From Whitehead Park, a juvenile Bald eagle is interested in the bait-ball. Jan 20/ 2020
Walking on the west side:
One of the large willows.
Circling toward the east side of the park.
Standing on the ramp, looking up Tod Creek and toward the park’s east side.
Before shot: volunteers standing in front of the area to be mulched today.
Dumping the mulch.
Looking at things from both sides now…
Looking back toward the park’s west side, almost from where we were spreading the mulch.
Mulch spread over this corner of the plot.
It’s hard to see in these two photos, but Audrey & Mary are tying the Hardhack up. During the winter, the grasses & Horses Tail have held the rain & snow, bringing the Hardhack to a lying down position.
The team: Kathleen, Mary and Audrey.
Whitehead Park, west-side.
Crossing Goward Bridge
Whitehead Park, east-side
Oregon-grape [Mahonia aquifolium], historically used by First Nations for dye for basket material and medicinally but with caution; the tart purple berries can be eaten, especially as an excellent jelly; and can make wine.
Slough sedge [Carex obnupta]. When first assessing whether a grass or sedge: remember the catchphrase “Sedges have edges, rushes are round, grasses have knees that bend to the ground. … The ‘knees’ of grasses are joint-like nodes found along round, hollow stems. The stems of sedges and rushes are solid; in cross-section the stems of rushes are round, while those of sedges are triangular and so have edges.” [see https://www.centralcoastbiodiversity.org/grasses-sedges-and-rushes.html ]
Resident beaver damage
west-side, beautiful bark
west-side, looking toward east-side