Found late in the day at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center .
Found along Mitchell Canyon fire road on Ranunculus canus .
A common turtle at the large pond . This turtle is non-native .
This is one of many weed turtle species found at Heather Park Farms in Walnut Creek, California. This species was often included with sliders when the baby turtle pet trade was at its peak. Normal range is the upper Mississippi drainage.
Small swarm with this one stuck to a wet car hood . Another swarm seen in Walnut Creek -Concord area .This creature is very tiny .
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 .
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 .
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.
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.