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.
We were up in the sandstone rock area, first finding a scrape from several days before and then this recent mass of scat at the base of a Mimulus plant. About the size of both my hands together; very fresh and damp but not steaming. Likely from early that morning. Should have touched it to test for warmth, since I had no thermometer. Photos: Dan Quinn