Too bad they don't taste as good as they look.


Fox glove, Digitalis purpurea

This invasive weed is adorning the stairs, looking very stately and attractive. It is one of the few plants in flower in the whole park. Too bad it has to go. As restoration proceeds, there will be natives flowering in its place.

Dead madrone, Arbutus menziesii

Dead trees make great habitat, especially Madrone, because they remain standing for decades. This one shows three nest holes.

Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus

A family of woodpeckers is nesting in the lowest of the three holes. Did you bring lunch?