Bat Ray caught off Elephant Rock Pier as part of shark watch citizen science class. Fisherman released it.
building a nest
Could not figure out from dichotomous key. Kept keying to cotoneaster, but does not look like one- growing prostrate
Rusty underside. Dark blue back and wings
Nesting in cavities in a pine snag.
Not sure what the plant is. The caterpillar was in a formation of leaves pulled together and i na little cave of sorts. Common butterflies here are the cabbage white and gulf flitallary but this seems like neigter? There were many similar leaf formations.
Windowbox wood-sorrel. Non-native, disturbed places. ?Key break btwn this species and redwood sorrel:?Rhizome woody, not creeping; disturbed places?.....?O. articulata subsp. rubra
8'?Rhizome fleshy, creeping; ? undisturbed forests
9.?Flowers 1?.....?O. oregana
Crawling across the parking lot near the Baker-Barry tunnel.
Yet another example of this grass popping up from seed near street side plantings. Soon I predict this will be invasive all over the city of San Francisco