Insect attracted to porch light. Maybe a moth? Length from head to wing tips was about twice the body length of a Harmonia axyridis next to it at the light.
Ladybird beetle 1 attracted to porch light
Ladybird beetle 2 attracted to porch light
Moth found inside a building, around 15 mm in body length.
Black and red ant on granite in the mid to high elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Coincidentally next to some species of map lichen in the photo.
Foliose lichen on the bark of a living conifer
California black oak
Live oak leaves, (shiny) dark green faced, (dull) yellowish green backed
Live oak leaves, shiny on both sides
Foliose lichen on dead tree bark
Five-petalled pink flower growing on dry trail sides at the height of a dry summer. Flowers were in clusters, with around three clusters per plant.
Manzanita. A tall species, around 3 to 4 meters high.
Evernia prunastri, abundant but dry as a bone in summer on another record drought year. Two distinct colors could still be made out visually, though they look a bit vague in this photo.
Riverbank legume. Leaves are alternating, pointed, shaped like hearts or arrowheads. Abundant close to shore, but not observed elsewhere. Entire pink and white flowers were smaller than my thumbnail, so less than 15 mm.
Fresh dead dragonfly in the mail slot today.
Heavy body, eyes touching.
Body length roughly 60 cm.