These flies like this tree. At least 20 "roosting" in it.
First time that I've noticed this plant on this side of the canyon.
The Friends of Leona Heights Park each year participates in the annual Coastal Clean Up by cleaning in and around Horseshoe Creek. There exists in the park an extensive graffiti wall that is always littered with used spray cans. This year I was the site coordinator for the event and after wrapping up I was doing a once over to make sure everything and everyone had been accounted for when I noticed this little guy. There are many cracks and crevices in the wall that the painters use and unfortunately for this little dude who calls those cracks and crevices home things don't bode so well. At first I thought it was a toy, but then I was astonished to see it scramble away from me when I went to pick it up. Not a pink elephant, but a pink blue belly, that's something you don't see everyday.
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.
@ Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary
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.