A Southern Black Racer snake swallows a meal marked by the conspicuous large bulge of its throat as its prey is swallowed. The thick pasture grass at Treasure Hammock Ranch making for an ideal hunting ground for the Racer to move through keeping hidden from its prey until the fateful moment of capture. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
When we visited the Ansin Tract Conservation Area on 3-30-2019, we saw false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa) growing along the St. Sebastian River and in other moist places. This plant goes by variety of common names: Bastard false indigo, bastard indigo, leadplant, and desert false indigo. This shrubby member of the pea family, Fabaceae, can grow […] via Pretty Purple Pea — Enjoy the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area
St. Patrick Mission Church was built during the heyday of grain exports and the arrival of the railroad that turned the tiny town of Port Costa, California into a major shipping hub in the late 1800s. Situated along the Carquinez Straits where the Sacramento River enters San Francisco Bay, ferries transported trains across the Strait to Port Costa where the trains would then continue on to the Port of Oakland. The construction of the railroad bridge across the Strait in […]