Eaton Canyon, first water trickle at bridge.
Much darker green compare to Salvia apiana. A different strong scent. Seen at savanna and moist canyon both.
Sticky monkey flower. Leaves under direct sunlight were dried, turned more yellow and curl backward. When squeezed the leaf feels sticky on fingers.
Toothed, elongated leaves.
Frequently seen at Eaton Canyon. Mostly symbiotic with Quercus agrifolia as veins. Leaves are turning red.
Toothed leaved curve downward. Seen widely at Eaton Canyon.
Leaves gradually getting smaller towards the top and slightly folding downward/backward.
Leaves with one main vein at the center and two more parallel veins on the sides.
Soft leaves. Seen at savanna and moist canyon both.
Dried. Brown flowers.
Tree with maple shape leaves.
Leaves fold upwards. “Taco” shape.
Subspecies Canescens. Leaves covered with white soft hairs.
My first newt in southern California!
Matt and I saw this guy climbing a tree. I've never seen one "on the go" before, so we just left it alone and watched it climb. And fall. And climb again.
He was probably looking to mate in the creek. The tail was all flattened, as for swimming.
Leaves all dried. White flowers are open.
Grey/white color on different sides of a leaf. Lower leaves are toothed.
One of a handful. There a few babies out as well.
The first Racer I've seen on the Cheney Trail. I found a gopher snake in almost the same exact place last year...
Really strange to find this guy in a bushel overhanging part of a creek. One false move and would've gone aquatic!