Seen growing and producing erect catkins in the higher riparian zone. Leave buds are just apparent, but clearly later than the erect catkins. Tree height is about five meters.
In bloom near the roadway, this shiny buttercup has a large number of petals, but not arranged like the California buttercup. Flowers are about one cm in diameter. Leaves are entire and lanceolate.
Seen perching on the side trending main trunk of a Quercus garryana.
This fragile gilled mushroom was found in the riparian zone. The cap is fifteen mm in diameter and the hollow smooth stalk is about four cm long.
Seen growing in the riparian woodland in western Annadel Park. Cap is a bell shaped with 1.7 cm diameter. Gills are yellow, and the hollow seven cm long light complected stalk is glabrous.
Seen in a riparian zone of the oak-bay woodland.
Seen in a riparian oak-bay woodland in the western part of Annadel. This delicate hollow stemmed mushroom is among a number of hollow stemmed mushrooms seen in this part of the park. The cap diameter of this conical species is 1.7 cm and the smooth stalk length is seven centimeters.
This crustose lichen was seen in a firmly adnate state on a large native stone. The microhabitat is oak savanna.
This delicate hollow stem mushroom was observed in a shady part of the riparian oak-bay forest.
Seen in an oak savanna habitat.
A number of naturalized daffodils were seen in a grassy ridge setting. These flowers are native to Europe. This taxon could be the Tenby daffodil or another closely resembling species from the south of France.
Seen on a sunny, rocky, grassy ridge. Image three depicts two basal leaves and the flower stem emerging from a single basal locus.
Seen in its nascent and flowering stage on the forest floor of an open canopy microhabitat of an oak-bay woodland.
Seen fruiting on the forest floor of this mixed oak-bay woodland. The diameter of this wavy cap is about 45 mm and the stalk length of this gilled mushroom is around 40 mm.
Seen growing on the forest floor in a relatively open canopy area of the mixed oak-bay woodland. The largest specimen has a cap diameter of about five cm and a smooth crooked stalk about seven cm long.
A California buckeye nut was seen rooting into leaf litter, as the buckeye above it was just unfurling completed leaves for the season.
Seen with nascent blooms on a sunny grassland low ridge.
Seen in a private garden under cultivation. This shrub was about one and a half meters high. Note the elaborate dried flower spikes.
These four adnate fungi were seen growing on a dead fallen log in the understory of a shady part of the mixed oak-bay woodland. The approximate diameter of each of the four specimens was nine millimeters.
Seen foraging on the woodland floor in a relatively open canopy part of the mixed oak woodland.
Seen growing in vine form near a main path under an oak woodland canopy. The vine length was about two meters.
Growing on a sloping somewhat rocky chaparral area. This shrub was about 1.9 meters tall and lacked a basal burl. The stature and leaf shape are different from the predominant Whiteleaf manzanita in this locale.
This swan was seen gliding over the calm southern waters of the lake.
This gilled mushroom was sighted near a main trail. The cap is somewhat concave with irregular margin. Gills are slightly descending and attached to the smooth stalk.
Seen near a main trail under tree cover in a somewhat grassy area.
These two Canada geese were seen on the southern banks of Lake Raphine, a stopover point as they are heading back to the north now.
This Lemonade berry tree has just started to show flower buds. It is too far north for its native range here, so this is possibly a garden escape. The tree height is about four meters.
Seen on a low vertical bank in a very shady part of this oak-bay woodland. Looks like P. lonchitis, but this is somewhat far south for its range.
This ground squirrel was seen on the upper bank of Lake Ralphine. He had constructed a complex burrow system, which was evident from the surface.
This very large fungus was seen on a large and very old oak tree along the road. The species is extremely hard and rock-like on the upper surface, but scratching the lower surface will create a drawing; hence the common name Artist's bracket is derived. This specimen measures about 35 cm across.