On Alcatraz. Presumed the one from Sugarloaf. Glad our respective visits to Alcatraz coincided today. Bit of a spat as it kept 'borrowing' spots where Brandt's Cormorants were beginning to nest
Has freckles, a sláinte shirt, and is most likely Irish.
Red new growth, leaves very serrated, probably an ornamental
pacific forktail damselfly
Specimen was collected by A. Fish. He reported dozens of these flies in the coastal scrub. ID by Martin Hauser, CDFA.
Underside of leaf
It was by itself...clearly not part of the great Douglas Iris abundant on the peaks...
With a Common Raven
Growing under pines.Possibly Russula rosacea
He was fairly big and ran across a gravel path in front of my bicycle. Unfortunately I didn't get a good enough shot of his head, but his underside was all black.