We found millipede cruising around by our things in the leaf litter and freshly spread wood mulch. I think this is a common millipede according to this website: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7472.html
I handled it briefly to show the children, it curled up when I initially picked it up.
We found this dead (or possibly very near death) millipede laying on a main trail in the leaf litter. I think this is a common millipede according to this website: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7472.html
We scared this cottontail off the trail, but it came to rest under a low-hanging tree next to the trail.
A break in the rain was particularly warm and sunny, and these insects began flying all around. I asked the children if they could figure out where they were coming from and they did! They were emerging from the grassy, weedy ground between a fence and a treated wood raised bed.
Hiding in thick foliage.
On fallen twig.
Revived after last rain.
Beginning to turn with season.
On dead twigs.
Distant view. Drake sleeping.
Distant view. With bufflehead and ruddy duck.
Distant view. Drake.
Turning with seaon.
Feeding on star thistle.
Son found baby newt in our front yard
Son found baby salamander in our front yard