Approximately 3 mm wide. Photographed in the bathtub.
Termite winged queens are expected to fly on the day after the first rain of the wet season.
Very brief views as two birds called to each other and circled twice overhead above the canopy of eucalyptus trees
Thousands of Monarchs have gathered in clusters for the winter at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz. They gain protection from the wind, hidden inside a grove of Blue Gum trees tucked away in a valley.
Overwintering clusters of thousands of Monarchs have gathered in Santa Cruz in the protection of Blue Gum and Monterey Cypress trees.
Very common in this area. Picking and flying away with acorns at this time.
Mixed flocks, mostly White-crowned Sparrows with a couple Golden-crowned Sparrows in among the grassland and dried thistles.
This male/buck was staying within several yards/meters of a female/doe. I concentrated on photographing the male and later noticed in my photos that his tongue was frequently out.
Fall color foliage, covered with Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)
Found in kitchen. Undoubtedly hatched from a boxed grain.
This first year male Costa’s Hummingbird has been reportedly seen at Vasona for almost 3 months.