A huge issue in this part of the watershed. Trees strangled with wrist-thick vines of ivy and eroding banks
Sunflowers, also they are in the family named Asteraceae.
You can barely see it, but this is a turtle, and it falls under Chordata.
Segmented worms, which falls under the Phylum Annelid.
This tree is totally loaded with fruit this year. Lots are still hanging on and growing on many of the lower limbs. Must be good food for wildlife. Growing off a narrow part of the channel totally choked with himalayan blackberry.
Update on apple tree: 11/20. Took another photo of the munched apple on the ground. I had the suspicion that a lot of animals were feasting at this tree.
Older kill site. Partial spine and two leg bones. Size-wise, possum or raccoon size. Near (40 yards) the dead fawn and apple tree. Also a nearby (less than 4 feet) lower jaw that was in better shape but could be related to this.
Fawn or yearling, quite small. Some skin still attached. Broken into pieces over about 30 yards of the creekbed.
Update on yearling carcass: 11/20. After picking up the wildlife camera I noticed a fresh piece of scat on the first leg I photo'd. The scat was long, skinny and smelled, with lots of insects on it. The scat was mostly wound up green grass and a few berries. Whoever left it wasn't captured on the camera.