Haha - my first CA long-tailed weasel - and I got a picture!!
Rather large aquatic buttercup
Ken-ichi thinks this is Gamochaeta purpurea but I can't vouch for it...
never seen these in fruit before
Tons of these in the lagoon
What is this common invasive grass?
saw this guy snooping around so we baited him to the door with a corncob
Stumbled on this fledgeling red-winged blackbird which I could identify because the parents were relentlessly mobbing me
This weird little Ranunculus had entire leaves - weird
One of many newly emerged bees buzzing around the dunes at Abbott's Lagoon. In addition to the adults, the dunes were littered with little tunnels (left from emerging adults) and discarded 'shells' (brought to the surface by winds/shifting dunes?). I found one 'shell' still intact and made a hole to reveal the pupae that must have died mid-development (thanks to Jim on BugGuide for the ID)
Either western toad or sierran treefrog - never learned how to separate the tadpoles
Los of these - no spots
caterpillar eating yellow bush lupine
Some sort of spine flower?
2 species of Carpobrotus mixed together, C. edulis in the background and C. chilensis in the foreground