Snuck in a quick mtn bike ride after riding with Cboy to school and came across this happy family enjoying their breakfast. 🦌🦌🦌 Just as I was about to stop recording and clip in I heard something behind me. A bit scary at first but quickly discovered it was another deer 🦌 who didn’t seem to care I was in his path. So freakin cool!!!! Especially being minutes from home. 🙏🏻💖 #socalwildlife #whyilovetomtnbike #ilovenature #stopandsmelltheroses
This first one is my favorite of all of the photos I took today. This guy was a blast to watch I didn’t want to leave! Swipe to watch him eat. • • • • • • • #manontherun #birdphotography #shorebirds #scuttleaway #waterbirds #birdphotos #beachbirds #calibeaches #socalbeaches #socal #socalwildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #californianatureshots
A large-blotched ensatina found during a late night hike in near freezing temps in the mountains of Southern California. January 2017.
Great job identifying the last photo. The answer, which came from @trillymonster, was long-jawed orb weaver. This photo shows another So Cal "neighbor" who you might find under a rock or some fallen leaves. While it is a So Cal resident, however, it is not native to North America. Can you name it? #naturalistforyou #joelrobinson #juliamarkey #insectsofsocal #socalinsects #socalwildlife #bugidentification #ocnonprofit #orangecountywildlife #orangecalifornia
Couldn’t get a great pic but does anyone know what kind of spider this is? It was ENORMOUS. Like the palm of my hand. It was so creepy/cute 🤗 #huge #spider #arachnid #invertabrate #bugsarecute #biology #animalconservation #fauna #nativefauna #invasivespecies #8legs #arachnofilia #socalwildlife #chaparral
The #SantaAnaWinds are back, and so is the fire danger #redflagwarning #californiawildfire Stay informed and safe 🌬️🔥 #BePrepared for when wildfire strikes with Ready, Set, Go! readyforwildfire.org 🔥 download CalFire app PLAN 🔥 Get Ready for Wildfire KNOW 🔥 Learn What to Do ACT 🔥 Follow Evacuation Steps #RMFarmersAgency #socalwildlife #wildfiresafety #wildfireready #californiawildfire #insurancetips #farmersagent #farmersinsuranceagent
Do you know your neighbors? No, not your human neighbors. The other neighbors...the many plant, animal and fungi species who live alongside you. What creatures live around your house? Around your workplace? What creatures do you see when you are out and about? Do you know their names? In the spirit of encouraging So Cal residents to acquaint themselves with their many neighbors, Naturalist For You will be posting images of creatures, with the hope of stimulating interest in the many native species that call Southern California home. Can you ID this creature? #naturalistforyou #joelrobinson #juliamarkey #socalwildlife #ocwildlife #ocnonprofit
Found this little pocket gopher yesterday. I kept hearing this rustling of the leaves thinking it was a lizard, then I saw a quick head appear. So I crouched down, feeling my inner child light up, and waited. I was able to capture a quick picture before he scurried back into the hundreds of holes surrounding us. No matter how common an animal is to an area, I will still get excited. 🐿 • • • You don’t always have to travel far or to exotic lands to capture wildlife. Sometimes your own backyard has an adventure waiting for you. Yes, I would immediately jump at the opportunity to go to Tanzania and other surrounding countries. Yes, people buy exotic wildlife photography. BUT..... I try not to get caught up in “is my stuff good enough?” And “why would people want to see everyday common pics?” This is my journey and every picture has its own story with me behind the camera (sometimes in front). I guess what I’m saying is, just go out and have fun. You’ll never know what you’ll run into. You never know who you’re inspiring. And don’t be afraid to go through your own stomping grounds with a new perspective.
That stare and those talons ... and the tongue 😧! Two ospreys were calling to one another out on Shelter Island, one of my fave spots along the San Diego coast, and one was within photo range 🙌🏼📷 f/2.8L ISO 250 209mm ƒ/6.3 1/320 . . . . . #kumeyaaycoast #culturalheritage #sandiego #socalwildlife #sandiegophotography #canon #georgescamera #sandiegowildlife #pointloma #sandiegonature #sandiegohikers #colinhrichardphoto
Wildfire tips. Unfortunately we are dealing with fires again here in Southern California. Big helpful tip, place water outside for those pets running away have something to drink. Don’t go on long walks for the safety of your lungs and you furry ones. Any of my friends out in the are need help please reach out to me. #wildfires #tipoftheday #socal #socalwildlife #vidoftheday #staysafe
Back in LA for @birthfit workshop... but first a quick girls wine tasting road trip to celebrate @gweinfeld ‘s birthday. And now... an earlier return to Santa Monica before the road closures begin from the wildfires. #socalwildlife #losolivos #girlsroadtrip
A single spark could grow out of control 🔥 #wildfirepreparedness Before a Wildfire 🔥 - Make a plan. Prepare your emergency kit and make a communication plan. Identify evacuation routes in your area and define a meeting point for your family. - Retrofit your home. Equipping your home with fire-resistant materials could help serve as a last line of defense. - Build your defense. Create a zone around your house to slow the wildfire or direct it around your home. This zone around your home can range from 30 feet all the way to 100 feet, depending on how much “fuel” is located in your yard. - Remove any fuel sources. While maintaining your yard, keep trees 10 feet apart, remove dead or dying trees and shrubs, and mow your lawn regularly. Promptly dispose of any cuttings and debris. - Maintain the perimeter. Keep your irrigation system in good shape, and clear your roof and gutters of leaves and debris. Move any firewood piles and storage tanks at least 50 feet away from your home. Avoid connecting any wooden fencing to your home. - Get backup. Create digital copies of any important paper documents, and keep the originals in a fireproof safe. During a Wildfire 🔥 - Be ready. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately and tell someone where you’re going and when you’ve arrived. - Call 9-1-1. If you spot a fire, don’t assume that someone else has already called. After a Wildfire 🔥 - Listen to authorities. Only return home when they say it’s safe. Keep checking for smoke, sparks, or embers throughout the house several hours after returning. - Exercise caution. Hot spots may still exist and cause flare-ups without warning; evacuate immediately if you smell smoke. - Clean your home. Use a NIOSH-certified respirator and wet debris to minimize breathing dust. - Check food and water. Discard foods and water that may have been exposed to soot, smoke, or other contaminants. Source: Farmers.com [Ready.gov] #RMFarmersAgency #socalwildlife #wildfiresafety #wildfireready #beprepared
Definitely my favorite creatures to find 😍 #thesecretlifeofchloerose • • • #gardenfriend #gardenfriends #gardencritters #gardencreatures #prayingmantis #mantid #mantidsofinstagram #prayingmantisofinstagram #femalemantis #socalmantis #socalwildlife #urbangarden #urbangardening #organic #sustainable #lovethebugs #hangingout