A nesting female at the local nursery. In a Cut-leaf maple with a sold sign on it. The buyer is having them hold the tree until the chicks have fledged.
The only woodrat I've ever seen in the flesh
many of the lower branches of the oaks are infested with the caterpillars this spring
Photos 2 is of the frasse or Oak moth droppings upon a spider web.
Nesting female in an Alder branch hanging over the trail. Three youngsters underneath!
Close up shot of the dorsum of a harvestman (Opiliones, suborder Palpatores), Redwood City, San Mateo County, California - July 2008.
Gall of Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp (Diplolepis polita) on California Rose leaf - Arastradero Preserve, Santa Clara County, California - June 2008.
Blue-eyed Darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)?
The male was hovering around the female who was flicking the water with her tail (depositing eggs?)
Very interesting little bugs on wild licorice