newly shed carapace
Flower diameter about 3/4 " in diameter. Leaves were grass-like rounded blades.
Very sought-after county bird for most of us. It has been wintering here with a flock of Eurasian Collared Doves, but is very difficult to find.
Sitting on eggs. Although you cannot separate this bird from a female Rufous by looking at it, this is the only Selasphorus that nests in the county.
E.e. eschscholtzii X xanthoptica.
On well-decayed hardwood. Fibrils on pileus reminiscent of Pholiota but much smaller.
Pillbug-esque insect with twelve dorsal plates. Stayed in this curled up (protective?) position the entire time while being photographed.
On subterranean soil, under a rock. Small, resupinate club-like fruiting structures.