October 3, 2020 Malibu Bluffs

Malibu Bluffs is now my go-to place when it's hot as it's about the only place nearby and near the ocean that isn't overrun with people. Yesterday I tried LaJolla Canyon where I hadn't been for quite some time thinking it was far enough away not to be crowded on a weekday. However when I got there it was packed. The Camarillo fire crew was doing a run on the trail--there must have been 30 of them minimum. Plus there were many other people there. There were a lot of insects and birds but one of the trails is closed and the other one is totally unshaded so not the right weather to hike it. So, today it was back to Malibu Bluffs.

Though I wasn't there long, I managed to find a couple of cool things--or actually three to be precise. Two spiders including a jumping spider (don't you just love these cool little guys?) and a bright green small moth that is yet to be identified. There were lots of birds around but nothing unusual that I could find with my camera and many variegated meadowhawks. Most of the flowers are going to seed so I'm not sure how many insects will still be around in another month. I am amazed though how almost every time I go out I find something new or interesting, even in a small park like this where the habitat is basically all the same.

Posted by naturephotosuze naturephotosuze, October 03, 2020 23:07

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Silver Garden Orbweaver (Argiope argentata)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

October 3, 2020 08:21 AM PDT

Description

Malibu Bluffs

Photos / Sounds

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

October 3, 2020 08:40 AM PDT

Description

Malibu Bluffs

Photos / Sounds

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

October 3, 2020 10:07 AM PDT

Description

Malibu Bluffs
Interesting moth. Not really sure it's an emerald but haven't yet figured out what else it could be. There is a faint line across the wings. It was smaller than the typical emerald too.

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