Desert cottontail- Sylvilagus audubonii
It was 8 pm at night on Copper Road in Chino Hills. The skies were clear and it was very cold.
Seen at Chino Hills State Park
It was 2:50 pm in the afternoon and it was a clear day. Very few clouds in the sky. Slightly breezy. Yesterday, it rained.
Canis latrans- Coyote
This Mantis egg case that is attached to a willow branch was found on the ground where the tree recently came down from high winds. I'm not sure if the babies are still inside, so I placed case in safe location.
This snail was found in damp, shady area beneath bricks. There were only two in the vicinity . The body has a bluish hue. I placed it on this plant to induce it to come out of its shell for the photo.
Strange cocoon-like thing found in the gravel under the oak tree. It looks dead.
I found 4 slugs today. This one seemed different. It was pale and not as wet as the others. All were found under the irrigation control covers.
I came across at least 15 earwigs today hiding under pots and planters, possibly more. Most looked like this one.
I found one very agitated beetle under a broken planter.
I could tell it was a Western Sycamore because its leaves and bark were identical to those found in Schabarum Regional Park earlier in the day. This specimen had nearly all yellow or orange leaves, however, and many of them were already beginning to fall from the tree.
Lemons produced by this tree are very small. A larger branch of the tree was too heavy to support its own weight, so it has been tied back to the tree using rope.