Feeding near pine cones.
In mixed flock with Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Hutton's Vireo.
At the feeder.
There are about 10 regular mating frogs in concrete ponds in my back yard. Collected about 100 tadpoles from Mt. Diablo a few years ago, and now the population is slowly growing.
Hiding under a rock in the yard.
bird on a wire
Rooting, tough stipe. White pileus and hymenophore. Fruiting in eucalyptus duff.
Kids on Trent Pierce's Nocturnal Newt Walk had fun finding a big millipede under the rocks!
Northern Alligator Lizard is much more common at this site .
Found on melaleuca sp
this one seemed to be rebuilding -- this was shortly after rain stopped.
or parazygiella dispar - their webs have the missing piece from upper half with thread leading to their retreat.
Rare in Contra Costa County . Resting on Western Poison-Oak . Mature Monterey Pines nearby are likely host plant here .
This gravid female was the only one near the usual breeding pool. Female, gravid.