Wild Hyacinth, Happy Canyon Road. I have never seen such dark blue flowers, or noticed more than one flower on a plant.
California Poppies and others in a field of grass, Happy Canyon Road
Golden Layia, Layia glandulosa. Pine Mountain.
Linanthus, Figueroa Mountain. The pistils on some of these seem to be at least the 7mm maximum described in Jepson. This plant is wind-pollinated, and does not self-pollinate. I wonder whether it practices protandry. I believe research was done on this species on Figueroa Mountain, because I was asked where populations could be found.
California Milkweed, Asclepias californica. Figueroa Mountain.
Volcanic Gilia, Gilia ochroleuca subsp. bizonata, Figueroa Mountain
California Fuschia, Epilobium canum, Refugio Road. I was surprised to see this flower.
Chaparral Currant, Ribes malvaceum, Refugio Road
Wild Cucumber, Refugio Road
Chaparral Honeysuckle, Lonicera subspicata ssp denudata. Figueroa Mountain.
Interior Live Oak (Quercus wislizeni) acorns.
Peregrine Falcon, Goleta Beach east (1:1 crop)
Colorado Skipper (Hesperia colorado harpalus) on Bush Senecio
Wishbone Plant, Mirabilis californica, Refugio Road
Diadasia bituberculata, male. Comment at BugGuide.net - Females collect pollen from native Calystegia. Happy Canyon Road.
Red Buckwheat, Anacapa Island
Blue Witch Nightshade, Solanum umbellferum. Derrydale Creek.
Yerba Santa, Eriodictyon crassifolium. Derrydale Creek.
California Gopher Snake . Bear Canyon.
Horned Lizard, Pine Mountain.