Beautiful tail and colorful
Helminthoglypta sonona Pilsbry, 1937 Bennett Mountain, Sonoma County. California
Bright blue underbelly, orange underneath the legs. Black body, dotted with light blue triangular scales.
Two larvae (last photo is 2nd one). 2" and 1.5" respectively, nose to tail. In quiet side pools, but creek is flowing.
About 5" wing span.
Adult skeleton, but I saw one live doe on the walk as well.
Could not get a clear photo of this spider, but wanted to document (since this is the only spider that I saw today). It was eating a fly.
On north side of hill (very shaded). Woody stems. Large stand of this plant.
Flower bud just showing.
First gobbler of the season. No hens, so far.