This white hermit crab was discovered under the sand by my son (sandcastle building). It quickly "swam" under the sand again when we put it down. I've put a video of this happening on YouTube to aid identification: http://youtu.be/_IXi0LSS01M
at Mud Dam, in small pond left in drying out San Mateo Creek, Crystal Springs Reservoir, CA
Raven performing stewardship on the Coastal Trail - pulling ice plant.
Brant (Branta bernicla), adult plumage, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California - January 2009. Presumably subspecies nigricans.
We thought we saw this caterpillar, and then thought we were seeing its cocoon. Now, though, this thing has emerged. There are lots of thorny bits on the cocoon. Thoughts appreciated.
On my desk, begging to be iNat-ted!
Lots of bones around this raptor/owl roost site
This was in the port-a-potty at Wavecrest. I can't figure out what is going on with this spider.