California, June 2014

Roxanne and I made a brief trip out to Ridgecrest, California in late June 2014. Here's some photos I took, mostly of lizards and snakes.

A pair of White-tailed Antelope Squirrels (Ammospermophilus leucurus). Mojave Green bait.

A female Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater).

A Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis). This animal was from Owens Valley. The rest were from the Ridgecrest area.

A Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides).

A Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos), as found on a road admiring its morning constitutional.

A Desert Horned Lizard, as found.

A Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei).

A Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans).

A Western Shovel-nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis).

A Great Basin Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola).

A pretty cactus.

A Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii), giving me the stink eye.

A Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana).

A Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides).

A Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis).

The same lizard, after I scared it off its perch.

A Great Basin Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris tigris).

My mom and dad, by the front door to their house.

It was nice to be back in the desert for a bit and see my folks. Rox and I also attended my 30th high school reunion, which was a lot of fun.