Juvenile Pacific Gopher Snake removed from Compost Facility building, 15" long
Juvenile, we have been watching him for months, hangs out around the office. He was on the handrail on our balcony, let me video him until I got about 5 feet away
On some of the flowers the anthers were pink while on others they were orange. Not sure why or if that's common, but it was an interesting observation.
Hard to tell, as it hasn't opened fully, but I'm pretty sure it's a Calochortus spp. The more I look at the pics, the more I thinks its C. catalinae
Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'
A very invasive native California annual, this will roam all over even a dry yard. It goes profusely to seed.
Spider spinning a dewy morning web chooses to stay anchored to the web with an extra small line as well as careful feet.
I think these are ants farming aphids all over the branches and leaves of the potted Makrut lime tree I planted as a source for Thai recipe materials.
Any suggestions on how I get rid of these "farmers" and their "herds" without using poison on a food source?
I've moved the pot and tried lemon juice on the infestation to no effect.
Rabbits seem to like this plant. Morning dew must be tempting on hot days.
Rosemary in bloom
Soaking up the first warmth after a cold night, I was allowed close enough to get a good portrait.
Never noticed the facial detail that the crisp shadows reveal. Also like that subtle lines of green scales along the back.