|The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/or flowers. All are worthy additions to the bucket. Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment. Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located. Each note is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the patterns that are quietly unwinding around us.
Castro Valley, CA
Continued below the orange coprolite
On (or shortly before) 5/26 we had baby Bewick's Wrens hatch in the bird box in the Spruce out front. (I think that some have also hatched in the Juniper out back within the last day or two.)
Our redbuds are fully leafed out, and the apricot, apple and pear have bloomed out and now have fruit somewhere around the size of ping-pong balls.
Sedum Beneath Clevelandia Sage, Gloxinia, Salvia Greggi (& mystery rose)
An Island Mallow (lavatera assurgentiflora) about 2 to 3 years old, over 6' tall, and its flower:
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