September: the winding down of autumn. Valley oaks and blue oaks still have their leaves, but are getting ready to shed them until the spring rains come again. (Yes, I consider the beginning of the wet season to be the beginning of spring here, even if it does come in November or December.) Tarantulas dig nests; parachute spiders ride long distances on the wind.
I revisit several of my favorite locations, and cannot resist capturing yet another nice image of these iconic oaks.
The birding transect of September 2016.