Took off before I could get a proper pic. Cool-looking, though.
These cute little ants were... doing something. Their males were taking off, so maybe they were throwing a party.
Very pretty, metalic blue-green bee. Need to try and look it up...
Well, I guess it could be a thomisid. Anyone else have an opinion?
These ants were huge, like 1 cm, but instead of doing something useful like, say, defending the colony, these seemed to just be fighting each other. Seemed like the goal of each fight was to rip the other one's antenna off. Anyone know what was going on here?
I see these small (like 5 mm) bluish beetles on flowers pretty frequently. This one was on a wallflower. Anyone know the family, at least?
This has got to be P. mucronata, right? It was growing right next to P. andromedifolia, and they looked really different.
I was so sure of this, but apparently the underside is meant to tomentose and not scaly, and this one was definitely scaly. So does that make it another frond of C. covillei, just not curled up?
This was one of the things I wanted to find out there, and I was surprised to find it was actually pretty common.
Cheilanthes covillei with Polypodium californicum mixed in.
Thought I knew this one but maybe not. This is where I got to with Ertter and Bowerman, who describe all individuals of this species on Mt. D as being "sordid white."
I want to call this patens too, but leaves are more fingerlike
Nanus or bicolor