I found this on the bottom side of a willow leaf. I assume it is some insect's egg-laying place?
In redwood rain forest section of botanical garden in east bay regional park district.
Mating in pond at east bay regional park district
I think this is a painted lady, but I need some help here. I had other shots where it opened its wings more, but the shots were blurry.
Found in my strawberry patch. Orange under wings with a black stripe
A well loved lizard in our region. If a Lyme's disease carrying tick bites one, a chemical in the lizard's blood kills the Lyme's disease.
What is the different between C. officinalis and C. arvensis?
I think, there are just too many wild species of geranium
This juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was alone under a car in downtown Oakland. Good folks from the Golden Gate Audubon Society were able to rescue it and take it to International Bird Rescue.
Presumably M. sequoiae, but it seems more orange, and the cap less striate than many pics of this species. I admit to saturating this a bit, but it was pretty orange. Growing on a twig in an area with many redoods, though also a couple oaks.
Slightly smaller than the Anna's that visited the feeder just before it, and noticeably larger than the Calliope that came right after it. The bird in the photos is in the shade.
Small hummingbird, smaller than Anna's and Allen's, both of which visited the feeder immediately before the Calliope. No red was visible, but that is probably due to the light angle. The bird in the photo is in the shade.
Female "Carpenter Bee"
In shade on Bridal Trail. Red and white forms.
Nodal bristles: 3, internodal bristles present but not dense.