American White Pelican at Lake Merritt
Presidio Clarkia at the Serpentine Prairie!
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.
I've been seeing these digger bees for years now, but last Friday I was finally able to take a halfway decent photo. Conditions are apparently just right for this bee at the corner of the Admissions & Records office at Peralta Community College District. There a small path of sand is exposed and provides an excellent place for their burrows.
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
Redwood tree along 40th Street and Linden Street.
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