Found hopping around. Accidentally stepped on. Took photos only after squished.
This plant is approximately 2.5-3 feet tall. It was found in thick forest Duff under oak trees under about 60% Canopy cover. It's leaves are about 5 inches long and spikey on the sides. Near the top, at the ends of the stems, there are spikey brown clusters. The plant is very dry and grows at a slant about 40° to the ground. There are at least 15 plants in a 10 square foot area.
Found growing on edge of chaparral. Was surrounded my many other plants like it.
Found growing in chaparral. There was a large bush on other side of trail.
A small green insect discovered under the leaf of a fuzzy green leaf. Was about 1/4 inch long with a faint white stripe running along the side
Found growing on edge of chaparral. All over one side of this bush.
Found in wetland with rush. Purple bear scat found near by.
Found walking on Redwood Canyon Trail. Very fuzzy and hairy. Red and black. About 3 cm long.
The flower was in each little circle. And the color was pink, bushy. I measured it and it was about 0.5 inches. The stem was tall and skinny and was approximately 24 inches. Found in the side of a grassland hill. Also there were a lot around. There were no leaves just long grass everywhere.
This type of shrub was found in the chaparral. The leaves were not soft but more hard and dense. It was also a very bright green and in a healthy condition. It was long and approximately about two inches or more. The leaves were also spiky around the sides. Another detail that this shrub had was the berries that it had which were little and green. Looked like it was still growing. Had nearly thirty or more each containment of berries in the shrub.
It was a little tiny plant had leaves everywhere forming almost like a shrub. The leaves were green underneath the tiny white hairs. What made it truly speak out to me was when it had these white pebbles within the leaves. The little pebbles had white inside and brown outside of it. It seems like they were flowers but not blooming yet. The leaves were very soft. It was found in the Chaparral and growing in the ground.
A dead tan oak was found right off of a trail. There was duff all around it.
This scat was found near 2 other types of scat on a trail running through chaparral. It is between 5 and 6 cm in length; however, it appears to have been stepped on so its original size is unknown. The scat is various shades of brown and seems to be composed of seeds, berries, branches or wood chips, and possibly fur.
This scat was found on a trail near two other types of scat. The trail runs through chaparral. This scat is reddish-brown and is composed of seeds or berries. The berries are relatively spherical but some are a bit more oblong. The scat is about 1 cm in diameter and 2 cm in length.
This scorpion was found in a redwood forest under a rock. It measured about one and one half inches to 2 inches, though I didn't make sure. It was dark brown on most of it's exo-skeleton except for a few places: the stinger was a much lighter shade of brown, as were the legs; finally it's underbelly was within the realm of a very, very light tan to almost white with about 6 darker spots going down it's belly. There was only one in the area that we could see.
The whole body was a white and not green like the usual praying mantis. It had two front legs and white Tibial Spines. It was spotted in the tall dry grassland. I noticed something interesting which was that it could blend to the background really well. It had two big eyes and four legs making in total six legs. It also measured to approximately 2-2.5 inches in length.
This plant was found in a redwood forest in pepperwood. There were about 1-3 for every meter, that i could see. They remained close to the redwoods that are growing on the property.The plant itself looked like a fern to some extent. With a stalk growing with leaves out to the side. The leaves had a rough texture and a dark green with a blueish tint coloring to them.
This scat was found on a 4 inch rock in grassland. There were about 50 elliptical pieces that were approximately 3 mm wide and 8 mm long.
Yellow snapdragon found near grass.
This scat was a light brown and appeared to be very dry. Most pieces were between 0.5 and 0.7 cm in diameter. It was found near a dark brown scat that was slightly larger.
This dark brown scat is between 0.7 and 1 cm in diameter. There were approximately 40-50 pieces in total. It was found in chaparral near the top of a plateau on a sunny clear day between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It was found near lighter and slightly smaller scat.
These white bones were found in chaparral within the area of a circle approximately 2 m in diameter. There were 2 longer more cylndrical bones which were about 5 inches long. There were at least 6 joint-like pieces that were between 1 and 2 inches big. There were 2 discs that were about 2 cm in diameter.
Yellow-spotted Millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana), Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Napa County, California - June 2010. Thanks to Dr. R. Shelley and Bug Guide for confirmation of the identification.
Unfortunatly this snake was dead. Not sure why