On Sunday Sarah and Connie were intent on doing some herping and although it was only in the upper 40s on the mountain we were on that day, we were undeterred by the temperature in our quest to find reptiles and amphibians.
Ensatina Salamander - all 7 subspecies can be found in California.
Sarah likes salamanders.
And Connie was glad that cold Alligator Lizards don't bite.
We caught this Yellowbelly Racer.
And we liked it.
California Toads were not especially common, but we managed to find a few.
This young Gopher Snake turned up.
The highlight of the outing was finding this California Red-sided Garter.
It was a nice way to end the day.