melanistic or partial melanistic form.
Atypical coloration. Note black feet.
Many many olives in area
Eight Turkeys were in the trees, making scarce. You can see one to right of right most tree silhouette.
This plant was huge maybe ten feet high.
This ID is my guess. No flowers and I didn't feel the leaf. Deep in the canyon.
I know there are several hayfield tarweed sub species and I'm just marking this hayfield tarweed. More notes later
Not sure if L. hyssopifolium or L. Californicum. Will look closer.
Hasn't started flowering yet. Need to be removed before it does.
Unusually looking squirrel, with "piebald" coloration. Apparently, it has become already a viral phenomenon around the South Bay (http://www.viralnova.com/awesome-squirrel/).