At Point Pinos in Monterey Bay. Brown abalone with white.
A ladybug is hanging out on a rock.
Homo Homo sapiens
A brownish bird that landed on a tree.
A tree with pine like leaves
A vine-like plant growing on a metal rack.
Worm in second layer of dirt
This is a type of pine tree
Small worms found in the soul
An ivy like plant with little white flowers
Sap coming from the trunk of a pine tree
A flower sprouting from a bush
The only shot I was able to take of this skipper on lavender.
Pretty sure this is Pogonomyrmex. I guess they're widely distributed, but I think this is the first time I've seen it outside of the desert. Numerous workers actively harvesting stuff in the day.Was hoping the thing sticking off the underside of the petiole would be diagnostic to species. Haven't found a key yet.