Aphididae feed on milkweed.
This was bird was in the Santa Rosa Bird Rescue Center. Her name was Oti.
This bird was in the Santa Rosa Bird Rescue Center. Her name was Coco.
This bird was in the Santa Bird Rescue center.
Near the end of the ivy flowers; but they are still pungent, and attractive to bees,hoverflies, ants and others. This afternoon: covered with bluebottles.
Usually doesn't seem much of a nectaring plant; I think fritillaries gather here because of a trellis of passion vine about 10 feet away.
I found this wasp eating Hemileuca eglanterina caterpillars that I was trying to rear in my back yard.
Size: 1.5 CM 5/8"
Found this mushroom in a planter strip. It looked old because of the condition it was in. There were 3 of them the largest about 6 or 7" in Dia.
Ring of Mourning Cloak ova. About 1" long and containing about 75ova +/-.
Found under a rock in Bouverie Preserve.
Missing an eye, bright blue underbelly
On a willow tree in my yard
A species of cactus
Found in a puddle on the blacktop.
A score of these flitting around a local householder's trellis of blue passionflower.
The zoom makes this almost look like a tucan chilling in a rainforest because of the giant leaves and the long range zoom. Really, he's sitting on a Eucalyptus tree and the shot was taken under an apple tree. I think there is a nest up there because I see groups of them roosting up there daily.