On Sunday D. and I decided to go for a little walk at Ulistac Natural Area. Here are some of the pics I took.
Mallow catches the afternoon sunlight.
Dried grasses are a sign summer is winding down.
The spots on this fallen blue gum leaf bring to mind a leopard.
A view of the wetland area of the preserve, once part of the Guadalupe River's natural channel prior to the levees created by the flood control project.
A cocklebur seed pod.
A forest of cattails.
Another view of the wetland area, not so wet now that it is late summer.
Blue gum pods.
Another blue gum leaf with spots on it.
A brilliant yellow cottonwood leaf on the trail.
Trees near the riparian habitat section of the preserve.
California aster blossoms and seed heads.
Hip of the California wild rose.
A bee visits buckwheat blossoms.
A gumplant flower is ready to begin forming seeds.