right along the fence on the trail leading to the beginning of Trail 2
upper trail 2
nice patch Trail 8, eastern end.
Very nice patch on the upper part of Trail 2
vertebrae of a small mammal. What caught my eye were the small disks associated with the backbones which I had never seen before.
Under the bark of a fallen Oak. Second photo looks like a fungus on a fungus
Under the bark of a fallen Oak
A first timer, Along Trail 5 up 100 yds from creek along with Columbine
very small, single fungus in back yard. 12mm diameter at top, 8mm depth of cup. No fruiting bodies (eggs) in the cup which confused me.
Golden Aster Heterotheca sessilflora ssp echioides. Open grasslands. Only know stand on the Preserve
Vicunas roamed the sparse range but there always seemed to be a human somewhere close. El Tatio Gysers are at about 13,500 altitude
El Nino 1998. It had actually rained that year. Drove out to the salt flats south of San Pedro to see the Flamingos. They were quite a way out and not accessible.
Large number of penguins coming out of the water. Back behind the dunes, away from the water, were their burrows and nesting sites.
El Nino 1998 at the Otway Penguin Colony. Like the Grey Fox very accustomed to humans and paid us little attention
El Nino fall of 1998 The fox has become habituated and thus depends on the many visitors there for much of their food
right in the creek bottom
my first bloom of the season.