Common name: Golden Waxy Cap
Photographed on Kent Pump Fire Road, Marin Municipal Watershed District, Marin County, California
Photo taken while on a hike on Bolinas Ridge Trail, Samuel P Taylor State Park, near Point Reyes Station, California
This crab spider had just ambushed its lunch. It was really hard to get a photo, as it kept scurrying to the other side of the flower, away from me. That and the wind meant crisp focus was a real challenge
This was "growing" on a log next to a more mature specimen. I haven't seen this form before so not sure if I have it right.
The orange rock fish washed ashore, victim to sea lice.
Really bad photo I know. This bird was doing loops over the Dam. Swooping down over the water and trailing its feet making a wake. It didn't seem like a fishing tactic, maybe a way to scare fish? I've seen them dive to catch fish before but that was always from a height. this was a long swoop across the water.
Small lupine (Lupinus bicolor?) among mixed wildflowers on bluff above Duxbury Reef.
Lily among mixed wildflowers on bluff above Duxbury Reef.
Large limpet among mussels and assorted algae, with smaller limpets near and on owl limpet.
Algae, olive green in colour, ends of blades very swollen, mixed with red alagae and tarspot algae.
Yellow dorid nudibranch in shallow pool at low tide, with surfgrass - small white spots all over, a few greyish patches, white branchial plume, prominent rhinophores.