Looked invasive. Probably something I'd recognize if there were flowers.
No smell, no exudate
Good bloom under a few oaks on the ridge. Nothing down below, where I've seen many in the past.
Feeding near pine cones.
In mixed flock with Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Hutton's Vireo.
At the feeder.
There are about 10 regular mating frogs in concrete ponds in my back yard. Collected about 100 tadpoles from Mt. Diablo a few years ago, and now the population is slowly growing.
Kids on Trent Pierce's Nocturnal Newt Walk had fun finding a big millipede under the rocks!
Found on a pile of woodchips .
An interesting color variant . Most here are more reddish brown .
Note the ticks on the neck .
Sunning itself near a fire road .
Northern Alligator Lizard is much more common at this site .
Nectaring on Cirsium vulgare ( Bull Thistle ) . Regular along Stream Trail in August .
An uncommon species most years in this park . Most of my records are from Canyon Trail or Stream Trail .