I found part of a crab- or lobster-like crustacean on the beach. The dorsal side shows the shell color, antennules, and flagellum like structures. Ventral side shows pincers. Seems to be missing part of body and other legs. Thorax shell looks similar to mole crabs.
This snake was very feisty and bit me after several strikes. It was fairly wide around the middle, so maybe it was digesting or gravid? Insanely beautiful animal.
Saw a pair, both with beaks full of crane flies and other insects. Nest is in a tangle of ferns and broken branches on a stream bank.
Swallow nesting in rafter of porch near entrance to restaurant.
Pyrausta subsequalis (Crambidae), Estero Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - 11 May 2013. There seemed to be quite a few of these diurnal moths here today.
Tule Elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes), male, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - 13 November 2011. Subspecies ID based solely on location.
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - 13 November 2011.
Ranchland Tiger Moth caterpillar (Platyprepia virginalis, Arctiinae), Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., CA - April 2010.
Dungeoness crab carapace?