Alligator lizard with several ticks behind its ear.
The first switchback on the Wild Rye Trail seems to be a favorite place for rattlesnakes to take the morning sun.
Several whiptails were actively walking about the lookout area on top of the hill in Foothills Park.
A nesting female at the local nursery. In a Cut-leaf maple with a sold sign on it. The buyer is having them hold the tree until the chicks have fledged.
Skink with bright blue tail, 15-17 cm in length, hiding in thick understory in Oak, buckeye- dominated forest.
Probable Cougar/Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) track in mud, Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, San Mateo County, California - 29 December 2007. 9.5 cm in length, 8 cm in width.
Gall of Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp (Diplolepis polita) on California Rose leaf - Arastradero Preserve, Santa Clara County, California - June 2008.
Perched on its host, Holodiscus discolor.