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Date: 2-15-2018 12:31 AM
Subject: Los Gatos Creek Trail
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Tags:bird, bud, campbell, canopy, duck, field trip, flower, fungus, los gatos creek, mallard, mushroom
Los Gatos Creek Trail


On Sunday D. and I were going to attend a solar astronomy event sponsored by the San Jose Astronomical Association, but clouds got in the way.  Even through a telescope, it is very hard to see anything meaningful on the sun through overcast!  So we decided to take a little walk on the trail at nearby Los Gatos Creek County Park instead, and here are some of the pics I took.


Looking upstream.





Sycamore buds are starting to pop.





A mallard in the creek.





The winter canopy overhead.





Looking downstream, from a little island in the creek.





The acacias are in bloom.





Wild radish.





Arroyo willow catkins.





The river island.





A bigleaf maple leaf floats in a backwater of the creek.





Another leaf, leftover from last autumn, drifts slowly down the current.





Another look at the creek from the little island.





A coot swims upstream in a gleam of sunlight.





Mushrooms show slender silvery slug trails on their caps.





Sycamore flowers are popping out.





Lesser scaup in a groundwater recharge pond next to the trail.  







A coot swims in the recharge pond.






Another look at Los Gatos Creek before heading home.




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