A resting ant on a comfortable flower.
An interesting bug which when on the wooden door was nearly undetectable.
Haven't seen these around here before, but then again maybe I see them all the time and never detect them!
Newt on an afternoon stroll... caught my attention.
Large orange spider with a pronounced white stripe sitting on an ivy leaf.
Rather chubby caterpillar with a pale blue tail horn.
One of the many interesting spiders of the area.
Pacific tree frog in a stump.
Insect not moving quickly on an early, foggy morning...
(Please excuse the blurry quality of the picture neither my eyes nor the camera were ready to focus....)
Young snake watching me work or perhaps blissfully ignorant of my presence.
Curious and striking plants thriving under a canopy of asian elms.
Another alligator lizard trying to look tough to a local cat. Cat was prevented from demonstrating the effective hunting techniques of a feline.
Flowers seen along the trail. Not a great shot, too breezy, but the flowers had a lantern like structure with leaves that look similar to Trifolium angustifolium.
Butterfly gathering the last of the days warming rays.
Fungal growth on a fallen bay tree.
Starkly white against the rusty steel hull.
One of a number of different types of moth that covered an old truck in the woods.
Blooming Andrew's clintonia lighting a redwoods creek trail.
Juvenile alligator lizard.
Clearing some ivy I came across this Salamander.
A recent arrival into a meadow near my home.
Hundreds of these tiny snails appeared on a stone pathway. After the late May rain.
Shoots in a bay, oak, buckeye (aesculus) forest trail.
I believe these are viola.... the orbiculata is somewhat a guess or process of elimination. I also see another viola with lovely purple flowers which I have propagated as ground cover underneath hedges and such.
I see these on quite a few of the coastal trails around here. They are now casting up their flowering stalk.
I got two photos of this snake, unfortunately not the ideal angle for the head.
Young alligator lizard in my backyard. I try to make areas of spent bark for a safe area from the neighborhood cats. I was weeding when I spotted this one.