Lots of flowers on bay trees throughout the area. Many, like this one, with more spent than fresh flowers.
Just two examples of many throughout the area.
Just leafing out. With flower buds.
Just a few blooming. These were in a dry creekbed. Genus should now be Primula.
A gooseberry...not sure of the species.
Late flowers and early fruits
Found on a rock wall along the road. Leaves 2.6 - 3.2 mm long, narrowly lanceolate from an ovate plicate base.
Scat on a grassy slope about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. The hoofprint was about 3.5 feet away with a cleft "print" an inch or two behind it.
C. mildei or C. inclusum, juvenile female.
They probably account for more spider bites than any other spider and their bites are sometimes misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites.
On a piece of rotting wood. Acrcyria?
On a piece of rotting wood. Fruiting bodies sessile.
Dense green cushion on a rocky wall beside the road.
In bloom January 13
Many on a piece of moldy wood.