I don't remember having seen this flower before. It doesn't really stand out but it's beautiful.
The girl's target for the day was to find Newts, they ended up finding six total in the general area. Also found some nice salamanders up near the end of Gazos Creek Road.
I saw this Great Blue Heron flying low, very close and he landed very close to the parking lot. Seeing him land was quite a sight!
This pretty coyote was roaming around Kelso Depot (Mojave National Preserve).
He came quickly to my car and then waited, just as if he was expecting me to give him food. He's probably used to tourists feeding him :-(
Unfortunately a dead tarantula hawk. They are not easy to photograph when they keep moving.
It looks like there are two different genera of tarantula hawks. I am not sure which one is this one.