Found growing on the Fire Interpretive trail.
Merritt College Natural History class on the move.
Male. Imitating a northern flicker.
picture(s) was done using a flat bed scanner with a towel over the scorpion so it wouldnt move or run off the scanner
this species name will be changing as soon as Chris Hamilton publishes his paper in 2014
The remaining oaks seem to be producing acorns in profusion. Probably not related to the fire, but good to know there will be a next generation.
Not really sure what this is. Heteroecus?
Tending aphids on an oak sprout.
Doesn't look like the burn was that hot here (still some green trees) but still, pretty amazing
Sprouting around what May have been manzanita, and maybe some chamise.
Cones opening after fire
New growth after the fire, already!
Bone in a pile of white ash, just like Montana de oro.