Perennial herb (bulb). Monocot. Native to California.
Common names: checker lily, mission bells
These guys were out in force tonight. Encountered 5 on the road, and one swimming in the pond. I still have not located confirmed breeding pools.
Healthy looking. No abrasions or marks.
At the Dwight Center
Rattlesnake outside Dwight center entrance
A fly with it's abdomen missing! Not sure if it lost in in this location and then died? Or maybe it was still alive and flew here without an abdomen before dying. Or maybe there was some fungus or parasite or something that broke out of it through it's abdomen? I've never seen anything like it!