I know that the other plant is slender leaf ice plant but the larger plant is the mystery.
Frogs calling near the UA Marketplace theater in Long Beach.
I made an audio recording on my phone, but I'm not sure how to upload it here.
However, I think this observation is notable because I don't think Long Beach hosts many other populations of native frogs! (In fact, I'm not aware of any....)
Sparrow-like but head feathers appear in bands side-to-side, not forward to back?
Found under rock less than 300 yrds from beach/ocean. Found under rock Sandy Salt Marsh area.
Habitat currently preserved.
Scratch the preserved part, a visit in 2011 reveled that the habitat this lizard was found in was DESTROYED to "restore" a portion of the wetlands area.
So frustrating to see this type of habitat management and "restoration" work.
Other individuals have been found in the reserve as well.