A huge issue in this part of the watershed. Trees strangled with wrist-thick vines of ivy and eroding banks
Too fast for me, but one lone sculpin survived the summer drought here
Same spot every year in the chips. First ones seen.
corolla 3 mm long. Anthers 1 mm long.
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.
Lots right outside the active channel, but this is further down the channel alongside a lot of blackberry and closer up. Once the redwoods begin as a grove, there are no more (well, one small) walnut present.
Healthy young tree under the redwoods right alongside the active channel. We've had problems with SOD further north in the canyon. Nothing visible here.