Fellow blogger Ken @ Nature of a Man and I met up at Purisima Creek to look for salamanders and whatever else we could find. He's very familiar with the preserve and all its contents since it's closer to where he lives. Even though it's an easy 2 hour drive north along Hwy 1 for me, I had never been before. We watched the weather pretty closely to maximize our sightings potential, but then we ended up deciding it didn't always have to be newt parades and ladybug parties, like last month. The redwoods here are gorgeously dark and cool. That lush flush of bright green soothes my parched soul. I loved tromping all over, including in the creek. As with rain, you try to stay dry, but once you slip and get wet, then it's a free for all. I definitely want to return with Andy sometime. Thank you, Ken, for sharing one of your favorite perennial creeks with me! The specific IDs will be forthcoming.