Engelmann Oak (Quercus engelmannii) - a drought-deciduous oak that is rather rare but calls Santa Rosa one of its main stomping grounds. Northernmost species of subtropical oak.
Very weird looking spider at Santa Rosa Plateau
Visitor Center at Santa Rosa Plateau
Coyote! This guy seemed way too mellow for me being 10 feet away. Interesting to see though, as this is the closest I've been to a coyote.
Caterpillars were abundant along the trail to the vernal pools
Two ants hauling a dead carcass back to their colony
So many flowers!
Largest Vernal Pool at Santa Rosa Plateau
Map & Guide of Santa Rosa Plateau