Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monk Parakeet

(photo stolen from the internet)

I almost got clobbered by the giant JAARS truck yesterday when, halfway across the street, I involuntarily looked up in response to a loud and unfamiliar sound. I managed to force myself to finish crossing the street before pulling my binoculars out of my work bag--four Monk Parakeets on the electric wires.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Slow Start to the Wildflower Season

False Garlic

Violet sp.

Bladderpod sp.

Basket Anemone

The earth on our nearby hiking paths is very dry, so it seems we might not have a good wildflower season. It also seems like I need a new book: