with Ruddy Turnstone and Black Turnstone
An adult female Brown Widow that I had encountered sitting in its web, late at night, while returning to my house. I would not have seen her, if the porch light hadn't lit up.
"Found these translucent "scales" at Hueneme Beach yesterday. A dozen or so had washed up on the beach. I picked this one to photo because it had blue colored fleshy tissue on the margin." - Bob Montana
Observation and photos by Bob Montana, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clara River Estuary
Ventura County, California
2 July 2013
Santa Barbara Channel
My mom's first time out whale watching. We saw Gray Whales breeching. and amazing experience!
Flowers are bright yellow with stamens showing prominently. No petiole, flowers appear to bloom directly on stalk of plant.
Leaves appear to be hastate. This is the only flower I've seen like this on the river and it looks like it's definitely bolted. Maybe the drought conditions are forcing it to bloom very early?