cypress, possibly Arizona cypress that was cultivated and spread in a limited range locally; upper Arryo Seco in the San Gabriel Mountains; there were a few groves of these trees along the Gabrieleno Trail near Red Box and also westbound where the trail first enters the riparian area between Red Box and Switzer's Day Use Area, elevation appx. 4000'. The area are was burned in the 2009 Station Fire and the specimens may have been affected.
fungi; San Gabriel Mountains growing in a riparian area along Arroyo Seco near Switzer Camp, elevation appx. 3000'.
The remnants of a sharp-shinned hawk
Saw quite a bit of this plant along the stream in Trail Canyon. One of our guides thought it was rare. His impression was that it's a fire follower that moved in after the Canyon burned in the '09 Station Fire.
Leaves are lobed, fuzzy, and odorless. There were quite a few bumblebees sleeping(?) in the flowers since significant sun had not hit this part of the canyon yet.
Completely white soft looking plant.
Flying around the Picnic Area
3hours in; a 1/2 a mile as the bird flys north east of trail's "end"... whose this nevin guy and what he do all the barberrys?
large leaves in the foreground are yerba santa. you can see the bugler leaves under the flowers on the right