I didn't manage to get a photo during the activity, so here's someone else's.
I was weeding (weeding, weeding) one of my flower beds in preparation for planting, and I saw a whole mass of piñon seedlings pressing up through the soil. I dug at them and realized that it was a cache of piñon nuts, probably planted by a scrub jay. I removed most of them and pushed the soil back in place.
Several days later, I was weeding a nearby bed, and a scrub jay settled down near me with a very quizzical look. It seemed to be "So where are my piñon nuts?" Or perhaps "Did you eat them already?"
I noticed that the cache had been excavated, and broken shells were in the hole, along with another sprout. The jay didn't leave until I got up. We eat sprouted beans. Maybe jays like sprouted piñon nuts.
I keep modifying the environment that quite a bit of wildlife has accustomed itself to. I removed the last big grove of Chinese elms a week or two ago, and lizards were scurrying. (Click on this one to enlarge. You can see his scales really nicely.) They also have run into the shower when I've been watering. And I keep filling in that squirrel hole. The robins look carefully as I weed to see if I'm uncovering delicious bugs.
Wildflowers below the fold.