Growing on the base of an oak.
About 15ft from vernacular pool (double pond), five purple petals, three flowers on plant; fairly dry ground, w/lots of other plants in surrounding area.
Growing in grassland near oak woodland. No others around. About 1.5 to 2 feet tall.
I little inch-worm I found on the porch, kindly identified by our colleagues at BugGuide
This cute little fellow was not very amused when I tickled him with a feather. But eventually he flew off, and we are still friends.
I found the salamander at a drying up pond, and he was hiding under a rock.
black fungus on yerba santa
Around vernal pool.
1 1/2 feet tall, multiple blooms, at least 3 other individuals in proximity, found on bank of dried out pond amongst grasses
Invasive yellow star thistle found in brush near a fig tree.
Losing petals, only one plant visible in area. Two "flowers" in Harding grass around fig tree.
Found in oak wood. Scattered across the side of trail.
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.
Unharmed but resting- maybe hot a window? Drunk on fermenting berries? Who knows
Good Choice for 'lilies of the fields...."
Martin Creek region