Female Mule Deer peeking out at me through grass from under the oak.
Perched on some reeds it was catching insects along the wetland habitat.
Saw this little guy fluttering around a grassy knoll in the eastern most part of the park.
T. hammondii catching and eating an Oncorhynchus mykiss from the stream in the Willow Riparian of Eaton Canyon.
The underside of a P. racemosa leaf to illustrate the main difference between the leaf of a sycamore to the leaf of a maple; note the fuzzy underside.
I think this is a toyon, but the leaves are more rounded than lance-like.
Dried blossoms of E. fasciculatum.
M. saxatilis with Ceratina spp.
Characteristic 3 leaved pattern which gave rise to the saying "leaves of three, let it be". Also note the color variation possible from green, to red. This is possible on the same individual.
Mule fat with both Green and Dried leaves in the Alluvial Scrub of Eaton Canyon
25 ft. wide Salix lasiolepis in the Alluvial Scrub of Eaton Canyon.
Abundant in the Alluvial Scrub of Eaton Canyon. Few plants were still blooming. These are what the flowers look like before they dry and turn the characteristic reddish-brown.
In the Alluvial Scrub farther into the canyon. This shot is showing the variations of bark present on one individual.
Prickly pear of some sort. I do not know the species. Found in the Alluvial Scrub of Eaton Canyon Park closer to the Willow Riparian.
I know the genus is Hogna for sure, but I am not certain of the species. This is also a female as indicated by the large size of the abdomen.
Still a few blooms left on this one. Growing out of the rocky bank.
Not yet dried up Salvia apiana just off the main trail. Approx. 4 ft wide, 2.5 ft tall.
One of the largest Agave americana I've seen to date. It was about 6 feet from a Q. agrifolia and surrounded by T. diversilobum.
A. tigris hiding in the leaf litter of a mule fat plant.