Broad-footed Mole (Scapanus latimanus), Cross Marin Trail, Marin County, California - 12 May 2013. My wife found this unfortunate animal in the middle of this paved trail. About 15 cm in length. A separate photo shows a small hairy tail, which in combination with the striking forefeet and the location would seem to indicate this species.
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
Syritta pipiens (Syrphidae), Olema, Marin County, California - April 2010.
Found dead from unknown cause along the Cross Marin Trail into Samuel P. Taylor State Park.
This plant was growing on the side of the road in some pillow basalt.
This plant was growing out of some pillow basalt on the side of the road.