Numerous galls on a young Valley Oak.
about 3-4 inches long
When I cropped this shot for Merganser, I noticed the turtle to the left. My call is based on it's profile.
Non-native in the Russian River this day...
Always that way, right? The creature you come all day looking for, then last stop - it's in abundance! So stunning, that..purple.
Donna keyed these for me at the distance...
So...I've only iNated a dead one of these cuz they Never Land. Donna and I walking down to the river through this park grass. Something lands in the tree. Jumps up - "Wow, Black Saddlebags!" - then remands in same spot and I get this lone shot...Barely showing field marks.