2 large gopher snakes mating
These flowers have spread up and down the street. Found in planter strip.
I have a few caterpillars from a pairing of a wild male and a raised female.
The ova hatched a few weeks ago and I have been feeding them on manzanita. Will release them when they emerged next year.
This guy was sunning himself in the lake.
Ookow or Blue Dick?
In close to shore, about 1" long.
Note the drooping bud and the one-sided calyx .
This was formerly Thermopsis macrophylla , which now is used for a plant in the Santa Ynez Mountains .
Leaves only .
Note that the leaves are perfoliate .