One of two species of sedum on moist rocky outcrops on Woods Trail after rain. This one, coast range stonecrop, was much less common than broadleaf stonecrop. Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
Shooting star just starting to develop flower bud along Woods Trail. Probably Dodecatheon clevelandii sap. sanctarum, coastal shooting star. Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
On rocky outcroppings after rain on Woods Trail. Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
Two species of sedum, dudleyas and ferns growing on moist rocky outcroppings on Woods Trail after rain. Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
Saw this injured Cormorant sunbathing.
Rodent skull, no idea. One remaining yellow front tooth gets me to rodent. Help!
Deceased, skull. I don't think it's coyote, maybe a mammalogist can confirm? I'm leaning towards domestic dog. Found in rock cluster within 3 miles of residential/business park area.
Dormant, with buckeyes still hanging on. Close up of fruit from nearby specimen