Bollmaniulus sp. (Parajulidae, millipede), Mount Diablo bioblitz, Contra Costa County, California - 12 April 2014. Thanks to Rowland Shelley and Bug Guide for the identification: bugguide.net/node/view/908534#1619795
my best count of these whizzing and chittering birds as the zipped by, swapping elevations with each other came to 47 definite birds- could have easily been 70. Occasionally joined by Violet-green Swallowtails and Tree Swallows.
A white form- found by a couple who were most botanizing. Sorry, camera wouldn't grab the white, mostly for geotagging
resembles a weed on my garden but my book is like... 6 feet away!
Another on Eddie's sheets. Head to abdomen about 4.5 cents
another on Eddie's Dunbar's sheets
flowers about 3 cents across
maybe too small to work down to species
crap pic, mostly for geotagging and noting
in the middle of the burn, seemed out of place.
early morning on one of Eddie's sheets
ignore the Cali Poppy flower leaves.
errr, you call this raceme red or green?
red raceme, yes?
there are a couple of white ceanothus. These smelled great but I have no idea how to split them.
Blurry, more for geotagging. Only near running streams