Found walking slowly through the shade of the brush.
A small shovel-nosed snake was seen crossing Kelbaker road at night.
Found in dead Joshua tree
Small individual found in desert dry wash near Kelso dunes
Found in Yucca brevifolia dead tree leaves. Claimed first for herpetology points!
Found under rock that we could move 13.6 miles south from the 15 on kelbaker rd.
In Kelso dunes walking across the path.
Seen on boulders at granite mountain!
Munching on some breakfast
Patch on nose, dorsal stripes, found during the day on dirt road toward Kelso Dunes
Only king seen that night, bummer it was DOR first black and white desert phase I have seen. Also saw a DOR coachwhip but did not take any pics.
Male Side-Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana).
2-3 cm long
A young male Desert Tortoise that encountered that was browsing on plants at the edge of a road in the late afternoon near Kelso Dunes. We stayed with him until he finally left the road, to try to protect him from careless drivers.
master spry; student stoned
We observed a single Ringtail inside the Bunny Club at the Sweeney Granite Mountain Desert Research Center. It had crawled up through a small space between the boulder and the floor boards, sneaking up the face of the boulder to where some food scraps. The ringtail woud snatch some scraps, pause to put some food in its mouth, then dart back down the small opening between the boulder and floor boards. It paused just long enough for some good photographs.
We found the California Kingsnake basking in the evening, preparing itself for its night stalking just off the trail near the Norris field station at Granite Mountain UC Natural Reserve.