A newt I found while in Geyserville awhile back.
Perfect time of year - these were all blooming in one special spot along the upper trail
There were six more nearby.
Found on a rock wall along the road. Leaves 2.6 - 3.2 mm long, narrowly lanceolate from an ovate plicate base.
Dense green cushion on a rocky wall beside the road.
Growing on mossy rocks in full sun. Podetia PD+ red
Recent flooding left a bunch of crayfish stranded after a creek overflowed near the pond.
When I cropped this shot for Merganser, I noticed the turtle to the left. My call is based on it's profile.