Several hundred meters from the nearest open water.
In southern mixed chaparral, mafic soils.
On a vernal pool restoration site.
In coastal sage scrub, first growing season post-fire, so vegetation dominated by forbs.
Long, thin, delicate striped lizard
This bird struck me as smaller than a typical Double-crested Cormorant in the field, possibly with a longer tail than Double-crested, suggesting a Neotropic. It was high-flying and made a circle as it continued on. Double-crested is the default cormorant species in San Diego County, but the first county record of Neotropic occurred in 2014, and they are on the increase around the Salton Sea in nearby Imperial County. Photo 1 of 3.
Found on my aunts neighbor's roof.
This is the only fence lizard I found for the day.
Found on the yellow flower.
Found as I was leaving the refuge.
Found it under a rock.
All I saw was this blue tail and I new what I found. Only cool reptile I found that day. Nothing was out because it was overcast and surprisingly cool.
This was very common throughout the refuge.
I found this guy chillin on my aunts rose bushes.
Found by the creek.
Found underneath a log by the creek.
I found this in a creek by my aunt's house.