Seen perching on the same beam for about ten minutes at the protected inlet by Lucas Wharf restaurant.
Seen as a dominant shrub in the ridgeline coastal scrub habitat here.
This willow was presenting its upright catkins along with leaf bud eruption. The tree is about five meters high and a favorite perching place for a scrub jay in the neighborhood.
Found on intertidal sands in the southwest portion of the cove.
This immature gull was perching on a large box at the Lucas Wharf restaurant enclosed harbor. The immature L. livens has pinkish, not yellow, legs.
Seen at clifftop level.
This specimen was observed on the intertidal sands near the discharge of Scotty Creek to the Pacific Ocean. This species was an important element of the diet for coastal Native Americans thousands of years ago. Note the presence of radial and circumferential ribs, a diagnostic that differentiates this mussel from M. edulis.