Sticky orange fruit, leaves smell citrusy, white fragrant flowers
Have seen three monarchs on this bush over the last week, this was the first time I could get a photo.
Caterpillar on tarweed
larva found on my jalapeño plant devouring its leaves
Observed a small bird in the brush alongside the trail I was on. It had a black color, brownish underbelly, orange beak, and and seemed to be foraging for something. Not sure if a carnivore or herbivore.
Bristle portion of a living teasel (Dipsacus) found in the 4 o'clock hour by the base of the trail.
Insect-caused gall found on living branch of unknown species of plant.
Dark green, spade-like leaves
Woody dark brown stem
Part examined: small offshoot of a larger tree
I found the Snowberry at 17:04 while walking along the trail in Strawberry Canyon. It was a pretty large bush of Snowberry. It has parallel, rounded leaves, and white berry fruit.
Without leaves in late sept
This is the fruit of a california buckeye tree, still clinging to the tree in late sept.
Purple flowers (thistles) growing out of green plant, green thistles also grew out, dry soil
Warm weather, little cloud coverage
This bird was feeding at dusk, diving into the water from about 15 feet up and immediately flying away... Presumably after missing its prey. Two long talk feathers, and its head would hang down far below its wings as it searched for food.
Bird at aquatic park
Some kind of thistle bush spotted on the side of trail in Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley. Plant is about 2-3 ft tall, with thick, prickly leaves. No flowers were seen on this particular plant. There were several of this kind of plant found along the trail.
A tree observed with 3-4 inch ellipse-shaped leaves, and light pink fruit at the tip of its branch. This particular branch is very close to ground level.
I was able to look it up on a GIS map of Berkeley Campus Trees
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