2 large gopher snakes mating
These flowers have spread up and down the street. Found in planter strip.
This was growing on top of the pond.
Could not get a good picture of his head.
These small galls just covered this wild rose plant.
Plant about 3" high.
Plant was about 2' high.
Replanted cuttings from at patch just north of
Testing to familiarize myself
Shrub. 7ft tall
I have a few caterpillars from a pairing of a wild male and a raised female.
The ova hatched a few weeks ago and I have been feeding them on manzanita. Will release them when they emerged next year.
Orange shell, found under rock
Crab that was crossing our path
I've seen these immatures under rocks in the salt marshes alot, but this is the first time I saw adults mixed in. Hoping they will help with the ID
Salt marsh was crawling with these
Found in my strawberry patch. Orange under wings with a black stripe
Early instar coccinellid devouring aphid on artichoke. Note red tarsal claw. ~6mm
A well loved lizard in our region. If a Lyme's disease carrying tick bites one, a chemical in the lizard's blood kills the Lyme's disease.
Could be Castilleja affinis ssp. Neglecta
These guys live among the rocks along brackish estuary. Largest have about 4 inch wide carapace.
Seen along gray trail on cattle ranch land in Point Reyes.
Seen at dusk in brackish water. S/he caught a fish and took it over to the bank to eat.