Probably the same mama and her 3 little ones, observed previously. The dog is good at noticing them on Wed, trash day.First photo is mama and one chick. Second photo, look closely at top landing between the railing and fence to see mama. The 3 little ones are following, still on the steps.
Oval insects that are variable in size. Small ones were red in color and larger ones were black and red such as in second photo. Found on the ground around plant material and soil.
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.
Much smaller than little one observed outdoors on cinderblock wall recently. Found near baseboards about 8 ft from door; caught in baggie; released outside and he went to hide under oregano where others have been found recently. For size reference, the word Date, is 1/2 inch, approximately his size from eye to elbow. 2 Calendar squares measure 3 1/8 inches. This lizard has a whole tail.
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.
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.
Not totally sure of the species (Even though I should know it). Found growing on a hillside off the trail by a few yards.
Found in a little depression in the ground, initially well hidden under grass (and I returned it to it's hiding spot after nudging it out to see its head). It was cold, and slow to move and react.
Especially dark. It was a cool and cloudy morning, and this trail was fairly breezy and cool.
A Lesser Goldfinch feeding of a small plant.
with slider turtle, DOGO and DODU