Saw lots of turkeys. I wonder if they are escaped or just natural in the area?
Thought it was a tufted titmouse but looks like they are only in the east. Maybe it is an oak Titmouse?
Looks like a pearl crescent, but didn't bring my book with me.
Kind of look like mallards but not sure if they look different in CA.
West Coast Monarch - Male on milkweed
saw this bird quite often in California.
Another hummingbird but not sure if same as the other I posted.
I saw a lot of hummingbirds but not sure if they are all the same or not. This one has a reddish spot on top of head.
Blue of some kind, mud puddling at Briones
According to Garthwaite and Lawson this should be L. gracile. Unlike L. latum it is smooth instead of tuberculate.
Pretty interesting that they were here. Habitat was a dry creek bed that still had moist soil but no standing water. Not sure if it's seasonal in a normal year but unless we get some freak rain storms it seems like it'll probably get pretty toasty in the coming months. How do these isopods handle it? Like other Ligidium I've seen these only seemed to be in the rocky areas. Vegetation was oak / bay woodland, plenty of poison oak too.