Gall? Or something else? On a leaf.
Legume in bloom.
Dragonfly found at a friend's birthday party, maybe a glider?
A green mantis welcomed me back to my car this day at Land Park.
Young bug found in bark litter under a Eucalyptus tree. Body length was roughly half of my fingernail.
Smaller than. but visually similar to, an adult ladybug.
Large green beetle
My two year old daughter showed this bug to me while we were visiting the zoo!
Red cone gall wasp on valley oak
Maybe Sphaeroteras trimaculosum?
California Gall Wasp on Valley Oak
Added a third photo to show the scale, which makes it look between 1/3 and 1/2 of my index fingernail long.
Lovely red berries on a flowering plant next to Donner Lake.
Small beetle perched on a plant very close to Budd Creek. Its iridescent elytra caught my eye in person, but I didn't manage a very sharp photo.
Golden-mantled ground squirrels and marmots were abundant up here. My two year old daughter saw the fluffy tail on a marmot and thought it was a cat.