Some of the Green Anemones at the La Jolla Shores tidepools get fairly large. This one here must have been 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
It was difficult to get a good focus on this tiny hermit crab. Unfortunately I could not do his lovely blue bands justice.
Tons of these shore crabs inhabit the rock walls along La Jolla Shores' tidepools. The sound of their legs clicking against the rock as the move about creates a symphony of sound when you enter the tiny caves along the rocks.
Not 100% sure on the ID of the chiton, but according to Seashore of Southern California (Sheldon) these prefer indentations, like in the photo, when the tide is low.
I saw this silverfish in Tallahassee on 9/03/03. it was living with others beneath an old box of papers that went untouched for years. They scurried pretty fast when I lifted the box, but luckily I was quick enough to catch this one.
I found this earwig crawling around my Grandma's in Tallahassee, FL on 9/01/08. At first I thought it was Forficula auricularia, but it does not have wings so I am unsure. I believe this one is a male.
This very friendly caterpillar came up to while I was enjoying my lunch in a park. I let him walk all over my hand and up my arm. He was a considerable size, and his plumes of hair stuck out pretty far.
I saw this lone guy crossing a pathway. He was pretty sizable for a beetle in this part of New Jersey, about an inch long or so.
I saw this Milk Snake poking out of the water in Sunfish Pond. Red on black, OK Jack!
These big and loud, Dark Blue Dragonflies were all over Sunfish Pond. They were pretty shy to photograph. Not sure of the species.
I saw a couple of these after moving a big mossy rock. Not sure of the species though.
These bright blue Damselflies were common at the start of the trail, in lower altitude. I really love their bright blue color.
Another awesome Mole Crab. I really love watching these guys burrow.
This little hopper was crossing the dunes, far from the tidal shelf, when I picked him up. I am not sure what kind he is.
This was the only one of this Gull species I saw at the park.
I saw a bunch of these caterpillars while hiking. Many of them were near recent molts. Typically saw them atop large rocks.
I saw this beetle while hiking Mt. Tammany near the Delaware Water Gap in NJ.
I saw this bird atop a tree in the woods. I suspect it may be some kind of flycatcher, but I am not sure.
There were many of these bees around the planted flowers on the UCSD campus.
Crows are all over the UCSD campus, and can be quite loud at times.
I saw this bird feeding in a tide pool. It was the only one there of its kind.
La Jolla Shores beach was littered with these tiny bivalves. They varied in coloration greatly, and lived primarily just beneath the sandy surface. The waves uncovered hundreds at a time.
I saw a few of these shore birds along the water's edge, but not in the tide pools.
These Gulls were abundant, especially around people, on Black's Beach. I think he's either L. californicus or L. occidentalis, but am having difficulty determining which.
I saw him, among many other or the same species, in holes in a cliff beside a tide pool. They were very shy, however, and it took a lot of patience to get him to come out even that much.
Saw him jump out onto the sidewalk for a moment before he retreated into bushes.
Saw him sitting atop the edge of a branch.
Saw him on the sidewalk near some bushes. After I approached him a bit for a photo, he flew into the bushes where I got another shot.