California Toothwort (Cardamine californica) flowering near a tributary of Corralitos Creek. Notice both the heart-shaped basal leaves and the deeply lobed cauline leaves on the flower pedicel.
Toothwort exhibits the classic Brassica flower, four petals in a cross. This species is also known as Milkmaids or Bittercress, and is one of the Coast Range's first wildflowers of the year.
Coast Range Newt (Taricha torosa torosa) in a vernal pool along Corralitos Creek. It's hard to tell in this underwater shot, but it appears to have a light-colored lower eyelid, distinguishing it from the rough-skinned newt which has a darker lower eyelid.