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Date: 4-17-2014 12:14 AM
Subject: Coyote Creek Trail, Hwy. 237 to Cottonwood Dr.
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Tags:beetle, bird, butterfly, california poppy, coyote creek, field trip, flower, girafa, graffiti, great blue heron, insect, milpitas, mystery structure, native wildflower, nest, pigeon, sign, skipper
Coyote Creek Trail, Hwy. 237 to Cottonwood Dr.


On Sunday D. and I took a walk on the Coyote Creek Trail between Highway 237 and Cottonwood Dr., and I took some pics of what we saw along the way.


The trail.




Wild radish and California poppies.






Which one of these hundreds of trees is the "first tree"? 




Graffiti, a pigeon and reflections where the trail goes under Hwy. 237.








Coyote Creek.




Tiny beetles on angelica blossoms




The trail skirts the campus of a tech company that has dedicated part of its land to habitat for the endangered burrowing owl.




Cisterns are part of the Coyote Creek flood control system.




The trail.




A black phoebe hunts for bugs to eat at the edge of the woods.




Girafa under the Tasman Dr. overpass.




California blackberry.




A sign with the letter V mysteriously cleaned off.  (D. and I think it indicates the proximity of a homeless encampment in the woods.)




Mallow.




We pass by a great blue heron rookery, with little baby herons poking their head above the nests.






We pass by a mysterious white dome between a townhome complex and a flood control station. 






A fiery skipper rests on the trail.




Coyote Creek, framed by the Hwy. 237 overpass.




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