Southwestern of Rio Grande?
A large group of Anna's at a suburban feeder.
Near the North Gate
OK, this is one of those shots where I was lucky to get anything. But you can see the contrast between tail and chest, the straighter wings than on a White-throated Swift, and the lack of white on the flanks or throat. The wings are also shorter, proportionally, to the body than on a WTSwift
You can see the white flanks and throats on these guys
Furiously searching for observations of female tarantulas.
From past files . This individual was on a small embankment ( unseen ) and fell off to my surprise when a friend and I walked by . We jumped sideways a few feet and this large snake was not happy .
Larvae on Milkweed (same Milkweed patch where I found adults a few weeks ago, see my iNat observation Aug 13, 2015). This is the first time I've seen Monarch larvae in several years.
I found 5 of these Tarantulas crossing the road up Mt Diablo today, one of which was snatched by a Scrub Jay.
Little Yosemite Trail near park boundary .