Visitors 210
Modified 10-Feb-12
Created 10-Feb-12
52 photos

Entering JR from Mapache Gate on a cold spring morning, I discovered rare plants, many flowers, and insects in abundance. Springtime activities of insects & spiders, including a bee waking up from being comatose all night.

Thanks to all of you who appreciated these images and helped with IDs. Carl Cheney recalls William Blake:
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour."
- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

PLEASE HELP with more IDs! Leave a comment if you know a plant, insect, spider, or anything interesting about an image. (Thank you, Toni Corelli, Stu Koretz, & Brooke Fabricant, for your help!)
Chaparral Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus)CarcassChaparral Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus) (?)Thrip?Thrip (?) BellySuspended AnimationSuspended AnimationSuspended AnimationBlossom of Chaparral Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus) (?)Beetle on Flowers of Chaparral MallowA different Beetle (?) on Flowers of Chaparral Mallow (?)Spider with PreySpider with Prey (Detail)Discarded Spider Exoskeleton on Leaf of Chaparral MallowValley Oak (Quercus lobata) with Lace Lichen (?) (Ramalina menziesii)Poison Oak and TreetrunksTarweed FlowerTarweed Flower (Detail)Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster coarctata) with InsectAcrobat Ant (Crematogaster coarctata) on Blossom of Holly-Leaved Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)