Sitting on a volunteer squash growing out of our compost heap.
Antennae as a unit rotate back and forth 90 degrees.
A fisherman just brought this this in. It was about 15" long.
This turtle is in the lower left of the picture.
Making ID on the red patch in his head.
These flowers have spread up and down the street. Found in planter strip.
This was growing on top of the pond.
Could not get a good picture of his head.
These small galls just covered this wild rose plant. The best guess is Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp, taken from "Field guide to Plant Galls of California and other Western States", Ron Russo.
another site to look at.
Plant about 3" high.
Plant was about 2' high.
Replanted cuttings from at patch just north of
I have a few caterpillars from a pairing of a wild male and a raised female.
The ova hatched a few weeks ago and I have been feeding them on manzanita. Will release them when they emerged next year.
Pulled it out