I have been observing about two dozen golden plover inland and city and county land during my mid day walk. They are consistently in the same spot.
I will capture a photo this week and post.
Snake and lizard are locked mouth to mouth in battle and tumbling through brush on hillside.
Kangaroo tracks leading into/out of burrow.
Think it's the rural skipper but the pics bit so good
About 4 inches long, basking in the sun in 73 degree weather. Spotted at a home that butts up against a wooded area. Three other fence lizards were spotted in the same area but were too skittish to photograph.
Gravid female found sunning in aqueduct. Brought into Dr. Lee Young and donated to SDNHM.
Photo was taken in captivity.
Native landscape.. Bladder pod at the mailbox
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.