This large tree was seen in a vacant lot next to this medical office complex. The tree height was about thirty five meters. The tree was probably planted many decades ago, probably as a gateway to a now destroyed residence at this site. The distinctive dry fruits found on the ground are about forty cm long.
Found under the bark of a rotting, but still living, coast live oak.
Queen on the left. Three present; all seemed to be hibernating. Found underneath bark of live, decaying coast live oak.
this species is a first for me (whatever the correct ID turns out to be) and definitely the coolest-looking ode I've seen to date