Seems to be an oak gall, however, I am definitely unsure. It was found under an oak tree. Is kind of in the shape of a mushroom and is a clay brown color. There is lichen growing out of the bottom . Is a little over one inch in length. This mysterious item was found on the ground under an oak tree.
found in a redwood under story in red. not currently in bloom. round lightly colored leaves.
Found underneath low green grasses. Near pond (10 feet away). 0.5 inches long. Seems to be resting. Foggy outside.
This beetle was located under a log in a redwood tree area, very shady. The beetle had golden feet detailing and it also seemed to release some sort of odor on one of my fellow companions.
found on dead coast live oak. very dry. found in redwood forest.
Same spot as clam shell. Looks a lot like a down feather. Between some flowers, about 6 feet away from a yellow garden spider. Could be from one?
A small 花狹口蛙 (Kaloula pulchra) in darker color.
found on dead coast live oak. the fungus looks like large black gumdrops that are very solid and hard.
This type of lichen was everywhere on the branches of the trees. Lichen could be spotted everywhere around that area.
Ostrero Americano. Distribución restringida
Censo Neotropical de Aves Marinas, Ciénaga de la Virgen Febrero 2013
Wingspan is about 3.5cm
This beetle is just hanging out on a little milkweed plant. Beetle is possibly sucking nectar or just eating the plant itself. Beetle is about half an inch and is a mixture of blue, turquoise, and purple.
After caught in mist net
After captured in mist net
found near the pond, but separated from other grasshoppers around. Unusual coloring.
McAlhany BioBlitz 5/23-26/2014
A very tiny moth.