Took a little hike around Kirby Cove. Found these two little guys underneath a log.
Lots of them. Almost caught one. They were all on a rock that looked like a turtle. I thought that was pretty funny.
Found it while I was looking for salamanders. Cool colors.
Very calm to people. I could've grab one and it still would've been calm.
Some more of the salamanders I caught in the park.
Tried to turn over a log and accidentally pulled out a huge piece of bark. About 20 of them fell out but I ended up catching 5 and later let them go.
Rectangle on the leading edge of the upper front wing appears more white than orange, but the four spots on the upper hind wing are filled with blue. West Coast Lady?
2 coyotes in our driveway
Nectaring on mock heather (Ericameria ericoides).
Impressed at how long a season this species has: observed a mating pair of umber skippers back in April in the same general area, and five months later there are skippers still skipping!
Introduced to this location from soils imported for landfill remediation.
Hitching a ride home