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1 0 Garden Nasturtium

Garden Nasturtium

by ThatBlueEyedGirlCalifornia, USA


1 0 Crambid Snout Moth

Crambid Snout Moth

by MachiCalifornia, USA

Flying around, staying mostly low near the grass where it could blend in and ...

1 0 California Mule Deer

California Mule Deer

by ElkmanCalifornia, USA

Mother and fawn

3 0 Aggregating Anenome

Aggregating Anenome

by ThatBlueEyedGirlCalifornia, USA

in a tide pool at palomarin beach, point ...

0 0 Spotting


by misako.hillSanta Rosa, California, USA

Small black beetle on the beach. Less than 1/2 inch long. Any help with an ID ...

0 1 White-Winged March Fly

White-Winged March Fly

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

March fly approximately 3/4 in long.

1 6 Spotting


by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

Fuzzy brown fly. Average size. Any help with an ID would be great.

7 2 Monterey Cypress

Monterey Cypress

by MachiCalifornia, USA

Very tall trees with surprisingly small, spherical cones.

0 0 Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

by MachiCalifornia, USA

It seemed to be enjoying the strong winds near the ocean. At times, it was ...

1 0 Sunburst Lichen

Sunburst Lichen

by MachiCalifornia, USA

Bright orange, slightly bushy lichen. It did not lay flat on the surface of the ...

3 1 Northern Elephant Seal

Northern Elephant Seal

by DonnaPomeroyMill Valley, California, USA

Two young males sparring in a breeding colony of Elephant Seals.

0 0 Western Tiger Beetle

Western Tiger Beetle

by misako.hillSanta Rosa, California, USA

Cicindela oregona, also called the Western Tiger Beetle, is a species of ground ...

0 0 Hare's-tail


by MachiCalifornia, USA

I don't think it looks quite right for Eriophorum, as it is more ...

1 0 White-Crowned Sparrow

White-Crowned Sparrow

by misakoCalifornia, USA

Spotted this White-Crowned Sparrow singing along the hiking Chimney Rock trail, ...

2 0 California Poppy

California Poppy

by MachiCalifornia, USA

There were only a few of these along the trail, but they were hard to miss with ...

0 0 Coyote Bush

Coyote Bush

by MachiCalifornia, USA

Very plentiful at this location. Lots of fluffy seeds flying around

1 1 Sandspurry


by MachiCalifornia, USA

Pink to lavender flowers. The buds looked a bit prickly/rough. Leaves small and ...

0 1 Non-Biting Midge

Non-Biting Midge

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

Chironomidae (informally known as chironomids or non-biting midges) are a ...

0 0 Tule Elk

Tule Elk

by MachiCalifornia, USA

These seemed to be thriving in the area. We saw several large groups at ...

9 0 Northern Elephant Seal Pups Play Fighting

Northern Elephant Seal Pups Play Fighting

by misakoCalifornia, USA

Spotted elephant seal pups play fighting in the water at the Historic

3 1 Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

by misakoCalifornia, USA

in Point

1 0 Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

by misakoCalifornia, USA

Spotted this Savannah Sparrow perched on top of a cow parsnip seed head.

2 1 Western Terrestrial Garter Snake

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

The Western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a species of ...

4 0 Coyote


by MachiCalifornia, USA

I saw two of them running in a cow pasture on the way out of Tomales

2 1 Stink Beetle

Stink Beetle

by misakoCalifornia, USA

The pinacate beetle, also known as the stink beetle, is a species of darkling ...

0 1 Entoloma Mushrooms

Entoloma Mushrooms

by misakoCalifornia, USA

Small brown mushrooms in grass next to Limantour Beach,

1 1 Starburst anemone

Starburst anemone

by NathanOdgersCalifornia, USA

The one in the photo was about 10 to 12 cm in diameter. It had sticky green ...

1 2 Tule Elk

Tule Elk

by JellisCalifornia, USA

Tule Elk is native to only California. Small, about half the size of a ...

3 2 Marsh Thistle (white variant)

Marsh Thistle (white variant)

by misako.hillMill Valley, California, USA

Cirsium palustre, the marsh thistle or European swamp thistle, is a herbaceous ...

2 2 Checkerbloom


by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

Sidalcea malviflora is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known ...

0 6 Soft-Winged Flower Beetle

Soft-Winged Flower Beetle

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

Soft-Winged Flower Beetle. Most are elongate-oval, soft-bodied beetles 10 mm ...

3 1 Northern Elephant Seal Pups

Northern Elephant Seal Pups

by misakoCalifornia, USA

Spotted these two Northern Elephant Seal pups sizing each other up...very cute.

2 2 Darkling Beetle

Darkling Beetle

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

Darkling beetles (also known as darkening beetles) are a family of beetles ...

10 4 Pussy-Ears Star Tulip

Pussy-Ears Star Tulip

by misakoCalifornia, USA

I love Calochortus and this is one of my favorite species. Beautiful color and ...

3 6 Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

The banded Woolly Bear larva emerges from the egg in the fall and overwinters ...

1 2 Purple Bush Lupine

Purple Bush Lupine

by misako.hillMill Valley, California, USA

be native from Point

4 1 Zerene Fritillary

Zerene Fritillary

by pamsaiCalifornia, USA

This is an endangered species of butterfly endemic to California. "Myrtle's ...

1 2 Millipedes Mating

Millipedes Mating

by misako.hillCalifornia, USA

These millipedes were mating on the ceiling of the bathroom and there were ...

2 1 Tule Elk

Tule Elk

by ElkmanCalifornia, USA

,000.[2] Tule elk can reliably be found in Carrizo Plain

4 2 Osprey


by DonnaPomeroyCalifornia, USA

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or ...

5 1 Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

by DonnaPomeroyMill Valley, California, USA

Great Horned Owls range in length from 18–27 in (46–69 cm) and have a wingspan ...

2 0 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

by DonnaPomeroyMill Valley, California, USA

Adult birds are 18–22 cm (7.1–8.7 in) long, span 29–33 cm (11–13 in) across the ...

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