Found under a rock in a dry pond bed in Rocky Oaks. Did not sex.
Adult male crossing the trail into dense riparian understory vegetation. I was surprised to find this snake out mid-day when temps were in the high 70's. In this riparian area, temps were slightly cooler but still probably 74F. It rained 9 days earlier and there had been a heavy fog along the coast that cleared early to mid morning.
the background lime-green plants.
to right of bobcat
13mm length. Found by Shane Anderson. I'm posting several old photos (scanned from 35mm slides) of species of Doriopsilla so that they can be viewed by a colleague who is working on the taxonomy of the pacific coast members of the genus.
Near bird enclosure
Jumping from tree to tree
In sycamore tree
The heavy fog throughout the morning produced a light mist and the first moisture on the ground in quite some time. This tarantula was observed only about 20 minutes after the overcast broke up.
bobcat at dusk.
Gray vehicle mortality
After the woodpeckers left, the house finches came by for a drink
Thirsty woodpeckers were drinking from a leaky water fountain.
A little coyote was greeting us as we drove up to the ranch
Near waterfall in Solstice Canyon
49mm total length. Found by Shane Anderson.
59mm total length. Found by Shane Anderson.
47mm total length. Found by Shane Anderson.