These are some fellow residents of Gopher Valley, check back often for additions.
Caddisfly. Oct 31, 2016
Caddisfly adult 10/31/3016 Gopher Valley OR
These leaf galls are caused by a tiny fly/midge – Trishormormyia crataegifolia – depositing eggs in the developing tissue. I’m waiting for mine to hatch.
Hawthorn leaf gall on native Doulgas hawthorn
Leaf gall is below, leaf continues to develop growing outward from midrib
Noctua pronuba. Introduced (Eurasian) moth observed May 9, 2016.
Gray Hairstreak on meadow checkermallow, (Sidalcea campestris) a larval food plant. April, 2016
Tree Swallows are looking at the new real estate on our snag next to the house. April 2016
Western banded glowworm, (Zarhipis integripennis) the larva of a beetle. While it looks like the millipede is attacking it, the glow worm is preying on the millipede. April, 2016
Pacific sideband snail (Monardenia fidelis). A forest snail. March/Apr 2016