Brilliant white speckles.
About 1/4", on dock.
About 1/4", found on dock. White stripe in last photo: an ID-able marking or just personal history?
Did not see any live ones at this location. This shell (about 1/3" long) was floating on the surface.
Growing in serpentine soil . You can see why it is sometimes called Mickey Mouse Monkeyflower . Photo from past files .
Note: lizard was somewhat slow and easy for me to catch for observation. Weather was hot.
There was a green curly plant growing on the Manzanita branches. A moss?
Was pale green on the Manzanita branches.
About 3 mm long, near mouth of harvester ant nest (Vermessor, formerly Messor).
Probably M. oregonensis based mostly on location, but maybe M. manni or something similar.
Barely active in the cool afternoon.
Golden Aster Heterotheca sessilflora ssp echioides. Open grasslands. Only know stand on the Preserve
Sunflower family? Looking for detail, genus, species
Mystery on the underside of a bean leaf.
Raised. Leaf otherwise healthy. Fungus or bugs?