Big patch of this plant growing on an exposed mountain top in decomposed granite and volcanic soil near sagebrush.
Roughly 8650-ft elevation.
Found at approx. 9400ft elevation along the trail.
Found at about 9200ft elevation.
Found at approx. 9300ft elevation. (Photos of upper-, and underside.)
Found at approx. 9300ft elevation
Found at approx. 9300 ft elev.
Several found at approx. 9300 ft elev. just off the trail.
2 of 3 seen together.
California Quail, male
Anyone know what this is ?
Had some lower wing damage.
This tree resides at a remarkable overlook of Lake Tahoe. The photo looks west and on the skyline just left of the tree, under the lower branches, you can see Castle Peak.
We were sitting behind a rock eating lunch when I heard a squeak and a hawk zoomed by, just a foot or so overhead, I felt the whoosh of air, and realized the squeak was the squirrel in it's talons.