Again, at Sonora Caverns in Sonora, TX. Will ID anon. Kissing bug?
Some kind of amaryllis? Flowers 2 cm across. Found in Stony Creek campground, along the Generals Highway just outside of Sequoia National Park.
A very small species of Mimulus, perhaps? Whole plant only 10 cm tall, tops. Found in Stony Creek campground, along the Generals Highway just outside of Sequoia National Park.
Might be a bit low for M. whitneyi. Thoughts?
Probably a barking frog (Eleutherodactylus augusti), just inside the entrance to the cave. Well, that was my ID back in 2006. Actually, it also looks a lot like this pic of a Cliff Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus marnockii). Thoughts?
Pretty sure this is Callisaurus draconoides, which is a fantastic name. Perfect camo for that white gravel. When it ran, it held its tail up in the air.
Pretty sure this is Crotaphytus collaris. I just went for a walk while we were waiting for the nightly bat emergence, and of course I didn't bring the noose. Dang and blast!
Cnemidophorus gularis, just outside of Bastrop State Park, Bastrop, TX.
My first Geococcyx californianus! Just saw tsoleau's observation and realized I hadn't added this.
Now that I read the name I remember learning this in field botany, but it seemed new to me in the field. Sigh. Beautiful little shrub.
Sarracenia purpurea. What good bog doesn't have its share of carnivorous plants?
Drosera intermedia. Beautiful little guys.
This was from a x-country road trip I did a while back. Dave found it outside the hotel room. Observed in Willcox, AZ. About 7-8 cm from head to the end of the abdomen (not counting insane antennae). I never reall got a good ID on it, though it looks like many pics of the Palo Verde Root-borer.
From a trip way back that passed through AL. Found somewhere on the Cahaba River in Centreville, AL, near an overpass, but I'm not sure which one. My friend Shawn pointed it out to me, along with a slew of other things.
Xantusia v. vigilis. Caught this little guy running across some open gravel, which seemed mad. The zebra-tailed lizards have big longs legs for getting above the hot surfaces and running fast, but night lizards definitely do not.
Went out for a little night drive in the thunderstorm last night, and found some old slimy friends. I'm fairly sure this is an Ambystoma maculatum metamorph, but I'm not 100%. Found in Clinton, CT, total length ~10cm.
I think this may have been at Sonora Caverns, where we camped for the night.
One of many cool birds seen at Enchanted Rock that evening.
Another shot of the tiny black-necked garter snake
Location is approximate, but it was right by the Sherman and the other generals.