Growing on the base of an oak.
About 15ft from vernacular pool (double pond), five purple petals, three flowers on plant; fairly dry ground, w/lots of other plants in surrounding area.
Growing in grassland near oak woodland. No others around. About 1.5 to 2 feet tall.
I little inch-worm I found on the porch, kindly identified by our colleagues at BugGuide
This cute little fellow was not very amused when I tickled him with a feather. But eventually he flew off, and we are still friends.
I found the salamander at a drying up pond, and he was hiding under a rock.
black fungus on yerba santa
Around vernal pool.
Line with yellow flags of grazed, ungrazed section in martin creek ~2 weeks post graze.
1 1/2 feet tall, multiple blooms, at least 3 other individuals in proximity, found on bank of dried out pond amongst grasses
Found in oak wood. Scattered across the side of trail.
Invasive yellow star thistle found in brush near a fig tree.
Losing petals, only one plant visible in area. Two "flowers" in Harding grass around fig tree.
They probably account for more spider bites than any other spider and their bites are sometimes misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites.
Found indoors, in a corner near the ceiling
Unharmed but resting- maybe hot a window? Drunk on fermenting berries? Who knows