Category Archive for 'California'

we adopt a seal

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

While in Crescent City, we took a break from photographing and filming wave action at the beaches to drop by the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, located at Beachfront Park. The center is equipped and staffed to rescue and rehabilitate seals. On the day of our visit, the center was caring for several seals and a […]

a tale of two bananas

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

A couple of days ago, while hiking to Endert’s Beach near Crescent City, we came upon many Banana Slugs wandering about on the wet grass following the heavy rains of the previous night. Sometimes, it’s useful to include an object for size reference when photographing small creatures. Musing over what to use, I came up […]

by the sea

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

After a few days of hiking and camping in the redwoods, we moved a bit further north to spend some time along the California coast. Due to a somewhat ominous weather forecast, we decided to forego camping and seek refuge at a motel in Crescent City. We soon found that some of the other motel […]

another spider gets a name

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about some of the spiders that we encountered while at Richardson Grove in the redwoods. Most particularly, I mentioned a very large spider found in a towel atop the picnic table at our campsite. It looked to be a Tarantula of some kind (see photos below), but I’ve […]

The Hearthstone

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

We camped in two different sites on three nights in the redwoods and did a little hiking and exploring in several groves. One of the nicest spots we came across was the California Federation of Women’s Clubs grove. We followed the narrow winding road into the grove and found the above pavilion looming up from […]

surprise! look what i found in my towel!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Saturday morning, while packing up our gear after a couple of nights spent at Richardson Grove in the redwoods, I got a small surprise when this spider climbed out of a towel sitting on the picnic table (click on all photos for larger views). Looks like some species of Tarantula, but I don’t know which […]

hot night around the old outhouse

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

After setting up camp and heating up our dinner over the campfire, it was time for some fun of the entomological kind. We paid a visit to the nearby outhouse building to check out the insect activity. Moths were the main event, although we also found the largest cranefly I’ve probably seen — well, actually, […]