Very large clumps just below the dam. On dead either alder or cottonwood
Saucer Gall Wasp
FLOOD ZONE OF THE LAKE.
looks like some kind of thistle or seed puff.
Photo of a badger from one of my camera traps. Prior to this summer, I have never had a picture of a badger. This is the second visit of what I assume is the same badger in about a month. Better picture this time.
I've asked some of our long-time docents if they'd ever seen a badger here and none had, so maybe this is an exciting comeback story. Badgers are an important predator of California ground squirrels, which seem to be increasing in numbers here.
2m shrub by searsville lakd
6m tree. Old flowers. Leaves in sun turning brown and dropping
Round tag #114. Oval tag #21. Is one of these tags for Walt Koenig's long term acorn production study?
The only woodrat I've ever seen in the flesh
many of the lower branches of the oaks are infested with the caterpillars this spring
Photos 2 is of the frasse or Oak moth droppings upon a spider web.
Nesting female in an Alder branch hanging over the trail. Three youngsters underneath!
Blue-eyed Darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)?
The male was hovering around the female who was flicking the water with her tail (depositing eggs?)
Very interesting little bugs on wild licorice