A metallic, indigo blue pentatomid.
This bright green, fruticose lichen was common on many trees.
A rather large, solitary ant.
Some kind of iris or iris relative?
I'm guessing Sugar Pine because of the very large cone.
A large gray slug. I think I read somewhere that the textured "thumbprint" mantle is a hallmark of the Arionidae.
Ranchman's tiger moth (Platyprepia virginalis).
Larva, with long white plume. Dead.
Youngsters in nests under a steel bridge.
A greenish, incandescent flight feather.
Dipteran exuvia (possibly midges) attached to a road sign.
Flattened beetle, found under a log. A bark dwelling beetle of the family Trogossitidae,
Millipedes under a log. We first thought they were juveniles, but upon closer inspection they were guarding eggs. According to Brusca & Brusca, parental care in millipedes is widespread only among the Polydesmida
a pear-shaped, fallen nest.
dragonfly nymph. Since this nymph has a scoop-shaped lip, I'm calling it a Libellulid.
Juvenile Bullfrog and tadpole. The pond was full of tadpoles.