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.
Saw from afar through binoculars perched on a high dead snag. It was solo but according to the naturalists, there could/should have been many more
This morning I saw a young Coccora coming up under the Manzanita just behind the Schoolhouse Flat pullout.
Along the smaller trails leading up to the Lookout
Along the smaller trails leading up to the Lookout.
Unknown variety. Smaller shrubs, possibly sprouted after the fire 10 years ago. Many are in bloom or almost in bloom. Various insects including smaller (native?) bees looking for nectar.
In bloom. Smaller species, probably sprouted after the fire ten years ago.
First wildflower the ecologist saw blooming this year.
From the top of the hill where we had lunch, we could hear and see a Pileated at work on an old bent snag. Seen very clearly through binoculars.
Several acorn woodpeckers guarding their cache/granary trees in the burned snags along Pine Flat Road.
Hermit Thrush solo by the bridge. Heard the call first. Was hopping and hiding in the fallen snags alongside the creek bed.
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.
A small covey of Mountain Quail observed running/flying off of the side of the road and into dense brush and pine.
Good numbers of Sugar Pine observed mixed in with Ponderosa Pine forest at the Geothermal Plant entrance on Ford Flat Road.
Anybody know what kind of caterpillar this is.