Yesterday we finally had some rain for the first time in about two weeks and were so thankful for it.  The creatures were happy it rained too and were out and about doing their thing.

This roly-poly was feeding on a robin’s egg.
A few minutes later, we noticed that they were eating our hen eggs in the compost.
These decomposers eat decomposers too! (Charles observed that fact. P.S. That’s a fungus they’re eating.)
This tiny spider, about half an inch long, was waiting for a meal in the fig tree. What it got was me disturbing it by me sticking my head through the lower part of its web trying to get a shot of its back! I hope it has recovered from its shock!
There were a lot of dragonflies on the wing today. This one was taking a break on a tallow leaf. Thanks to iNaturalist, I’ve learned that this Odonata species is called a Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis–FYI longipennis means “long wings“)
There were plenty of Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moths (Harrisina americana) out today after yesterday’s rain. At first, I thought this was a fly because it looks like it has two wings. Flies are in the Order Diptera, and Diptera means “two wings”. On closer inspection, and in better lighting, I could see a faint pair of smaller wings under the top two. It wasn’t too hard to find this guy using Google: “black moth red head”. If you go to you can clearly see its second pair of wings.
This Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera) had a good collection of flies wrapped up in bundles on its web. (Thanks again, iNat. “Spotted Orbweaver” sounds much more sophisticated than “this fuzzy spider”.)
Ole snaily came out after the rain too. It looks like it’s doing chin-ups!
Another snail out cruising. Hey snail, what’s that behind you?
Woah! Fungus among us! It’s definitely a fungus and I’m pretty sure that it is called Dead Man’s Fingers. No humans were harmed in the making of this blog. 😉 -K