Considering how much time we spent in the field, and that one of my field assistants was by natural inclination a herpetologist, we found surprisingly few herps (reptiles and amphibians) this summer.
Pacific treefrog (subspecies: Sierran treefrog)
This guy comes in brown or green. The two morphs look very different from each other:
One of the brown morphs hid in our tarp and accidentally came back with us to Berkeley, but we kept him alive and brought him back out on our next trip.
The green morphs were beautiful and variable. One was genuinely green, while another (the one in the photo above, on my finger) looked as though he was covered in gold leaf.
Western fence lizard
The alligator lizard that we caught last year bit us too. This guy was really hanging on, though.
No big gopher snakes this year, just this cute little guy.