A good little beetle with a single nose horn for a hood ornament. Body length was 13 or 14 mm. Many other photos to upload if it helps with the ID.
A black caterpillar with red knobs.
A spider weaving a web over a flowing creek.
Saw a Gilbert's skink, which stood out among the horde of western fence lizards active that morning. A remarkably pale body with a bright pinkish head. Unfortunately it scurried away before I got a photo.
Amazing beetle with long curving horns. Light gray body with black patterns. Horns striped black and light gray. It made quite a display when moving, but had excellent camouflage in the granitic soil when still.
Black caterpillar, orange stripes, white and some black tufts. Sleeping on the pavement in the morning shade.
Urban nocturnal moth hanging out by the porch light. A medium sized moth, not the usual smalls.
9-rayed sunflower-like yellow flowering plant. In bloom in June at relatively high elevation (above 7,000'). Habitat is rocky, sandy sun-exposed slope.