Growing right on the banks of the Russian River in gravel/sand, obviously with wet feet. This area was recently disturbed due to a restoration project at the Wohler Bridge. Woody reddish stems. Alternate leaf arrangement.
On the parcel of the Angel Creek headwaters. Shaded redwood grove up bank from Angel Creek (where some water is still running). Property owner didn't know this plant.
Hoping I can get an ID, but no flower on this one. Growing under willows in a sandbar on the side facing away from the river. Leaf shape was interesting all the way up the stalk, shaped like sheep sorrel.
Little guy came down from an Alder tree above Mill Creek (still flowing) then walked across the rocks to greener plants and water's edge. Nearby a swallowtail butterfly was on the rocks almost dead.
Many bees in large patch of White Sweetclover.
Large patch full of Honey Bees.
Chased off three Western Tiger Swallowtails when it first arrived. Eventually shared with them, mostly.
Large flock (at least 30) moving around high in trees alongside river.
Moth eggs on the "washed" spinach