A tree near Hatchet Falls, CA has become a bottle cap collector in recent years, but occasionally he loses some.
In my hands is a millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana) which excretes cyanide as a defense to attackers. Thankfully this has not been an issue when I handle them.
Crater Lake Blues
Crater Lake is one of the bluest lakes on the planet because it has no tributaries that flow in or out of it, at times you can see over 100 feet into its depths.
A lovely female Monarch butterfly feeds on flowers at Natural Bridges State Beach.