Some moss with sporophytes present. Steven's Canyon County Park.
400x magnification. Move quickly and look like ciliates. Look like they have little cup-type mouths. Might have two nuclei. Found in foothill biology pondbiology
100x magnification. Found in Bio pound at Foothill college, Los Altos Hills, California.
I've seen this as a street tree in New South Wales as well. More unusual here.
Semi-desiccated. Smelled bad (rotting) when I flipped it over.
Singing with all its might.
Funny-looking. Being fed periodically by two adults.