Hear them at night starting in late Jan in the ponds. Males calling for females
Hanging off of either a valley oak or a buckeye
Growing on soil under mixed evergreen forest, specifically under Douglas Fir. These mushrooms were alongside the trail. Gilled, cap not wet or slimy. Appeared to be yellow in color, staining black in age. Younger showed yellow, while older rotting specimen were pure black. I think this could be a form of waxy cap, something I've heard called a 'Blackening Waxy Cap' but I don't know and certainly don't know the scientific name.
Many of these right along the trail amongst the other ferns. Since the rains the tell-tale gold spores haven't been notable.
Amongst the other birds I saw two goldfinches, but didn't and still don't know what kind. I'm still new at this and will learn more and more as I go.
Definitely saw one. Two other birds that were probably thrushes were already around. They were in the brush under the trees rather than out in the meadow like the other birds this walk.
Chased off another (unknown) bird from the top of a fruit tree. Sat there like a sentinel then took off.
Not in bloom.
Newer pretty turkey tails growing down a downed log. Underside bright white and pored.
Buds that I'd been seeing earlier on other walks, here were turned purple and opened up to flowers. Took pictures that I will post.
Before he appeared there was a lot of chatter in the meadow. As soon as he came out all the chatter stopped and he lazily flew around and then away. I actually saw another hawk later much farther away that I think was also red shouldered but can't be sure due to the distance.
4 of these (2 male, 2 female) hopping on the ground in front of me as I walked along the trail.
Unknown which variety - I thought it was coastal. Took several photos that I'll add.
Hadn't seen many of these until this walk. Quite a few clutching the hillside along the trail.
Fresh green leaves coming up (everywhere I go now) but I saw a lot here along the Hood Mountain Trail and on the margins between the woodland and open meadow.
only one of these. He was in the same area as the western bluebirds and they flew off from him. it wasn't long before he was gone and the bluebirds returned.
I saw 21 of these, both male and female. They flew back and forth between the top branches of a leafless oak and some old fence posts in the meadow. They stayed close together in a loose flock.
only saw one flying across the meadow on the Los Alamos side of the park.
Very little fur. 6 red legs and two black. It had a little bit of yellow on its butt. Small red fangs.
Found growing on a Douglas fir snag. Perhaps, Xeromphalina campanella?
Small bird in a tree about 7 feet off the ground. There were two in this tree and several others in a small bush next to them.