These were growing out of the ground. There was some old wood chip mulch and a top layer of valley oak leaves. Next to a parking lot.
This was growing out of the earth. There was miners lettuce next to it, and a younger live oak above it.
This was growing out of the earth and is surrounded by fairly fresh wood chips that are made of redwood I believe.
This was growing below valley oak trees, and below a california ceanothus.
These were growing under valley oak trees, with and there was old wood chip mulch below the leaf level.
Growing beneath a valley oak tree out of the earth and leaves.
This was growing out of a crack in the sidewalk, and it was under a california ceanothus which was under a valley oak.
It was still cool so it wasn't moving much making for an easy picture.
I am pretty sure it is a southern species, though we have both northern and southern here.
Just saw the flowers and small leaves, but no butterfly so far.
Seen in grass. Individual had >5 ticks from ear to front leg.
Female mallard duck with multiple ducklings.
Sitting on my pine tree calling out.
At the same site we saw the California Newts in my last post, one tunnel sheltered this shy creature.