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