This was along the Mary Bowerman Trail. Is it Lomatium utriculatum or Lomatium macrocarpum?
The wasp is Pseudomasaris vespoides.
Possible Tarantula near cross streets of Dearspring and Blue Rock south of Highway 4, in Antioch CA.
It's very chamisey on Black Point Summit!
Was out hunting for Tarantulas and didn't find any, but saw glowing eyes taking off and landing on the trail ahead of me. As I approached, it didn't seem to be too bothered by me or was mesmerized by my headlight, until I got close enough to get this picture. Also, got a picture of it in flight. I've become fascinated by this bird and will likely do more night
Drought stricken fallen tree, snapped off 7'-8' high blocking Eagle Peak Trail.
Southwestern of Rio Grande?
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
Male along Marina Trail . This is an uncommon species in general , or at least very local . Thanks to Hank for finding it and cropping my photos .