Found this little critter while exploring a hidden creek near Altruria Heights.
Guessing it's some sort of damselfly, but will leave the ID-ing up to the experts!
Goats brought in to graze on grasses at work.
Never realized how playful they could be, or just how wide their vocal range is! (I once mistook their cries for a child crying out for help.)
One of them even half-stood up to eat some of the Eucalyptus leaves--wow!
Last time I saw pigeons were back when I lived in a crowded urban city environment--so somehow the sight of these two was both uncommon and exciting!
Saw this little caterpillar moving across the sidewalk towards a hedge of rosemary.
Saw three turkeys strutting across the meadow outside of work while walking home.
Not sure: it would certainly be easier for this non-botanist if it was flowering... I may have False-indigo on the brain; I've certainly been pining to find some of that wonderful butterfly plant.
I did see a silver-spotted skipper nearby.
Found this one while gardening in urban Santa Rosa. :)
Non native invasive species.
Recorded by Alyna Mann& Erika Escutia. 6th Graders, Helen Lehman School with IOOBY
Every few years now we see a slew of these; although I can't remember ever seeing one as a boy.
Appears to be cultivated here.