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.
Eastern shoreline. 2 males, 2 females
On the edge of chaparral along the fire road. Heard before seen
On power pole
Road/path next to landing strip
Near the EcoCenter
Tracks in a sandy area just above the willows. Noted at least a dozen or more tracks.
Low hanging oak branch with nesting site low to the ground. I shook the branch and the woodrat came scampering out into the lower branches and froze, hoping I couldn't see it.
first of the season. Unusually dry for this time of year. last big rain was December of 2012, a year ago. Less than 4" since then.