Immanture female. Photo by deborah Martin. Identification confirmed by Rick Vetter.
Saw it flying low over the lawn.
Seemed a little small to me than the ones up here but I'm pretty sure its a fiery skipper.
This guy was smaller, darker in color, and hanged around the ground a lot. Any ideas?
Only guy I got a pic of.
I know I know, its not the best picture to ID.
I tried looking everywhere on MPG but got nothing. Any help would be appreciated.
Just hanging at my aunt's house.
I was trying to get a picture of these guys everyday when I was down here. Finally I got my chance.
I think this is the same species as the other observation.
This guy looked different to me.
This is the observation with the better picture.
Its just a random one growing in the middle of the property.
It was literally 2 feet away from me.
Not sure which one. . .
A lot started coming out when it cooled down.
Found by. . .yes. . . lots of woodlice.
Hide and seek with a lizard. Hiding in the hell for all lizards. . . the CHICKEN COOP.
I think. It was dead and boy I am certain it was not native.
They managed to get into my aunt's chicken coop and now they won't leave. Stubborn birds :-)
Majestic. . .
A mix up in the order for turkey's. Now my aunt has 20 guineafowl to raise and boy. . . they sure lay some small but darn good eggs.
Again these butterflies would not stay still.
Using the chair to his advantage.
Not ten minutes there I see this head poking out of a pile of weeds behind the shed. This subspecies is a lot more nippy and bad tempered than the one in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Also, my aunt and uncle said they never saw this one before. This is the same farm where I found this last year:
My other aunt lives on a farm and these are some of the chickens she raises. Its more of a park to me than a farm :-). WARNING: THIS IS NOT ACCESIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.
I know this is a hard picture to identify but I found another one of these guys and the picture is better. Well at least better than this one. . .
Adult wasp. Photo by Shannon Clark