A few nights ago I posted some photos of juvenile Cedar Waxwings in Bodega Bay — see "Waiting for summer fruit" on 18 September 2020. Ruth wrote to say that there wasn't confirmed nesting data for Cedar Waxwings in Sonoma County. Well, since this is a rare event, I'm including a couple more photos for the record:
Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Late this afternoon I was walking by a wall that I pass by regularly when something caught my eye. A large dragonfly was perched there, so I approached for a closer view:
Friday, September 11, 2020
Carol was asking me about Pacific Silverweed (Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica) today, which triggered a memory of this photo I took back in 2007.
This species has an amazing network of stolons (aboveground runners). This was fairly early in the growing season, but imagine the leaves getting larger and filling in the spaces. Later in the summer and fall, the stolons are harder to see.
Pacific Silverweed likes wetlands, e.g., on Bodega Head we find it in freshwater marshes, wet seeps along the bluffs, ephemeral dune ponds, and the upper edges of salt marshes.