These flowers grow where it wet and are very fragrant almost pungent.
This tree is a place where they story their acorns.
This could be a western pondhawk.
Only time for one picture which did not catch the under wings.
It was under a rock in a wooded area with Bay Laurel, Madrone, oak, and Douglas Fir. It was alone. I'm guessing that it was young because it was small.
PRE- cell 8 Goodman
This is about a month behind others I have seen on property and seemed drought stressed even though it is growing on a north slope.
These are captive and feeding of choke cherry.
Tall tree that is about 12 feet tall with sharp needles. It is an evergreen tree and has a thin trunk.
Has petals that are pink and yellow. In the tips of the petals are white puffs. At the bottom has a green/black spiky and sharp thorns.Down to its stem it had green leaves with hair and thorns. It is nearly 2-3 inches tall. Ants were located predating it. At least 3 more were located near this plant. Grew in a dry, grassy area.
Its a light blue/purple flower, with about 15-16 petals. Found at a clearing in grass lands. Long stem with about 7-8 flowers. In the flowers there were lots of ants. The stem was about 1.5/2 feet tall. The petals were split at the end in half. It was about 75 and overcast. And all of them came from the same root.
I saw a .5 inch beetle in a garden bed.It had a black body and was outlined in orange.It was living with about4-5 other beetles of the same type.
Approximately 1 cm long and 1/2 cm wide. Found in a sand trap in the shape of an inverted cone. The trap was located at the edge of a trail. The antlion had 2 pinchers, a large abdomen and thorax, and 6 legs. It appeared to be brown
Approximately 1 cm long and 1/2 cm wide. Found in sand trap (inverted cone of dirt) on the edge of the trail. Has a pair of pinchers attached at to the head. It has a distinct head region and a large abdomen and thorax (difficult to differentiate). Has six legs and a "stripey" texture. Possibly brown/ dark brown, but was covered in brown dirt. In the pictures, was shown in a petri dish surrounded by dirt from the trail.
Found in a 5.5 foot diameter pool. Filled with leaves and debris. About 5 newts (possibly California Newts) of same kind and 1 or 2 of another newt species in the same pool. The pool was about a half foot deep. Some newts are 4-5 inches long head to tail while others of possibly different species of newt were around 8 inches long. The pool had many water striders on it's surface. The newt is dark on the top with a bright orange belly. Comes up for air occasionally. There was yellow in or around the eyes.
There were six orange petals of this flower with brown speckles on the inside. The outer edges of the petals were folded outward towards the sky to make an approximately .5" height. Six stamens and one pistil protruded approximately 1.5" from the center of the flower. The flower's diameter was approximately 3". This flower grew on a stock protruding from the ground, and four other flowers were on the same stalk. It was found near a a small, slow moving stream.