Inspired by the Flickr group ID Please, this is a place to post observations of things you don't know, and to help people identify mysterious creatures!
Not 100% on the id. This guy was huge. But not easy to photograph. First saw him as he ran into this cactus patch and he sat still only long enough for these photos then could not see him any longer. Beautiful lizard for sure.
This plant could be easily overlooked, it does not grow more than 5 feet off the ground. It lies next to the creek on moist soil. The plant looks like a bloomed flower, but does not have a particular flower sprouting from it. It seemingly reminds me of lettuce or spinach. Ground level plant that receives plenty of sun.