Seen scurrying about in a chaparral area studded with copious rocks.
6 seconds in the life of this creature. These fat worms live where I put our compost.
Pretty well humming with bees, although not as loud as some years.
Seen in a grassy area strolling at a fast pace on the ground.
Saw one of these a few days ago about 200 yds. away at the foot of Snake Mountain. These shots a bit better; also show what I take to be neat lines of 'sapsucker wells'.
Seen in the leaf litter of the oak-bay riparian forest, with the ephemeral stream flowing for the past two weeks.
Growing in a riparian oak-bay forest in a shady part of the canopy. Specimen was 6.5 cm in cap diameter.
Seen in a mostly shady riparian area among leaf litter within the oak-bay riparian forest. This specimen had cauline leaves about seven cm long by six cm wide. Leaves are somewhat duller and lighter green on abaxial surface. Flower buds are evident at plant center top.
A few of this species were seen on a grassy oak savanna ridge in western Annadel. The specimen was about 35 cm high with a one cm diameter flower.
These were growing out of the ground. There was some old wood chip mulch and a top layer of valley oak leaves. Next to a parking lot.
This was growing out of the earth. There was miners lettuce next to it, and a younger live oak above it.
Seen in bloom in an oak savanna on a low ridge. The specimen height was about 21 cm.