A beaver swimming in the river gathering wood for shelter.
Live Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercuspomiformis) on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
A very young individual .
At lower Sindicich Lagoon .
In fruit along Toyon Canyon Trail .
Common here where in bloom in the fields .
A large patch heavy in bloom . Some were at least four feet tall . Growing with Holocarpha heermannii .
Nectaring on Cirsium vulgare at upper Sindicich Lagoon .
At edge of hardwood forest .
At upper Sindicich Lagoon where it appeared to be dying .
A non-native clover growing near intersection of Lagoon and Toyon Canyon Trail .
In bloom at upper Sindicich Lagoon where it formed a dense mass . Non-native .
In fruit at Toyon Canyon Trail .
Found climbing in small backyard rocks with a second matching bug (sorry for the slightly indistinct photo) Abdomen is orange red, black eyes and black heart shape on back. Very faint red line on head.
Approximately 1.2" bug sitting on play structure in backyard.