Adult bird. Photo by Jacobus Katz.
Immanture female. Photo by deborah Martin. Identification confirmed by Rick Vetter.
Adult beetle. Photo by Nathan Heick
Adult spider found on Lavandula. Photo by Dolores Ibarra.
Perched on Lantana; photo by Zachary Larsen. Female bird per ornithologist Kimball Garrett: "Appears to be a Costa's (Calypte costae), though I'm not certain I can rule out Anna's (C. anna) or possibly even Black-chinned (Archilochus alexandri) from the photo since the shapes of the primaries and the relative position of wingtip and tail tip are not visible. Identification of female and immature hummingbirds is very difficult -- one should pay special attention to structural characters and vocalizations as well as plumage color.
Photo by Daniel Hetzel
Seen along many Park trails; appear to contain nuts. Photo by Daniel Hetzel
Emerged after rains, along many trails, in decomposed granite. Photo by Daniel Hetzel
Male spider, identification by arachnologist Rick Vetter. Photos by Dolores Ibarra
Adult butterfly. Photo by Debora Martin
Adult bird. Photos by Patt French
Egg case. Photo by
Egg case on Peruvian pepper tree
Larva. Photo by Monique Lopez
Dead adult moth. Photo by Carol Heller
Larva in last instar. Photo by Aaron Lily
Adult insect. Photo by Niessa Munoz
Identification per James Bryant: an immature Cooper's hawk. "The spotty plumage is similar to the sharp-shinned hawk, and I can't see the tip of the tail, but given the scale of the fence I can see this is a bigger bird." Photo by Deborah Martin
Adult beetle. Photo by Bobby Gillespie
Juvenile with blue tail
Adult lizard. Photo by Monique Lopez
Photo by Kim Wilshire; identification by Rick vetter
Adult moth in Apple Valley. Photo by Amanda Steenson. The nearest habitat for the larvae of this species would be the Mojave River bed to the west. California's native wild grape (Vitis girdiana) has been recorded from where Interstate 15 crosses the river.
Adult female. Photo by Debora Martin
Larva with sunflower seed for scale. Photo by Yvonne Perez