Seen in bloom in a cultivated garden environment.
On blue oak near Novato California.
On blue oak at Mt. Burdell, near Novato, CA.
On blue oak, Mt. Burdell, near Novato California.
On down dead blue oak branches at Mt. Burdell, near Novato California.
On coast live oak at Mount Burdell, near Novato California.
Two Otters swimming in Pond 1
This dried specimen was growing atop a man-made dyke in the Novato Marsh. This non-native plant speciment is about 1.9 meters in height.
Sizable stands of this Typha were seen north of California State Highway 37 growing in the saltwater marsh associated with San Pablo Bay.
A single tree was seen at the southern edge of the expansive Novato Marsh not far from State Highway 37. The yellow flowers were profusely blooming.
Seen in cultivation as an element of a restaurant landscape feature.
Clapper Rail feeding in the tidal marsh
The rail foraged in the mud and shore of the creek for ten minutes, then swam under the kayak launch dock.
Stashed in a buckeye pantry by some squirrel, I reckon.
5 beetles on dead remnants of bristly oxtongue
on rock at Deer Park trail; very dry habitat. Beetles were less than 0.5 cm long each.
guessing bobcat based on size and segmentation
buckeye fruits stashed in hollow of tree trunk by some critter, who also threw in an "oak apple" gall for good measure