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Date: 9-22-2016 12:20 AM
Subject: Mountain Lake Park
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Tags:berry, bird, field trip, floof, flower, mountain lake, native wildflower, presidio, san francisco, sign
Mountain Lake Park


On Sunday, D. and I decided to enjoy the Indian Summer in San Francisco by visiting the recently-restored Mountain Lake Park in the Presidio, and I took a few pics while we were there, before I got too tired.


Mountain Lake.





Pied-billed grebes are commonly found at the lake.





Coot.





Coyote brush floof.





Another pied-billed grebe rests on an impromptu raft near the shoreline.





Edumacational signs ring the lake.





California asters.





Cranesbill.





A scrub jay hops around in the brush looking for things to eat.





Snowberries are high in fat and are a popular wintertime food for birds and other animals.





Decades of humans dumping non-native fish and reptiles into the lake decimated the native populations.  This depicts one of the native fish re-introduced to the lake.





Tules grow in fresh-water marshes and lakes.





This wild radish flower hosts an insect guest.





More cranesbill.





Honeysuckle berries glow in the afternoon sun.





Wood sorrel is supposedly edible, but sour.




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