possibly in the genus Sphex. Sadly did not see them hauling away any katydids.
Behold the osmeterium, a pair of inflatable antlers that emit chemical defenses. Though I'd seen pictures of this before, I'd never actually see it in the flesh. I was amazed by how quickly the caterpillar can evert this, almost instantly, much quicker than almost anything else the caterpillar can do.
Went to Sibley to look for Rattlesnakes. Dry, hot walk...
Blanking on the name