About a 2.5 inch smooth skinned frog next to the artificial stream in the Micke Grove natural plant area. In shadow and difficult to photo.
Frog in the "canal" next to the river path in the Lodi Lake Nature Area. This is right up Dominic's alley. Sorry couldn't get a better picture. Frog looked to be about 3 inches long and smooth skinned.
San Diego County, California, US
I found this beetle in my car while driving. It kept coming up and landing on the inside of my windshield while underway. When I got home I was able to photograph it. That being said, I'm not sure where in San Diego County it decided to hitch a ride. Luckily it occurs around much of the county from BugGuide sightings.
Solano County, California, US
I was walking home and found this guy watching me. He was very friendly and wanted to be pet.
Juvenile. Was able to catch him with a net. His slime coat was slimier than previous bullfrogs I had caught.
These turtles are in the main lake near the Mokelumne River which is dammed to form the lake. Western Pond turtles are in at least two small, adjacent ponds. Doubt this is a stable situation for the pond turtles.
Seeking to document observations of non-native introduced species outside of their original homelands. Observations must be of organisms that were introduced to an area by humans recently (established populations of introduced species are okay), not natural shifts in range, or migrations.