Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gator lizard , strange sounds

   Was sitting in the living room when heard sounds that seemed like a mouse crawling around in a box.
Kept standing up to check around, finally lifted things to peak inside (while standing  back in case it leaped out). Already took out a spider, pretty large that moved slowly , then seemed to materialize in another space by speed moving.  Finally found the sound was a lizard near the slider door we rarely open.
 It(She/he) crawled into a tray of sewing fabric stuff. So took out the whole thing and let it crawl away.
Got a quick pic and she is a little yellowish.
Aligator Lizard, looks so wide.

Pic of Spider is next in case dont want to see it

About 2 inches across

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lizard caught

Was out on patio to sort a few items of belongings (if file,recycle, donate or trash). The sun felt nice.
Heard a faint scratching sound and when going back into the house, searched for the source. Was a blue-belly in a dye pot had emptied. Will remember to turn upside down or keep a lid on the containers!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Blue? Butterfly

Found some butterflies when went for a walk. SOOOO tiny.
Seem to be more out in the morning than afternoon.
This start of a post was from last November , 2014. Thought could get a photo.
On a walk several weeks ago, found some more, lighting on mustard and other plants.
So tiny that when folded wings, size of my finger nail. They are a dusty bluish and copperish.
Also found 1 on my Calfiornia Fushia (no blossoms now)in the yard. Havnt seen it again.

Min-max temp. was 60' at ~9am , rh-20,lo of 53.Tues. 3/24

4/2/15 Took a photo of a small but not tiny blue. Also of Sara Orange tip, havnt seen them in a long time. Found them on Madia (tarweed) and Fiddlenecks. Also found a Sulfur on them.

Sara Orange Tip Butterfly on Madia

Blue or hairstreak on Deerweed