Children found this slender salamander under a decomposing tree round in a shady corner of the garden.
Female resting on Calochortus luteus .
This one had the darkest markings of about 100 individuals .
Now in heavy bloom .
My first time seeing this. Large, around the size of a buckeye. Interestingly, while I saw several in this one spot hiking up the trail, I saw none on the way down, maybe an hour or two later.