Dicot with single white five-petalled flower and toothy edged leaves of three. Grew in a creek side habitat, and on shady north facing slopes.
Four white, pale purple veined, petals on the clustered flowers of this dicot. Leaves are smooth edged, entire I believe is the botanical term? Grew in a creek side habitat, and on shady north facing slopes.
Insect pollinating manzanita
A all black, medium sized, ant wandering along tree bark
A more complex fronded fern
Another gang of beetles, eight on this flower (another invasive dandelion or sow thistle?). Spring is in the air!
Beetle, the larger of two species (assumed) seen on the same dogwood flower.
Rather small beetle. Around 2 of this species were observed on the center of a mountain dogwood flower.
Beetle 1. Solo. Flower occupied is an invasive sunflower family member, maybe dandelion or sow thistle?
Insect den? Never saw its inhabitant
Hymenopteran on manzanita
Bombus on manzanita
Giant chain fern
Polyporales? Growing on a living conifer
Wolf lichen on California incense cedar bark
Rather large black bodied ants nesting(?) in a dead tree stump, with winged individuals
Black orange and white winged lepidopteran
A bicolored medium sized ant
Mushrooms growing in soil