This beetle landed on my car window as I was about to start, then climbed onto the top of the car. I had to look. (Too bad I don’t drive a VW Beetle.)

A very round, orange-red insect with antennae.

This beetle landed on my car window as I was about to start, then climbed onto the top of the car. I had to look. (Too bad I don’t drive a VW Beetle.)

#insects #beetles

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/142409081

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A fox #squirrel spotted running across the lawn at the park. #nature #animals #wildlife

A brown squirrel with a long tail running across the grass.

A fox <a href=”https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/squirrel?src=hash&#8221; title=”#squirrel” class=”u-url hashtag” rel=”external nofollow noopener”>#squirrel</a> spotted running across the lawn at the park.<br />
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Butterfly-friendly native CA plants purchased from a local conservation group have collected a caterpillar! Looks like a Sphynx moth. Now I just need to finish transplanting the rest of the plants into the actual ground! #nature #plants #butterflies #moths #garden #caterpillar

Black caterpillar with yellow highlights on a plant stem

Butterfly-friendly native CA plants purchased from a local conservation group have collected a caterpillar! Looks like a Sphynx moth.

Now I just need to finish transplanting the rest of the plants into the actual ground!

#nature #plants #butterflies #moths #garden #caterpillar

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Clover. One flower out of a field.

Close up of a small white flower with many segments surrounded by blades of grass.

#Clover. One flower out of a field.

#nature #florespondence #flowers

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And in related news, this confirms that @pixelfed now supports image uploads from @Tusky !

(That’s been the one thing missing from just using the Pixelfed website on my phone: it works great in a browser or as an installed PWA, but uploads can only start in the website. You can’t start with a photo gallery and share images to the site or PWA.)

Birds of Madrona Marsh

#Birds of #MadronaMarsh. There were a zillion red-winged blackbirds, at least one group of goldfinches, some starlings, and of course the usual geese and ducks.

#nature #Blackbird #RedWingedBlackbird #Goldfinch #Starling #Goose #CanadaCoose #Sparrow

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I pulled over because there was a whole…duckload of mallards just grazing their way down the street along the grass.

Context: I was driving past a park that has a pond with a year-round population of ducks and geese and attracts other waterfowl. Usually near the pond.

This isn’t. It’s at the edge of the park. I pulled over because there was a whole…duckload of mallards just grazing their way down the street along the grass.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/106648161

Blurry nighttime view of a sidewalk with grass on either side, lampposts, trees and a building in the distance...and a zillion ducks walking around on the grass, their heads down to the ground.

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There’s a former railroad route to the coast that’s been converted into a greenbelt and walking path lined with trees. Some parts (not these) specifically focus on native California plants. Others open into grassy parks.

There's a former railroad route to the coast that's been converted into a greenbelt and walking path lined with trees. Some parts (not these) specifically focus on native California plants. Others open into grassy parks.

There's a former railroad route to the coast that's been converted into a greenbelt and walking path lined with trees. Some parts (not these) specifically focus on native California plants. Others open into grassy parks.

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