Planar projections emanating radially built on top of ELM lower branches. Local (fungal?) disease only on lower branches. Dense branch clustering exhibited on tree in ring around lower trunk where branches are all afflicted with this.
I saw this condition on 3 other elm trees on campus. Many elm trees are unaffected and one elm tree has the lower branch clustering, but lacks the abnormal bark constructions. What is this disease?
The heron caught a channel catfish!
Most of the shovelers seen were doing their circling feeding habits!
Singing loudly a top a Himalayan blackberry bush!
Leafy plant, dark red stem and grew in clusters of many stems. Flower-like. Grew close to a water source. Soft leaves.
Very large and calm bird, stood very still like a statue. Sitting alone on a log in the water, it was cleaning itself and kind of basking in the sunshine. Long legs, daggerlike bill, mainly dark bluish/grey feathers with some lighter grey feathers.
I was in the Union Bay Natural Area working in the Centennial woods that we are trying to restore and all of a sudden I see a shiny red head on a currant flower. I was blessed to even be able to capture this bird. Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) on a Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum).
This bird was in the reeds of a wetland area.