Isn't this the prettiest poop you've ever seen? Well, I assume that it's poop, and I am not the only one who photographed it, so there. It looks like it's oozing grape juice. The poop is one of the many cool things we saw today at the Cosumnes River Preserve. We also saw some interesting insect galls on Valley Oak leaves. In the pictures below, check out the feathery thing with dew on it that is on the oak leaf. I didn't notice it until I downloaded the pictures. Speaking of galls, this field guide is near the top of my book shopping list: Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States, by Ron Russo. I've included some pretty lichen photos below, too.