Our morning walk takes us past the local wilderness park. The county is slowly restoring the native Coastal Sage Scrub plant community there by removing non-native species of trees and smaller plants.
Eriogonum and Opuntia littoralis in the foreground. A mix of Eriogonum, Artemisia, and other plants beyond the fence. A lone dark green Malosma laurina background right, beyond are riparian trees--cottonwoods, mostly, with some weeds (trash palms)
Beloved and the pups walking ahead.
The Opuntias are so desiccated by lack of rain their pads are translucent.