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Created 5-Aug-16
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July on Jasper Ridge: a nice summer day. Acorn woodpeckers are active in the early morning. An exciting encounter with an ash-throated flycatcher, feeding its young. (The full sequence is in an adjacent folder.) I return to some of my recurrent themes: valley oaks, serpentine rocks, tarweed flowers. Please leave a comment if you know an ID!
Busy AntsDetritusHarvesting a Filaree SeedWrestling a Filaree SeedGateway Valley OaksSpiderweb in TarweedFlower HeadsCaterpillar on Flower HeadInsect on Flower HeadFlower of Hayfield Tarweed (Hemizonia congesta ssp. luzulifolia)Flower of Hayfield Tarweed (Hemizonia congesta ssp. luzulifolia), in ShadeJackrabbit RemainsAcorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicovorus) in TreeAcorn Woodpeckers in Phainopepla TreeFemale Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicovorus) in FlightFemale Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicovorus) Shows her CrestFemale Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicovorus)Mistletoe-covered Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Mistletoe-covered Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Valley Oaks (Quercus lobata)