Donner summit trail, shaded, south aspect, granodiorite rocky substrate
Yellow pollen spewed off this flower (?) when touched.
First day of spring--have to see a robin!
Distinctive song from one side of creek to another red-wing on other side of creek. Red and yellow (thin) wing bars apparent in flight.
Flushed the pair out of the shrubbery and into the creek while I was walking by. Scared me to death!
Poking holes in nearby house.
Saw this cat on my way to work. We stared at each other for several minutes before I had to go. It was quite an experience since we were only about 20 feet apart; I was in my car and the cat was behind the snow bank. Great way to start the work day!
We saw this otter relaxing on a log in a beaver pond. We assumed he had just ate since he seemed quite sleepy and satisfied basking in the sun.
Digging in ground.
Surrounded by Ring-necked ducks