In the tidepools near abalone cove
In between plumage, gray vs white head
"I found a snake today. I have never seen this type of snake before. It was just inside the front entrance." - Kunio "Ken" Yanagida
Observation and photo by Ken Yanagida, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This one is medium sized, smaller than the one that was hiding between the retaining wall blocks for about a week and a half (and moved on). Sadly this one looks like it lost most of its tail. Was near garden sage plant just about 6 feet East of the oregano where the tiny lizards found in the house, were released today. Sorry photo is so blurry, he was understandably very skittish unlike the others, and ran away before I could get any more photos. He's probably 2 to 3 times as big as the one found on gray cinderblock wall a few days ago (head/neck size).
Found another one, mostly hidden under throw rug, about 8 feet from dog's indoor food and water. This one didn't have a complete tail, looked healed over. Put in baggie; took outside near oregano and released. He crawled under some of the bark mulch and eventually went under the oregano to join the one released there about 1/2 hour ago. For size reference, the print from 20 to s in Dis, is 1 3/8 inch. (approximate snout to vent-with bend in body). The word DATE on baggie is 1/2 inch.
Two lizards were spotted.
1. This one looks Italian Lizard yet the color is not bright green.
2. This is a small one.
- Ken Yanagida
Observation and photos by Ken Yanagida, sent to email@example.com.
Rescued and released (banded) Western Gull, called a friend to join him.
A caterpillar found crawling over the trail in a shady area.
Found under a rock, with some old mud-dauber nests. About 2-3 mm long
A lone orange-brown skipper. Was not feeding, but came to a stop for several minutes on the Poison Oak.
Several tiny bees drinking nectar and collecting pollen. Very small (~1.5 mm maybe). Feeding off Bladderpod flowers.
Juvenile found sunning itself. Very skittish.
Jumped from one plant to another, and made quite a bit of commotion.
One of a lot of Western Fence Lizards out today. Nothing else seems to want to brave the heat.
Three together on the Narrow-Leaf Milkweed.
One of a few monarchs I saw today, using Narrow-Leaf Milkweed.