Pair with Canada Geese grazing on grass in ball field. This is a different pair than previously reported. Note the lack of the neck ring.
Small flock hugging the reeds. Best seen from the west side of the natural pond.
I observed a Hermit Thrush taking a bath by himself in my backyard birdbath in Concord, California
A large green Praying Mantis in my backyard in Concord, CA
Along Ygnacio Canal .
A pair in mixed flock with Canada Geese. Found on island as well as baseball field.
There is small population here. the majority of the turtles are Red-eared Sliders.
Found near south and west sides of natural pond
Feeding on berries
Feeding on berries.
Seen on southeastern end of natural pond and near parking lot.
A small colony found along Ygnacio Canal . An uncommon plant in the East Bay with this being one of few records locally away from the delta . A new plant for me . Surprising find for a city park . Note square stem , opposite leaves that are toothed , fruit in leaf axils .
Fruiting 5 feet from base of oak tree
Uncommon at Mount Diablo . Found where Blue Oak woodland meets grassland .
This population was quickly declining when I took this photo 7 years ago . I only saw it bloom once or twice in the 7 to 10 years that I checked . Currently choked by Poison Oak .
From past files . Growing on serpentine soil . Note the purple-dotted stem separates this from Layia platyglossa .
From past files . On a chert outcrop .
From past files . Plant very sticky to the touch ( in fact it stuck to itself while I took this photo ) .
Looks like something in Rhamnaceae perhaps . Does not appear to be something ordinary or native .