Giant pacific slamander
coastal, found during creek restoration work day under the willow creek bridge on Bridgeway.
Healthy looking fast moving adult. No external gills.
A friend found this in her garden. Expanded range? or escaped pet? We think it's a female Northern. Can anyone confirm?
On cement wall of Battery Boutella (built 1901-1917)
Bright orange apothecia with yellow rims
Trying to grow between cement edges
Lots of Birding activity: local Audubon chapter has a huge Volunteer program here.
Lots of flowering plants here. Thought I'd see more butterflies. Anna's taking advantage of the Pride-of-Madera.
Half the island is closed off each season for the returning 1,100 pairs that breed here: largest west coast rookery for this species.
With all the naturalized, non-natives covering the place, cool to see this native busting out through the ruins...
Tons of these between the Labyrinth webs...
Surprisingly few insects about.
My first visit here...and I've lived in SF for 30 years. The agave was planted to thwart small craft landings to help prisoners escape...
Couldn't get a good pick with the 'ol phone. But I saw her come off the water with a fish in talon.