Common fiddleneck (Amsinckia intermedia), is a California native.
If you’re fond of ladybugs, then this episode of California’s Gold should be a real treat. Ladybugs have become popular as a way to control garden pests without using chemical pesticides; and I remember an incident in my childhood when my sister and I decided to trap a bunch of ladybugs in a coffee can and release them onto our […]
On spring-like days I see plenty of colorful butterflies flitting around — but very rarely do I get a chance to capture them with my camera. So I felt pretty lucky when I spotted the beauty above landing on the trail right in front of me! I started creeping forward very slowly, snapping pictures as I went; I didn’t expect […]
Here are a few more wildflowers I’ve seen on my recent outings.
One nice thing about a grey, cloudy day with the threat of rain is that it’s even easier to notice and appreciate the bits of color nature has to offer in the spring. I had already walked past a lot of other flowers, including some really beautiful Itherial’s spear, when I noticed the bright red and black of a ladybug […]
If I’m hiking near Lake Natoma or Folsom Lake in the springtime, there’s just no way I’m going to pass by the gorgeous wildflowers without making a photograph. Some of these flowers I’ve come to know by name, but others remain a mystery to me. I consider it a bonus if I can identify them online and find out that […]