A short, small leafed scrub brush in the coastal planes of the north coast of Santa Cruz.
Washed up on the beach at davenport landing
I have multiple video observations of what appears to be the Santa Cruz kangaroo rat. Species ID has been confirmed by Gage Dayton, UC Santa Cruz. This species was previously assumed to be extinct from this area. Feel free to contact me for more information or footage.
This is a extremely dense population of Ceanothus papillosus (var. papillosus) covering apprx. 150,000 m^2. This area burned 2009 during the Martin Road fire. This population provides habitat for Dipodomys venustus venustus (Santa Cruz kangaroo rat).