Kildeer, chirping with a mate, on top of the dunes at Marina State Beach.
Patch of golden yarrow on the dunes at Marina State Beach.
Saw this fuzzy, and curled leaf lupine on the dunes at Marina State Beach.
Diffuse Spineflower on Marina State Beach.
Menzies' wallflower on the dunes at Marina State Beach. Listed on the Federally endangered species list.
Pretty white and yellow flowers, occurred most commonly in purple.
Patch of mussels exposed at the low tide at Point Lobos State Reserve.
Young poison oak, all over the sides of the PIne Ridge trail at Point Lobos State Reserve,
Patch of Big quakinggrass (Briza maxima) grass growing right off the road in Point Lobos State Reserve.
Beautiful flower growing in the brush in the Presidio, San Francisco
Saw this turtle pop its head up from the lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.
Saw these giant pride of madeira looking flowers at the edge of the Presidio and Lyon st.
Fuzzy caterpillar feeding on a cobwebby thistle in Marina, CA
Saw this black chiton at the bottom of a tide pool at Point Lobos State Reserve
Saw a few of these abalone locked onto the rock in some crevices at low tide.
Patch of bright purple flowers growing along the Sycamore trail, in Garland Ranch Regional Park.
Black Striped caterpillar munching on a California Live Oak leaf, in Garland Ranch Regional Park.
Bright green, striped caterpillar, climbing up an oak tree in Garland Ranch regional park.
Saw several groups of Gunnera growing around the lagoon, at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.
Small white flowering plant, with green blade shape leaves, and small spikes or hairs on the leaves.
Patch of Miner's lettuce growing in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Small hummingbird, perched on a tree branch in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Saw this large purple sea star during low tide at the Point Lobos State Reserve.
Saw this large, orange, sea star, while exploring the tide pools at low tide, at Point Lobos State Reserve.
Saw this lady bug crawling along a grass stem in the Garland Ranch Regional Park.
Walking across the small river bridge I saw this crayfish walking along the bottom of the Carmel River.
Saw this hermit crab in a pool with other blue-banded hermits, but these were consistently smaller and had white stripes on the legs and claws.
Saw quite a few of these tucked into crevices and depressions in the rock at low tide. Some of them seemed to even cover themselves with kelp and sand to hide while the tide was out.
Saw this beetle on a rotting tree branch, under a layer of bark.