From my research, this could also be L. Nanus or varicolor
Looks like Tidy Tips but no white tips?
This was a river otter, seen at bridge over estuary on the Estero trail in Point Reyes National Seashore. Pretty sure of ID but open to other opinions.
Caterpillar on Nicasio Ceanothus (Ceanothus decornutus).
On hayfield tarweed (Hemizonia congesta).
A pair of woodpeckers. Spotted towhee and other birds in background.
So sad to see a roadkill badger.
Swaths of blue-purple were visible across the NW sides of hills.