2 jackrabbits feeding under a large valley oak in the grassland between Pasteur Drive paved road and the playing fields. Not an especially rare occurrence, but with all the construction and reduction in habitat it was nice to see them there. The grass had been recently mown.
ID as per Dpom - based on voice and visual characteristics.
Providing non-stop caterpillars, etc to the babies and valiantly deterring a pair of scrub jays.
Spatula and all.
ID as per my BugGuide.net observation: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1058624#1874305
About 1/2" long, on a twining vine that could be honeysuckle - see alternate photo.