As seen when flipped a block of wood
Residential area, found on a glass window. Shaded, cool area, second floor.
Ensatina found on Boeing's property
This ladybug had almost no spots--only the tiny ones near its head.
This creature appeared to be deceased, although it was still squishy/soft, must have still contained moisture.
Small birds, about 3 or 3.5 inches tall, likely a couple dozen or more individuals living in this brush. I personally saw 3 individuals grouped together. The brush was about chest-high, consisting largely of wild mustard plants. They are greenish yellow, blending very well with their environment.
Observed these birds eating seeds (don't have an ID on the plant). Surprisingly, they allowed me to get relatively close, about 5 - 10 feet away.
Regarding the audio files--it turns out that when the traffic stopped, the birds stopped chirping, so I couldn't help the background noise.
Found him (or her) sunning himself on a large piece of old fallen tree.
Approximately 2 inches long.
There were several of these in the area, although they were difficult to get close to. They tended not to stay in one place for long, and flew far. Never saw more than one at a time, so not sure of the number of individuals.
Interesting behavior I observed--a mourning cloak seemed to be chasing one of these off at one point, pursuing him for about 150 ft. Odd to see, since the mourning cloaks are smaller.
These wasps seemed to be attracted to the flowers of this Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Their antenna are yellow-orange and capable of curling.
Observed about 3 of this species today, and they were present yesterday as well. They appear to be loosely social, sometimes feeding in pairs. Also, they are not overly skittish of humans, as I was able to bring one into photographing distance by slowly tugging its branch down.