Docent Said this was a bay checkerspot on a wildflower hike???
Crusty green thing on tree
Little red bug
Brown tall with long horns
There were a lot of brown turkeys
Pacific Rock crab
This distant Sea Otter caught my attention because I saw it manipulating something large and white while floating on its back on the surface. In my binoculars I saw that it was a diamond shaped flatfish with barring on the fins. After reviewing several guide to the region's fish, I feel very confident that it was a Starry Flounder (Platichthys stellatus). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any pictures that others could definitively use to ID this species as its prey, but I believe it is clear that it is eating a fish.
A docent on a wildflower walk pointed this plant out.
My first Nudibranch! Thanks to Ken-ichi for the ID.