Likely a dusky footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes), but I'm not sure how to tell.
Polypore, Ganoderma spp.? Growing at the base of an oak tree (Q. agrifolia).
Found in my garden on a foxtail fern.
Growing in Q. agrifolia.
This one always escapes and confuses me.
Likely Banasa dimiata.
Vagrant occurrence. Foraging within Revolon Slough near Pt. Mugu Naval Base. Confirmed by Ventura County Audobon Society records.
Observed in a residential park nesting in a sycamore (Platanus racemosa) tree. Apparently this individual has paired with a western kingbird! I wonder if the eggs will be viable?
Growing on a dead pine tree.
Or a ssp thereof