Has eight eyes.
Long, brown legs with small hairs
Builds a tangled, three-dimensional “cobweb” snare.
The silk is not sticky
Eats insects or other spiders
Male lives up to 18 months
Female can live up to six years.
Female Anna's Hummingbird feeding on pretty little red lilies.
Pretty spotted beetle in the center of a rose bloom
These amazing hawks are very curious and like to come visit us. We are pretty lucky to have these amazing birds.
Mum and her ducklings.
Managed to get a few shots off through the weeds before they heard me.
Very late in season for these.
Canvasback in background, also very late in season.
Second Black Phoebe of the day, found in a different area of the wildlife area.
On Left. American Coots and Ibis to right of Merganser.
White-faced Ibis or Glossy Ibis? White-faced are far more common in this area and Cornell Lab has a photo that's similar of an adult, non-breeding so I'm putting my bets on White-faced.
Growing low to ground
Growing in masses throughout the wildlife area, between water and road.