Photo Galleries

Gates Canyon after burn 13, April 2021

Gates Canyon Images after the 2020 fire, photos by Rob Fernau.

These are images of Gates Canyon on April 16, 2021, photographed by Rob Fernau.

Castle Peak Photo Gallery

Castle Peak

High Sierra. Subalpine and alpine vegetation; tree-line of Mountain Hemlock, Lodgepole Pine, Western Whitebark, and White Pine; persistent snow fields, boggy seeps, and wet meadows.

Donner Pass Photo Gallery

Donner Pass

High Sierra. Montane communities with local subalpine elements; granite balds with herbs and low shrubs; mature Red Fir forest; large wet and dry meadow complex with a few boggy spots, fringing Willows and Mountain Alders.

 Gates Canyon Photo Gallery

Gates Canyon

Inner Coast Range foothill canyon. Vegetation includes: Interior Live Oak woodland, Blue Oak woodland, Chaparral, Gray Pine, and riparian forest of Cottonwood, Bigleaf Maple, and Alder.

Lang Crossing Photo Gallery

Lang Crossing

West-slope Sierra Nevada. Mosaic of xerophytic vegetation (Goldencup Oak and Manzanita) and moist slopes with mixed mesic forest (including Douglas Fir, Ponderosa, and Sugar Pines); site also includes a large wet meadow with boggy areas.

North Sacramento Photo Gallery

North Sacramento

Central Valley Floor. Valley Oak woodland; riparian Cottonwood and Willow; annual grassland.

Rancho Cordova Photo Gallery

Rancho Cordova

Eastern edge of Central Valley. Interior Live Oak-Gray Pine woodland, Valley Oak-dominated riparian forest, and annual grassland.

Sierra Valley Photo Gallery

Sierra Valley

East side of Sierra: Wet and dry meadows with Juniper-shrub steppe and irrigated alfalfa fields.

Suisun Marsh Photo Gallery

Suisun Marsh

Tidally-influenced complex of brackish and freshwater marsh. Plants include: halophytes, sedges, rushes, cattails, reeds, and herbaceous perennial composites.

Washington Photo Gallery


Sierra Foothills. Deep canyon with mixed serpentine and metasedimentary geology. Canyon Live Oak woodland with mesic mixed lower-montane forest including Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, and Ponderosa Pine.

West Sacramento Photo Gallery

West Sacramento

Central Valley Floor. Dense riparian Cottonwood and Willow forest with Valley Oak and Ash.

Willow Slough Photo Gallery

Willow Slough

Willow Slough is the name for the sampling route of my Fourth of July Butterfly Count (program ru