Grassland, bottom of Moving Mountain Trail
Turkey Tail mushroom
It crossed the trail through a sitting group of people without rattling.
Found at bottom of its sand trap on Moving Mountain Trail
In a bay/oak woodland on Moving Mountain Trail above the ephemeral pond
Since it looked like something was on it's back (from below), I'd guess a Saddlebags?
Saw multiple young ones/around 4cm, snout to vent, sunning on paths & rocks today.
Two caterpillars observed/pictured on Sweet Fennel/Foeniculum vulgare.
When first observed it was not yet emerged from its larval form exoskeleton and we could not identify it. After about 10 minutes of trying to climb out of water it emerged and its winds unfolded. So very cool! At the Copeland Creek crossing.
I'm looking at the beige mounds here, not the California Laurel Aphids. On Ca Bay Laurel on Meadow trail near spring box.
Is this an invasive pea? Found in grassland near trail across from the marsh.
On downed oak tree next to trail
Fern like plant. Grass blade like leaves. 9in from dirt to tip of stem with varying leaf length(4-6in)
This tree is on the edge of the native plant garden at Sonoma State University but it doesn't look native.
I think. In riparian zone.