At the corner with San Tomas Expressway, the House Sparrow couple and the American Crow were both after a stale hunk of bread
At the corner with San Tomas Expressway, this American Crow was competing with a House Sparrow couple for a stale chunk of bread
At the cinema multiplex
Small Minnow Mayfly (Baetidae), Bowers Park, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California - June 2010. Thanks to v belov and Bug Guide for family level identification. The huge eyes on this one are really cool.
Kukulcania sp. crevice weaver (Filistatidae), originally found at Bowers Park, Santa Clara County, California - 17 July 2010. Spider was initially found guarding an egg sac under a log. It was collected, chilled and photographed on our balcony. We have several native species - this is unlikely to be K. hibernalis, which is unusual in California, and might be K. utahana, arizonica or geophilia.
In the restroom window, Clark Hall, 4th Floor. Deceased
On sidewalk, second picture shows bricks for size. Just past twilight. Spider would walk frenetically for about ten seconds, then hold still (albeit out in the open) for a minute or so.
I have seen bugs like this all my life, but never known what they are. It seems they are pill bugs, but other than knowing that the Common Pill Bug is introduced, and often abundant, in California coastal areas, I am unsure what other species I might need to differentiate it from. This one was in a restroom.
The first picture comes from the lawn in front of the Applied Sciences building; the second picture comes from the entrance ramp to the north side of the 9th Street garage.
On the lawn in front of the Applied Sciences Building.
Unusual on campus