Sunday, March 30, 2008

Baby Lizards

These baby lizards, a skink and an alligator lizard, were only about five inches long. As adults the skink can be nine inches long and the alligator sixteen inches long.

This is the skink when we found him in his hiding place.


We found this two inch long grub while planting prune trees on Maggie. I'd like to see what type of beetle it will turn into.
A grub
Ugly at first, metamorphs
Into a wonder

More Maggie

Pictures below here were taken in or near Wildcat Canyon on Maggie.

A Douglas fir grove in the canyon.

The first banana slug of the season. For his species he is small.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

At the Pond

Box elder beetle

Water plants

These female Pacific Tree Frogs were going to the pond to mate and/or lay their eggs.

One of the barn cats

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tide Pooling

About one hour from Maggie is Cape Arago. A beautiful beach with lots of surprises.

Tide Pools
Often overlooked
Vibrant and Beautiful
Tide pool fish

Crabs feeding on a fish head

Former homes to nautical creatures
Far to easy to break

Sea Urchin


Marine invertebrate

Marine mammal vertebra

Green Anenome

Tiny crab