Suillus? Growing near Douglas fir and redwood.
West Bank of Stevens Creek on Stocklmeir property
On West Bank of Stevens Creek on Stocklmeir property
On old walnut in Stocklmeir orchard
Large stand on west side of Stevens Creek
A 5'-long snake with a number of small scars.
A pair of Common Ravens has been nesting in McClellan Ranch this year. I don't believe this species has nesting in McClellan Ranch in the precious 25 years.
A large gopher snake with a blunt tail, presumably from some injury. I have been trying to keep notes on the markings of snakes to determine if I am encounter the same snake multiple times, or new individuals. With gopher snakes I number the splotches that run from the head down the center of the tail, noting any that are distinct.
This snake was found by Austin Pleban.
The third white band from the head of this California Kingsnake was unique in that it did not completely cross the back. I have been trying to keep notes on the markings of snakes I see at McClellan Ranch in order to determine if I am seeing the same snakes over and over or whether I am seeing different individuals. I have only seen a California Kingsnake on two occasions, and after checking notes and photos, it appears to be the same snake. I also found a shed skin from the same snake. The snake was previously seen on May 7, 2010.
Baby rabbit being eaten by a gopher snake.
This snake pulled at least two baby rabbits out of a burrow while an adult brush rabbit cowered nearby. It did not eat the first rabbit before going back into the burrow for another.