First sighted last week.
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 shrub was seen at banktop level along the asphalt trail.
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.
This thin layer of duckweed was seen at the slackwater shallow fring of Spring Lake.
Seen in dry form from last year's growth, at the waterline edge. Now everyone knows that i use recycled pocket calendars for my field notes :)
This Western scrub-jay was seen perching in a willow tree, that was just beginning to produce leaves and catkins.
Growing not far from the shoreline in a low-lying land spit that protrudes into the lake. Catkins and leaves seem to be appearing more or less at the same time. This will has a laterally spreading form, with an effective length of the main stem of about six meters.
Seen growing in a low elevation land spit protruding into the lake. The minute sedge was only about 28 cm high, with triangular cross section flower spike no more than one mm in cross section diameter. The soft, narrow delicate leaves were about 20 cm long and two mm wide.