Lovely yellow hued mushroom in our backyard. I wonder whether it will still be here in the morning.
Morning came and the shape of the mushroom cap had changed demonstratively. Different angle and daylight also exposed its skirt.
Rescued this vibrantly colored insect from our pool.
The percentage of these lizards has increased notably since when I was a kid in the 70s. I see an increase of these fence lizards and alligator lizards. Compared to what I used to see, there has been a decrease in western side-blotched lizard
(Uta Stansburiana Elegans) and my favorites Blainville's or Coastal Horned Lizard - Phrynosoma (Anota) coronatum in this area.
Young alligator lizard in a Australian Tree Fern (please note, this was not posed I just spotted it while looking around the garden.)
Butterfly near a creek that runs through some redwoods in La Honda, CA.
Moth in a doorway in the afternoon.
Butterfly seen in backyard peacefully sunning.
Saw this interesting patterned insect on a glass table in our backyard.
Mushrooms on a tree stump.
Mushrooms on an old stump.
Old bobcat gathering some sun rays in the winter afternoon.
A large specimen of this shelf fungus. I see these often on Bay Laurel trees throughout coastal San Mateo county trails.
Another interesting flying creature out in the spring garden...
A resting ant on a comfortable flower..... Well, I thought it was an ant... I guess it is actually a tiny sweat bee!
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.