This ceanothus was observed within the Native Plant Garden of the Sonoma Humane Society. Some of the individuals were originally occurring, and further natives have been planted. In any case the wild garden is effectively naturalized at this point.
Butterfly or moth caterpillar. Sparse hair. Found with spiderweb like material around them, they seem to be creating the web themselves.
This bird was seen terrestrially near the boat ramp area of Lake Ralphine.
He was about 3 inches from wing to wing and about 2.5 inches from head to bottom. A little pink coloration on the wings, very pretty moth. It was transfixed to my porch light
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.
A pied individual. Same size as a Mourning Dove, not larger like a Eurasian-collared Dove.
Although i observed this tick today crawling on me, i may have acquired his company any time in the last 24 hours in my wanderings. Hence a large radius of occurrence drawn. The body length of this critter is about 1.5 mm; fortunately i found him before he started to burrow in me.
I'm so pleased my Dutchman's pipes are in bloom this year! Maybe if I'm lucky I'll get some Pipevine Swallowtails in my garden this year
Young flower buds
This tree give log fruits with seeds inside.
Not a vulture. It was scanning the Creek and the pond for fish.
Growing near a riparian forest, beside some blackberry