Four individuals here. 3 were hovering/hunting along edge of steep hillside, while 4th watched on.
Dedicated to Janet who spotted them above us! Two gorgeous plants were over 6' tall. :)
About 2.5" snout to vent. Missing tip of tail.
Saw four of these, 2 were about 2" long & the other 2 about 1" long.
About 1.5" long.
In creek bed.
Right outside the front door of the hunter's cabin. A few days old, maybe, still some insects buzzing around but not many. Loaded with manzanita berries and a small amount of fur as well.
Some type of ground nesting bee. I don't know what kind and I don't know what kind of animal would dig them up. The comb left behind was papery and there were remnants inside but most was cleaned out. I assumed at first ground hornets but apparently many species nest underground. This was up high on the side of a creekbed, along Alpine Creek, which is still running.
Not sure. Thanks for any help. :) (From old files.)
From old files.
In sand near creek.
Many of them in the grasses in this area. Some with very faint spots.