Tarantula mating season

Tarantula mating season

Tarantula crossing the road in Culp Valley. Thanks to Arachnologist (spider) expert Chris Hamilton for identifying this as a Aphonopelma eutylenum. One of three species of tarantulas in the park. Aphonopelma eutylenum. It’s a mature male out wandering. October (fall)...

California Quail family living at the research center

California Quail (Callipepla californica) family with quail chicks growing up at the Research Center. We find them often in front, under the fan palm trees, and under the scrubs. There were about 20 or so chicks in this family. See also a short video below of them...