My camera is out of commission for the moment so I will describe it. I see this shrub in slightly upland from riparian zones, along with the oaks. The one on the side of the road on Piezzi is about 15 feet tall. It has small ovate shaped leaves with smooth margins, the underside is silvery and fuzzier than the top. It has persistent red berries.
A pair nested in Bob's bird house this year.
This is a fun one. Sebastopol used to be all poultry farms and when they switched to grapes or apple orchards, many of the farmers just released what remained of their chickens. Now they hang out around Walgreens and are kind of the town pets. So cute.
Maybe a vireo?
In the berry bush, photo he is hiding at the very bottom right corner. This guy would not sit still for a second.
I have been looking for this guy for so long!
Growing on a Walnut tree.
I always find ladybugs in my house
Ran along creek at 4:15 pm. Photographed by mounted wildlife camera.
What is this green one here? I am curious about the other orange stuff too, but I put that on a separate post already.
This orange lichen was growing on a box elder.
there were no spots on this one
this was sitting on a sweet fennel right beside a ladybug.
Whenever I see fennel growing I always inspect to check out the lady bugs
I think this is Mule Fat but it might just be some sort of cudweed. The leaves remind me of a willow for sure. A beautiful green fly really enjoys the flower buds
Taking one of our last walnuts. With the increased crow numbers in the last few years, we get no nuts at all. to be fair, we've many squirrels too; but we used to get a peck of windfall walnuts.
Very heavy infestation of this green chard--confluent in places-- but absent on adjacent rainbow chard.
I picked some grapes this morning and two ladybug beetles crawled out of the bag.