Seed pod. Residential Los Feliz, CA
Squirrel decided he didn't want me to take his picture and ran up a nearby tree. I got lucky and snapped the photo just as he started.
Three photos of same insect.
Helper who showed up at my work.
On our wall outside.
Eastern Fox Squirrel?
Squirrel is Upper left in tree where the palms turn from brown to green ,vocalizing loud chirping sounds.
"I took this picture on 11/16 at about 7:30 a.m. It was in the middle of a very windy 36 hour period, as you may remember -- i think the wind direction was from the north-northwest. The sky was clear and sunny. Temperature in mid-50's F.
"I've lived there more than 17 years and do not remember ever seeing a mantis anywhere in my neighborhood, let alone in/on my house or yard, before.
"I didn't get a chance to measure it, but would guess it was 4 1/2 inches in length, not counting the antennae."
- James Gilson
Observation and photo by James Gilson.
Joe saw a juvenile Southern Alligator Lizard under the plywood board provided by the NHM. The time of this sighting was between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The lizard was about seven inches long. I (Joe) took a photo that I uploaded to Picasa.
Aprille saw four Eastern Fox Squirrels between 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Pictures will follow.
Medium size orb weaver building a large web in the back yard.
medium size reddish brown slug on bottom of a rock, close contact with small white arthropods. 10 inches or so away from another slug, not sure if it same species or not, added as separate observation.
Very small white multi leg arthropod. Crawling around slugs on the bottom of a rock. Not sure if they are millipedes or not.
Small reddish brown slug on the underside of a rock. close to small white multi-leg arthropods (millipede like bug added as separate observation).
Small light brown cricket, sorry for blurry picture.
Large dark bumblebee, loud buzzing, somewhat adorable. Sorry my pictures kind of stink.