Male. Imitating a northern flicker.
possibly Gray pine?
on Pinus sp.
I can't remember the tree on which those galls were growing. I believe it was a oak, but I can't find any similar gall growing on oaks on Ron Russo book. I will return to the same spot to document the plant.
I assume those are excrements of a coyote. The length of the longest part is about 8-10 cm, a bit to much for a bobcat.
This is just a burrow. I didn't see the tarantula.