I was just reaching full draw as they turned to run, and I sent a second shaft into my bull just as he whirled around, sprinted down hill and disappeared into a patch of scrub oaks
3) Scrub oaks
killed in May's fire no longer provide a habitat for smaller animals such as the Catalina Island fox.
Some routinely grow to heights of 150 feet, while others like the California blue oak, stay at 50 feet and some, like the scrub oaks
, remain shrubs.
This one and two others were bedded in the shade of the scrub oaks
trying to escape the 90-degree temps.
Huge granite boulders formed the outer rim of this bowl, and scrub oaks
hung heavy with tiny acorns.
In the island's secluded interior, dotted with island scrub oaks
and alive with birdsong, Hodgen said goodbye to ``her babies.
Coast live oaks, valley oaks and scrub oaks
pepper the landscape.
Plans call for 24 live oaks and 51 scrub oaks
to be removed, and an equal number of trees replanted elsewhere on the property, Gerstenberger said.
At this time of year, having survived for months on only a pittance of precipitation, the leaves of some scrub oaks
have closed up like clams so as to minimize water loss.
Covered with pinyon pines and scrub oaks
on its north face, thick pine forests on its south, cut by steep narrow canyons, the Pleasant View area is now crossed by only a few trails, including the High Desert National Recreational Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail that runs near its southern edge.
Little shade is provided by the California scrub oaks
along the way, however, and it is imperative - particularly as the summer months approach - to carry plenty of water.
Along the Mount Hamilton range, where thorny star thistle grows thick among the scrub oaks
and sienna-hued brush, coyotes roam freely on an endless search for red foxes, ground-nesting birds and baby wild hogs.
All but 100 of the 6,000 oak trees and scrub oaks
on the property would be saved.
The mural, painted in water-based acrylics, depicts a stage pulled by a team of six horses riding through a valley dotted with scrub oaks
Smooth boulders, shaded by scrub oaks
and sugar sumacs, invite the weary to rest.