This beetle was about 1/2 the size of a typical ladybug.
National Aviary Neighborhood Nestwatch 2014
Though these may first appear to be Oyster mushrooms, they are much smaller, and have a dark brown spore print.
These bell-shaped flowers (?) were hanging in clusters from a couple of 10-12 foot woody shrubs.
The stems of this are very fragile (even though thick) and juicy. The white root is short.
Black spider with white abdomen
Also called Whorled Stonecrop. It's growing between cement blocks.
Also called Chocolate Tube Slime. The second photo shows the plasmodium.
This snake may have bitten into more that it could swallow! The toad was fully engaged in the tug of war.
This toad was maybe a bit too much for the garter snake. I didn't stay to watch the full drama.
These are tiny, just emerging from the stick on which they're growing.
These photos show the goldfinches in the midst of spring molting, as the feathers become the trademark bright yellow after the dull olive brown of winter.