Solitary bird diving near bridge.
Small flock flying overhead.
Several hiding in vegetation at high tide.
Darted for very brief moments in and out of shrub on left side of image---perhaps once every three to five minutes. Difficult but worth while.
EBRPD's helicopter kept buzzing over head while we walked, but save the helicopter that was the only human(s) we ever saw on our hike. A permit is required, but the Rocky Ridge trail in the Upper San Leandro Reservoir is definitely worth checking out.
This was growing very close to some coast live oak but not underneath. I didn't have much time to dilly dally along the trail so my observations for the day were lacking. I didn't think to bruise the fungus to see a color change.
Growing underneath a coast live oak within pretty thick duff material.
The observation is in regards to the purplish growth.
Are these honey mushrooms?
There was a TON of poop outside this cavity at the base of an oak.
Growing on a fallen coast live oak limb.
Our favorite lepidopterist stalking the elusive Monarch butterfly.