Tag Archives: ensatina

Big Sur

Big sur was beautiful and I wish I could live at the Big Creek Reserve. Nuff said. Oh yeah and I also went whale watching. 🙂

Sea otter, so adorable
Sea otter, so adorable

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humpback whales!
humpback whales!
Common murre
Common murre
Steller's sea lion in the midst of Ca sea lions
Steller’s sea lion in the midst of Ca sea lions

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Eared grebe
Eared grebe
Cormorants
Cormorants

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American dipper!
American dipper!
American dipper with the nictitating membrane for swimming!
American dipper with the nictitating membrane for swimming!
Monterey ensatina
Monterey ensatina
*sigh* Big sur
*sigh* Big sur

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Western fence lizard
Western fence lizard
Bat! So cool!
Bat! So cool!
Alligator lizard
Alligator lizard
Allen's hummingbird, I'm obsessed
Allen’s hummingbird, I’m obsessedIMG_2443 IMG_2445 IMG_2454 IMG_2461 IMG_2467

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The Salamanders Were Out Today

Even though the rains have yet to show up in Northern California, my bio class went out today and looked for frogs and salamanders. It was dry, but with what I think was a lot of luck, we found some great little salamanders, including what we think is a rare, previously presumed extinct black salamander! And a piece of a snake skeleton!

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