Craig Tooley has been at Bower Park, on the Gualala Ridge, photographing Dragonflies. He captured this female Western Pondhawk laying her eggs.
An action shot that not many photographers would be able to capture. Thank you, Craig, for allowing me to share it here.
Here's a photo that was published in yesterday's Press Democrat with an article I wrote. It's a Flame Skimmer. These beauties are easier to spot than some of the other species of dragonflies.
If you'd like to read my article, here is the link to the PD's website: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7372464-181/sonoma-countys-amazing-dragonflies?artslide=0
To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com
Ceanothus is blooming up and down the coast, so it's no surprise that beautiful, big Ceanothus Silkmoths should appear. Frances Anderson photographed one outside Action Network in Gualala.
Willie Brown also photographed one.
I've wondered if Nike got their idea for their swoosh from Ceanothus Moths!
One of the most interesting and unusual photos of these moths was taken by Jerry Rudy in Timber Cove. His photo shows a female laying her eggs on a stem.
Thanks to Frances, Willie, and Jerry for allowing me to share their photos with you here.