Common name: Golden Waxy Cap
Photographed on Kent Pump Fire Road, Marin Municipal Watershed District, Marin County, California
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
This was "growing" on a log next to a more mature specimen. I haven't seen this form before so not sure if I have it right.
More Douglas's Irises than ever before blooming on our property, north-facing mountainside, fairly damp, shaded environment (mixed forest of oak, bay, Douglas Fir, some madrone). As of May 8, still blooming.
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.
appears to be an orchid, not sure of species