On blue oak near Novato California.
On blue oak at Mt. Burdell, near Novato, CA.
On blue oak, Mt. Burdell, near Novato California.
On down dead blue oak branches at Mt. Burdell, near Novato California.
On coast live oak at Mount Burdell, near Novato California.
Growing in one of the more upland portions of the marsh, but this still places it at roughly sea level for high tide.
This is one of many desiccated plants seen on the marsh expanse, which apparently was a victim of the drought afflicting the region at the first half of the 2013/2014 water year.
A number of these plants were seen along the main trail not far from the Petaluma River. Some of the plants were in dried form from the prior year's growth.
Seen along the trail with marshland all around.
This lone gull was seen floating on the Petaluma River, and it remained in a relatively stationary position for about five minutes.
One specimen of this distressed Juniper was seen along the main marsh trail. The lack of rain until recently seems to have distressed many of the marsh flora. This plant should be J. communis, but that is not within a native range.
Seen on an old fencepost along the marsh trail.
This dried specimen was growing atop a man-made dyke in the Novato Marsh. This non-native plant speciment is about 1.9 meters in height.
Sizable stands of this Typha were seen north of California State Highway 37 growing in the saltwater marsh associated with San Pablo Bay.
A single tree was seen at the southern edge of the expansive Novato Marsh not far from State Highway 37. The yellow flowers were profusely blooming.
beautiful big cat hunting quail in a field visible from the road