Three-foot tall grassy plant, occurring in the sunny edges of the pine understory (photo taken at Piney Woods picnic area) and in open fields at Pt. Lobos. Deciduous, possibly drought-deciduous this year?
Trace fossil found in mudstone/sandstone.
Weston Beach; approx 200 yards west of parking area.
During field trip with Cal Naturalist class led by Ann Wasser and Tom Clifton
Rattlesnake grass in poison oak
Grass - similar to chives structure in a direct sun
Square stem mint family. Very slight mint aroma. Woodland semi shady spot.
Two male Harlequin Ducks were in the small cove at Weston Beach in Point Lobos. They were mostly on the surface but would occasionally dive down to feed.
The first time I've seen a gopher in the Reserve. It was popping its head out of a burrow at the Hidden Beach parking area.
The bat is sitting on a pine tree about 7 feet off the ground. It's about 3 inches long, it's head is down, its wings are folded under its body