6 seconds in the life of this creature. These fat worms live where I put our compost.
Pretty well humming with bees, although not as loud as some years.
Saw one of these a few days ago about 200 yds. away at the foot of Snake Mountain. These shots a bit better; also show what I take to be neat lines of 'sapsucker wells'.
These were growing out of the ground. There was some old wood chip mulch and a top layer of valley oak leaves. Next to a parking lot.
This was growing out of the earth. There was miners lettuce next to it, and a younger live oak above it.
This was growing out of the earth and is surrounded by fairly fresh wood chips that are made of redwood I believe.
This was growing below valley oak trees, and below a california ceanothus.
These were growing under valley oak trees, with and there was old wood chip mulch below the leaf level.
This was growing out of a crack in the sidewalk, and it was under a california ceanothus which was under a valley oak.