The emergent one in middle of frame
Trilium Flower, Lime kiln state park, california
Trilium flower, Limekiln State Park, California
Milkmaids(Cardamine californica) banana slug (Ariolimax californicus) and waterfalls, Limekiln State Park, California
California Hedge Nettle ? (Stachys bullata ?), Limekiln State park, California
Milkmaid flower (Cardamine californica), Limekiln State Park, Califorina
oxalis, limekiln state park, california
Banana Slug (Ariolimax californicus), Limekiln State Park, California
Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana), Lime kiln State Park, California
These seaweed flies (family Anthromyiidae) were common on small piles of kelp wrack on Limekiln Beach along the southern Big Sure coast. Not to be confused with true kelp flies ( family Coelopidae)
The Santa Luica variety of Sticky Monkey-Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus var. grandiflorus) is stunning.
Landels Hill-Big Creek Reserve. Monterey County, California.
Found four of these in the Reserve, all were really big and had intact tails. Very impressive and made me re-appreciate the species.
Several of these bright yellow banana slugs were seen while hiking along Limekiln Creek including one mating pair.
Species level identification is based on distributional information and descriptions provided in "Checklist of the Land Snails and Slugs of California' (Barry Roth and Patricia S. Sadeghian, 2006) along with conversations and unpublished research by Dr.John Pearse and Dr Barry Roth.
Only one seen all day. Scared it up with a net..then it posed on Owl's Clover,,,,
Only seen these in Field Guides. So cool!
A "small-headed" fly. They sleep and pollinate Monkeyflowers with their long proboscis. Green or Blue metallic abdomens...