Seen on the ceiling of a structure interior in the evening. The length of this flying insect was about seven mm.
I saw some very small fresh mushrooms in Pepperwood a week ago; ID'd for me by Alan Rockefeller as Psilocybe coprophila. I'd bet these are the same.
Hundreds of cow pats on this warm hillside looked just like this one.
Confluent growth this spring, purpling the meadows.
This large tree was seen in a vacant lot next to this medical office complex. The tree height was about thirty five meters. The tree was probably planted many decades ago, probably as a gateway to a now destroyed residence at this site. The distinctive dry fruits found on the ground are about forty cm long.
I am very hesitant about my id, I'm not quite sure how to classify the sweeping common name "moss". This was growing on a continually moist patch on the base of a hill in a pasture, exposed to the sun (it's in my shadow in the pic)
Either that or pseudognaphalium. Growing on the side of a private driveway
Low growing, less than 6 inches tall with clusters of white flowers
Kind of out of focus but definitely a fiddleneck of some kind
Several bees were seen in the landscaping within the PetSmart parking lot. This bee was nectaring on the ornamental plant Raphiolepis indica.
Seen perching on a light standard outside the PetSmart store. He was smart enough to be on the exterior of this retail store!
Mushrooms growing on cow patties.
Seen growing on pasture slopes after the rains
Growing on a sunny but very wet, very steep slope
Growing out of creek bed
Smalll spindly growing out of creek bed under live oaks
Seen growing in a disturbed area, this gilled mushroom had a cap diameter of about two cm and a stalk length of around four cm. The cap had been dried by the recent warm weather, and the gills were an orangish hue.