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Modified 23-Aug-16
Created 23-Aug-16
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Two walks around Searsville Lake: the early morning of 3/20, and the late afternoon of 3/29/2016. The afternoon walk was enjoyable, and different from my usual routine. I saw many more deer, and enjoyed the soft afternoon light on the valley oaks. In the morning walk, I happened upon four crab spiders, each hunting in a flower. Most of this adventure is covered in the macro folder "Adventures on a Smaller Scale" for 3/20/2016. This folder contains a few of these images, and several other closeups of flowers and insects. Searsville Lake, seen from up on Road E, is full of muddy water. As always, please leave a comment if you know an ID or have anything to add.
Searsville Lake before DawnSearsville Lake at DawnSearsville Lake at DawnSearsville Lake at DawnEarth MoverEarth Mover from AboveCoastal Range Newt (Taricha torosa torosa)Chaparral Clematis with Crab Spider and Winter AntsCrab Spider Waits for PreyAmerican Coot (Fulica americana)Blue Witch Nightshade (Solanum umbelliferum)Sun Field Station across Searsville LakeSun Field Station across Searsville LakeCoastal Range Newt (Taricha torosa torosa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) on Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) on Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) on Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) on Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum)Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum)Chaparral Trail near the Lake