Mallard female standing amidst a field of flattened wild mustard.
The bland background makes the bland coloring of the bird stand out.
Snake tracks across the trail.
This track was made by a narrow bodied snake, probably a gopher snake or kingsnake.
Western Toad Tadpoles in the drying remnant of a vernal pool.
Mourning Cloak Butterfly perching on a dead stalk.
Pinacate Beetle occupied in a hole in the trail.
SnakeTracksTalbert nature ReserveFairview ParkCosta Mesa