2.5 inches, worm like, very small legs, brown with red mottling. Seems to have snuck under the door to get away from the rain storm. I was sweeping and as the broom passed over it the salamander began to wriggle like I've seen small red worms here do so I thought it was a worm. On closer look I notices legs. I checked for damage from the broom then released it back outside in the rain. I probably should have taken a picture but my phone's camera is not the best.
Orange lichen growing on rock outcrop of the Preserve
Pair of pileated woodpeckers, flying from Russian Gulch to Jenner Gulch.
Ferruginous hawk hunting the coastal prairie of JHP.
At least 2 individuals, Within 24hrs of a 100k sewage release into nearby Russian River. (Possible link to increased nutrients in river outflow?)
Bald eagle sighted heading north towards Russian gulch.
Seen growing in a rocky area not far from King Ridge Road.
Seen blooming in a seep area at the base of a rocky slope.
Seen in bloom not far from Kings Ridge Road. Some Native Americans used an extract of this species for muscle or stomach aches.
Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve
Seen in bloom on the shady conifer forest floor.
Seen in bloom on King's Ridge, a near coastal landform. Access is via the minor public road, King's Ridge Road.
Lots of this growing on the hillside. Some with red berries and some with ripe black berries.
There were many of these spreading spores.
gummy grindelia likes to grow at the ocean. Tastes good! It is past it's yellow flower stage and was in its gooey stage