Very tentative ID.
Most interesting flower of the trip for me.
Among the burnt chamise there were these patches lighter ash, almost all of which had some bones in them, bones of various sizes and apparently belonging to different species. We were speculating that the white ash was due to organic material in some kind of animal dwelling, but if that were the case, these animals were everywhere. This skull seems to big for a vole, so maybe gopher?
Was happy to see numerous individuals out there again.
I guess these are almost impossible to identify.
Apparently neglected to photograph it. Doh.
Prickleback of some kind found under a rock high in the intertidal.
Probably the most common slug out there.
The sea spider Pycnogonum stearnsi feeding on a very small brooding anemone while clutching the nudibranch Aegires albopunctatus. I don't think this sea spider regularly attacks nudibranchs, so I think it was just looking for something to hold on to.