Middle of the road succulent
Alternate leaves no thorns and ridged leaves
Some sort of possibly urchin fall wasp on stub oak
Amidst chemise, south facing slope, Henry Coe off China hole trail
I was surprised to see a DOR snake on this little-used road.
Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla aureola), Henry Coe SP, Santa Clara Co., CA - May 2009. Thanks to Kevin Williams from Bug Guide for species ID.
Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla), Henry Coe State Park, Santa Clara Co., CA - May 2009. Thanks to D. Ferguson for ID - I had initially misidentified this butterfly as a crescent...
The Natural Resources DataBase lists the common names for this flower as Oak Violet and Mountain Violet.
I shouldn't be adding IDs while falling asleep, apparently.
Pale winged variety. There were also Rose winged Grasshoppers flying nearby.
Scenery with giant Ponderosa Pines standing tall, with drooping branches, above Oak trees. They only grow along this high peaks and ridges in this park.