They are shrubs or small trees. Not sure what family it's in but we think it's an ornamental.
Growing on Arctostaphylos viscida var. mariposa
Growing on Abies
I saw several of these spiders that appear to thrive on Sierra Nevada snowfields.
Growing from a sugar pine log
This beauty is one among thousands in the central valley foothills. Valley Oak trees are amazing survivors in drought like conditions because they can extend their roots more then 60 feet down to reach the water table. This is a resourceful trait when California is hit by climate change.
I almost ran him over
A very late bloomer
Spawning in gravel bed in stream entering Ediza Lake
At least 20 seen, from fingerlings to adults in full breeding colors
From Luci SG that asked for ID help. A more accurate georeference will be given soon
Growing on Quercus kelloggii
This is some kind of gall right?
Identified by Don Farrar and Joanna Clines