Came across this snake as we were walking along the CA aquaduct in the Antelope Valley near 110th st W and Ave K.
Almost ran over this snake with my bicycle.
"Seen in the North Loop trail of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.
"The poppies were all burned out. Not enough rain, too much sun. But there were still poppies aplenty in the neighboring hills, so I was still happy with the trip."
- Danielle Brown
Observation by Danielle Brown, photo take by her friend.
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Is this two colored phacelia? (Update: it's gilia tricolor tricolor. Thanks, iNaturalist community!)
This spot was heartwrenching. The site of what in past years was regularly the best floral display I have ever seen, and half of it completely leveled and turned into solar panels under which nothing grows. There are many more installations than appear on satellite.
Found hiding among the poppies at the Landcaster Poppy Reserve.
(Taken using a camera so GPS is uncertain)
The staff at the park said this may be a Red Racer, but I'd like help with this ID, please. He/she was moving quickly throught the poppy fields. Estimated 4 feet long.
Several of these guys running around the poppy fields (about 3-4 inches long, including tail).