All black gray squirrels are very common around the Stanford Campus and in surrounding Palo Alto.
Growing in serpentine soil . You can see why it is sometimes called Mickey Mouse Monkeyflower . Photo from past files .
tree on a religious retreat
Elm behind y2e2. Building, stanford campus
On the driveway at dawn.
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.