A adult badger and a young badger were observed in and around a den sight in Bollinger Canyon on Rocky Ridge, west of Danville, CA and three miles north of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
Probably C. salina . This was along edge of a tidal channel between West Winton Avenue and Hayward Landing .
Next to San Francisco Bay , north of Hayward Landing .
Growing near tidal channel between West Winton Avenue and Hayward Landing . This is a saline area with Salicornia and Frankenia salina nearby .
Cap larger than my fist
This snake had a wad of sticky slime in its mouth and a bunch of pine needles. Some other animal's defense mechanism, perhaps?
Maybe that large camel-backed cricket we saw on the Cataract Trail...
Thes pics aren't the greatest, but you can see that the pedicel is pretty glabrous.
Three in the water one in the air.
Got one in motion!
These seemed to be relatively common. The green eyes were distinctive, and made me suspicious that these were bee mimicking flies