First sighted last week.
Seen in a sunny chaparral area. Fresh flowers are just now opening up, and last year's dry flower stalks are still apparent.
This small flowered plant does not appear to be native to the region. It was found in a disturbed area
This specimen was seen within the cemetery grounds. It is a mature tree attaining a height of about thirty meters. It is somewhat south of its native range, and thus i suspect was planted as a special specimen tree within the cemetery.
A considerable amount of this oxalis was seen in various parts of the cemetery.
Seen growing among the tombstones of the cemetery. Note that the leaf margin does not exhibit the more exaggerated cut of the more common T. officianale.
This mature willow was seen along the roadway right-of-way, perhaps planted a half century ago. There is another similar specimen not far away on the same side of the road. Leaves and catkins have recently begun to appear. The tree height is about sixteen meters high.
This shrub was seen at banktop level along the asphalt trail.
Seen growing on leaf litter near the road. The general area can be characterized as mixed oak woodland.
Seen as a landscaping element along the roadway, this is an alien species used for ornamental purposes. The plant is now in flower as shown here.
This somewhat chinky crustose lichen was seen growing firmly adnate to a native boulder within a chaparral habitat on a sunny rocky slope.
Exotic or escaped pet????
This Diamond Dove has been hanging out next to my chickens' cage in the morning before. I have never seen such a small dive before.
Seen growing along the lakeside trail in a somewhat disturbed grassy area. The cap of this hemispheric mushroom is about six cm in diameter, and the stalk length is only about 4.5 cm, including the engorged base.
Several sizable incense cedar trees were seen at the northern entrance to Spring Lake. This tree is not in its native range here, and it belongs in mountainous areas such as the Sierra Nevada. It is likely that these trees, now measuring up to 23 meters high, were planted in the mid twentieth century.
Seen in a ruderal grassy area.