Eva has lost a bit of weight since coming home with Allison and I in January 2013.
A broadhead skink Plestiodon laticeps that was a bit too fast for me. This specimen was fairly large, probably approaching the maximum in the normal size range for this species at about 30 cm in total length. I found this specimen at Skidaway.
A few species of water pennywort, Hydrocotyle spp., are common in sunny ponds and sandy dunes around here. A colleague of mine, Heather Joesting, studies their ecophysiology, and if I remember, I’ll update this post with a species name. For now, we can enjoy the clear, ephemeral water and its flora.
Some more Red Cedar, or Juniper, at Skidaway. At least I think… I took the photograph of the scaly leaf at the park, but can’t remember what tree/shrub it was attached to….