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Wildflowers and Horned Lizards!

We checked out some wild flowers and horned lizards in Fort Ord in Monterey.

Horned lizard!!!
Horned lizard!!!
Fuschia-flowering gooseberry
Fuschia-flowering gooseberry
Steward of the land with miniature lupine.
Steward of the land with miniature lupine.
Owl's clover
Owl’s clover
Lupine
Lupine
Common fiddleneck
Common fiddleneck

The Forest’s (mostly) Micro World

Okay well I guess they’re not microorganisms in these pictures, but we did get pretty up close and personal with beautiful wild flowers today. And some wildlife, too. 🙂

Might be woolly paintbrush...might be indian paintbrush.
Might be woolly paintbrush…might be indian paintbrush.
Hutchinson's larkspur - very rare and very pretty
Hutchinson’s larkspur – very rare and very pretty
Stinging lupine
Stinging lupine
A lupine...might be collared lupine, might be varied
A lupine…might be collared lupine, might be varied
A popcorn flower!
A popcorn flower!

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Damselfly :)
Damselfly 🙂
Crimson columbine!
Crimson columbine!

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Indian paintbrush
Indian paintbrush
Pacific-slope flycatcher!
Pacific-slope flycatcher!

Pinnacles…but this time with lizards!

We went to the Pinnacles, and on such a lovely day and saw some gorgeous wild flowers, fence lizards and alligator lizards, acorn woodpeckers, red-tails and of course quite a few vultures.

Acorn woodpecker
Acorn woodpecker

"Meh, you're boring."  - Raven

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Juvenile red-tailed hawk getting mobbed by a raven.
Juvenile red-tailed hawk getting mobbed by a raven.
He decides he's going to sun himself, maybe take a nap.
He decides he’s going to sun himself, maybe take a nap.

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I love lizards, in case you haven't noticed.
I love lizards, in case you haven’t noticed.

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Alligator lizard #1
Alligator lizard #1
Bush lupine
Bush lupine

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