I've been a bit busy lately - yesterday us meeses went to the San Francisco Flower Show all day, and did our stint in the CNPS booth, and helped with teardown. Long and fun day! So here are just a few critter shots to be going on with...
S0 - for the boy who likes lizards - above is our little Coast Range Fence Lizard (at least I think that's the specific species) Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii. Picture from Saturday. They skitter about all over the place around here.
And on the same day, I fished out a dead mouse and a tarantula from the pool. Probably a Calisoga longitarsus - close relative of the tarantula. Pictures of the dead mouse omitted - us meeses are a bit finicky that way, you know... But here's the spider, very much alive - about 2 inches long I'd say:
There was also a beetle in the pool and I rescued him. I don't know what he is. He's just a small beetle but macro lenses are fun: