California newt; Bear Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, elevation appx. 3000 feet
Tree frog at Camp Colby Ranch in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Two species of ants. One is several times larger than the smaller ants that are on top of the cookie crumb. This was by Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center near Red Box.
Hard to see, but I don't know what else it could be besides a flock of band-tailed pigeons.
in background. On air photos it looks like they might be dead now :(
mixed in with the coulter pine. I guess it's hard to tell from this photo but it's not interior live oak and definitely not coast live oak.
some appeared to be native, some planted. It's so hard to tell in the San Gabriels but it is the appropriate habitat for native Coulter pine unlike most places they plant it there.
or Jeffrey pine. On Mt Gleason. I think both are there but i had noted ponderosa...
spreading from planted trees.
tucked into the other plants