Leech on a western pond turtle. Several holes on plastron from leech damage.
This small, iridescent green / black / purple beetle was sitting on an arroyo willow leaf.
This bush stands about 6 feet tall and has red stems.
My first thought was that it was a teasel flower that was dead from last season. I have never seen an Echinacea flower's dead head but I am actually thinking this looks more something like that then a teasel
I am actually not sure what this is, I put ribes because the plant was growing in a way that currants do
This might have been an escaped cultivated one because I saw they have pots of these for sale but this one was all alone in the flower garden
This was growing under valley oak leaves
Was growing in a ring on the ground under some valley oak duff.