Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I found this guy near the gate to the Fylton Forest where the California Quail like having their dust bath. When I first saw this guy I knew I had never seen anything like it before. Its movements were quick and nervous-like, always digging in the sand and flying off when approached. It seemed like it was on a mission.
We were sitting at the picnic table having coffee when B spotted this guy crawling across the table. I thought it was odd that it had a bunch of stuff stuck to it until I found out that it was a Sap Beetle.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
B spotted this tiny jumper on the stuccoed wall in the screen porch. I'm not sure whether I would have noticed it. At only 3mm in size this guy is pretty small. When I tried to get a photo, it would hide behind one of the tiny stucco bumps or crevices. I had to wait till it came back out and I finally was able to get a few shots. It turned out to be a young Zebra Jumper. I eventually found an adult by the picnic table.