I saw it on the ground walking around. Only one was found near the area. Looks like a cockroach. About one fourth of an inch.
And just below....
3 redwoods and 3 feet away from each other in a triangle. All about 12 inches in diameter. Light covering of moss (barely visible). Not much foliage until 30 feet up.
Found in the duff in a redwood forest. it was clustered together in small patches throughout the area.
Mottled brown and tan, 4 inches long, found in puddle in dry stream bed in redwood forest. Still has external gills.
Perhaps not enough to ID? Thought I'd post my best guess...
Lesions on tanoak.
Hopped away on a beeline to a leaf about 30 cm. away....
This weak stemmed Brodiaea was seen amid a grassland.
I'd read in Sue Hubbell's book that the nectar of California Buckeye was toxic; and in fact I usually don't see a lot of nectaring on their gorgeous flowers. But today a score of these are trying their luck on a prime buckeye in full flower.