Catch and release spider from the bathtub :) Very fast yellow sac spider.
Pair of Egyptian Geese located at a local pond which is frequented by various migrating waterfowl as well as year-round residents such as Canada Geese and Egrets.
Hard, no visible gills, attached to a hardwood tree. Red at top near connection fading out to a white towards the sides.
The hover fly (center left--difficult to see) was flying and landing repeatedly on and near aphid clusters on cultivated Asclepias fascicularis (milkweed). Along with at least one other hover fly, it was frequenting cultivated Eriogonum fasciculatum (California buckwheat), which had no obvious aphids on it.
Since hover fly larvae eat aphids, perhaps these flies were laying eggs?
These aphids are infesting a cultivated Asclepias fascicularis (milkweed).
At least two hover flies were also in the vicinity, landing on the Asclepias and on a cultivated Eriogonum fasciculatum (California buckwheat). Hover fly larvae feed on aphids, so the flies might have been laying eggs.
Found this really cool looking green, leaf like insect posted on the wall in my apartment
Surrounded by sandy soils sun bathing on a rock behind the Brockton Student apartments by the university of Redlands campus
Sprawling bush of some type of Jimson weed in a field by the Brockton student apartments at the university of Redlands campus
A sprawling bush of Some type of Jimson weed found in the corner of a field by the university of Redlands Brockton apartments
I dont know what species of bee this is, but I saw it crawling on the ground in a parking lot behind the chapel at University of Redlands.
Looks like it is a type of weed, not sure what type.
East Hall, University of Redlands Campus
A common weed in my yard...in bad shape at this time of year. Photographed because of the small blue perched on it.
Searched everywhere for the specific name for this beautiful spider. Guessing it is phidippus, but that's as far as I got. The red abdomen made me think Johnson Jumper (Phidippus johnsoni), but the black and white legs and red on the cephalothorax didn't seem to match photos I found of that spider.
Apis Mellifera, the Western Honeybee. Sited outside of Williams Hall in the Trees. Hundreds of bees in the area in the flowers.
Two Western Fence lizards, one found right outside Merriam and one in the inner courtyard. Neither had blue markings. Sp. Sceloporus occidentalis
Sighted on a suburb street an hour after sunset.
Nice funnel web!!
This moth landed on my tire seconds after I pulled into a parking space. It's the largest I've ever seen. Someone told me it was called a Warm Moth. Well, it was 100 degrees that day and the tires were sure hot. It stayed on the tire for at least 20 minutes before I scooted it off to the pavement. It had a wing span of approximately 5.5 inches, maybe more.
Large group of Cedar Waxwings feeding on palm berries.
2,985 ft. elevation.
2,882 ft. elevation.
West Fork City Creek. 2,471 ft. elevation.
Caterpillar form of the Gray Hairstreak, or Cotton Square Borer, eating green beans in my garden.
Mystery caterpillar, devouring a geranium leaf.