A flock of wild turkeys landed in a pasture in Fremont, California. In the background are the San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains.
A lot of pelicans near the warf.
Found a very small lizard in the sand on the beach. The body including head was about an inch long and the tail another inch long.
Two turkeys foraging in a residential neighborhood in Fremont, CA. Saw them walking down the street, across lawns looking for food.
I found a sick crow on my patio and the feral cats wanted to eat it. It could not fly.
I put a wire cage over it to protect it during the night. When I woke in the morning, it was dead.
I called the Santa Clara County health department to have it tested for the West Nile Virus. A short time later a guy from the county came to pick it up. A few hours later I received a phone call. The bird tested negative and did not have the West Nile Virus. What a relief. Well Kudos to the Santa Clara County Health Department. Those guys are really on the ball and doing a great job to protect the public health.
A kind of raptor few onto neighbor's roof. Please help to identify it from the photo.
Only got one photo before it hopped behind some trees.
Photographed it in my lemon tree. It's the size of a cat.
Looks like a damselfly, but the shape of the wings is more rounded and dark in color. It was observed above a creek. In the fourth image it appears to be laying eggs on a leaf above the stream.
This one was on the rocks when I passed by and slid into the stream when I came closer. About 3 inches long.
Due to the rust colored markings above the legs, I suspected this may be a rusty crayfish, but it doesn't seem to be in the right area for that. Not sure how to ID them.
Known locally as "poison parsnip" - a highly toxic plant.
A weed with spikes on its fruit. Please identify it for me. The spikey ball is about 1/2 inch diameter, and the plant is knee high.
Found in a wooded area near lake Champlain.
There were many of them in an apple tree. When I shook the tree they all fell to the ground.
A very large grasshopper.
A type of bug unknown to me on an apple tree.
Probably it's a chrysalis of some type of butterfly. It was observed on an apple tree.
A snake slithered across the hiking trail.