Found this in my yard. I have no idea what it is. 2-3 inches long
Two Garden Slender Salamander's (Batrachoseps major major)
I found them in the leaf litter underneath an oak tree where they were utilizing a log for shelter and to keep moist. Both had a glossy tone with reflective speckles and one of them had a really cryptic coloration with red and brown undertones more pronounced in the tail. I found them around noon. The ground was very moist since it rained the previous day.
I don't know that anyone can recognize the species from just one picture. Hopefully, you'll recognize the genus from the flower.
I am looking for the name of the very dark purple Oxalis.
I only took one picture.
K. luciae or thrysiflora were two names suggested to me.
This plant is more than a foot wide and almost ready to bloom.
A group of over a dozen.
Same colony as my observation on 2013-09-14.
I'm not sure what this is, it appears to be some tomato relative...
There are a few of these trees growing in Guajome Park. I don't think they were planted on purpose, but I'm not sure if they're native either.