Captured and relocated during dewatering activities prior to structure repairs within the Arroyo Simi.
Tiny black ant on sycamore leaves. It was too quick...sorry for the single pic.
I don't know what this prickly mess is, but I decided against touching it.
Fast bugger...could not catch it. This one photo will have to do.
Managed this quick shot before they took off. Seemed to be a little pre-courtship routine by the male.
And Rhus ovata behind, may I never mix up these two plants ever again...
This is the only patch of this plant I know in this general area.
Second patch of potentially leucistic plants.
I see a lot of bleached asters on a nearly daily basis, but this one seemed genuinely white.
Just the one tiny bush.
Has been a long time since I've seen this plant. Would like to see it in flower though!