Cal Poly Biological Sciences herpetology senior Heather Neldner returned to the Learning Among the Oaks Trail at Santa Margarita Ranch on April 9,2017 with kingsnake friends Dorcas and Brooklyn. Oak Ambassadors and friends enjoyed getting to know Dorcas and Brooklyn and learning about snake adaptations. Many people fear snakes. With knowledge and respect, we can live in harmony with snakes. After learning about snakes, we took a hike. Not a lot of wildflowers but we did see johnny jump ups, brodiaeas, California buttercups, owl’s clover and a few other beauties. We also found an interesting caterpillar (perhaps a Western sycamore borer?).