This Northern Checkerspot was landed on the lawn at the Tilden Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA
I found and snapped a photo of a Pipevine Swallowtail flying over some plants at the Tilden Park Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA
Resting on a lilly
"Do you think they are magic", asked a passer-by
Dark, tentative, pending picture upload
Under Quercus agrifolia about 10m away from Strawberry Creek. Roughly 20 mushrooms within a 5 ft radius. Fruiting bodies likely due to light rain in the morning.
Barred feather, found on ground on bank of creek. Half of the feather is black, half of it is a dark blue. 4" long, 1/2" wide. Feather is slightly translucent. Black horizontal stripes through the blue half of the feather.