Growing in yard in Novato, CA
This is a part of the flock walking the streets (ditches really) around Marin Sanitary. They were feeding on cultivated gazanias and ground cover this morning.
After its bloom
This spider has been making, and replacing, a 2'+ diameter web across our back steps for at least a month. Annoying, but admirable
These guys are common
I spent 5 minutes photographing this wasp on what I assume is some kind of bee, which appeared long dead - they were on the asphalt parking lot. The wasp circled me a few times to check me out. Fascinating show but a total mystery as to what was going on.