At Mary Bowerman Trail in the burn zone of the September 2013 Morgan Fire .
Along Stage Road by Pine Pond .
A massive single clump on an oak .
Growing in a gully .
Resting on a log at a seep near Buckeye Trail .
Growing on Pinus sabiniana at Oak Knoll Picnic Area .
Resprouting from the September 2013 Morgan Fire , next to Blue Oak Picnic Area .
In fruit at Buckeye Trail .
Near Camel Rock on North Gate Road .
Acorns stored in an oak by Acorn Woodpeckers . This is next to a spring .
Acorns stored in a Pinus sabiniana by Acorn Woodpeckers .
Native grape vines turning red . This is along Stage Road .
At a shady seep along Buckeye Trail . This is the only place that I have seen this species at Mount Diablo .
Was investigating a rocky outcrop when I heard the rattle. Saw its tail slithering into a den.
One or two seen along Stage Road . Call note heard once . These were in the Sooty Fox Sparrow group( subspecies not determined ) .
Two or three along Stage Road , mostly at Himalayan Blackberries . One was heard calling CHUCK several times and the reddish tails seen on all .
In oaks along Stage Road near Pine Pond . Very shy . I saw the reddish face and the vertical white shoulder bar .
Lone bird flying a few yards north of the Mary Bowerman Trail at about 3800 feet or more in elevation .
This large male Tarantula was seen crossing the paved road on the North side of Mt Diablo State Park, CA.
I observed a small group of these pretty flowers in Castle Rock Regional Park. I don't think they are native to the area.
Seen briefly on a fallen tree next to a boulder-lined gulch . Heard it calling many times " JEET" . This was along Madrone Canyon Trail ( out of Rock City towards Sycamore Canyon ) . This is in heavily shaded woodland that is adjacent to sunny chaparral that has sandstone outcrops .
This was at Oak Knoll Trail in the burn area of the Morgan Fire . Perhaps growing on a stump ?
Crossing North Gate Road .
Numerous at Oak Knoll Trail in the burn area of the Morgan Fire .
Little orange guy was miniscule, and apparently dead. Did not see any other tiny orange ants around.
Probably M. andrei, but I didn't get any pics that show the flange around the base of the scape.