Female green Lynx spider (Peucetia sp) with egg sac on tar weed. Observed several other lynx spiders with egg sac in the same area, a natural spring seepage covering an area 75 ft by 150 ft. Mount Diablo foothills.
Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
Explored Choke Canyon State Park, a lake recreational park with some really nice nature trails. Lots of really cool birds here.
Was down in the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists. Had such a great time -- temps in the 80's! This day was the field-trip day, and Tony chose some awesome places to explore.
First up was Quinta Mazatlan birding center in McAllen. This is a great urban refuge for birds.
with eggsac under bent blade of grass
Lynx spider is the common name for any member of the family Oxyopidae. Most species make little use of webs, instead spending their lives as hunting spiders on plants. Many species frequent flowers in particular, ambushing pollinators, much as crab spiders do. They tend to tolerate members of their own species more than most spiders do, and at least one species has been identified as exhibiting social behaviour.