Found a few more of these on an old board fence around a meadow full of english plantain and always a place to see buckeyes flying. Despite looking, I could never find larvae; though they must have been present.
Nestled among Tanoak leaves, an abundance of acorns.
Seen on ground next to trail in Orchard Meadow.
On a dead douglas fir; seemingly one much visited.
End of tail might have been bitten off by predator.
Fox was photographed via a mounted wildlife camera.
Found under log on North facing side of Fairfield Osborn Preserve Environmental Education center, in shade. Alone.
Weather, sunny but cold, ice on ground.
Found on base of Bay (pepperwood) tree.
Lots of creatures appear to be nectarine on these faded Ivy flowers.
Ran along creek at 4:15 pm. Photographed by mounted wildlife camera.
Just my best stab at at species.
Interesting that this particular one(S. ribesii) seems to come up as 'the' Hoverfly in our list of these dipterans: this hardly seems fair.
A new tree (approx. 3 ft, high) has sprouted from one of the low hanging branches.
Lots of windfall fruit: you'd think you're in an Olive grove.
These a bit weathered… I've often seen new ones with the prominences tipped in gold.
Quite a few still, pursuing each other around this plot of yellow star thistle and fading english plantain. This pair taking a break in the watery sunshine of this blustery morning.
Rained last few days, high 30's last night, 59 now; but still flying...
First wildlife FOP observation by FOP naturalist Patricia!