Trying to figure out what the Anise Swallowtail is using here
With a Common Checkered-Skipper (see previous entry)
Stuffing down the fennel seeds
Coming in for a very casual landing!
Is that a nice mat to rest on?
About 3/4" long.
Interesting! Spider has built a tube in the center of its rather messy web. Several of these in the vicinity - each resting at the entrance to their tubes.
Looks like a goldenrod (Solidago sp), but I'm not 100% sure.
Clumps look somewhat like CA fescue, but inflorescence does not?
I think this is a raven... or might it be a crow?
Note rounded lobes at base of leaf, not pointed.