Advertisement We have had much better winter rainfall in San Diego County than we did last year. The heavy rains usually mean it is a good time to find invertebrates. Yes, even in the winter! I have hit the trails for the last few weekends. I have also found several new areas that I am now smitten with. Below are a few photos of my winter excursions. I have tried to post a variety of different species so as not to bore everyone with my many Southern California posts. Oak Habitat This pretty little Aphonopelma was found while lifting rocks. I rarely find tarantulas while flipping rocks or debris in the San Diego area. This is the rock the tarantula was found under after I replaced the rock. This is what all flipped rocks should look like when you leave an area. Another flipped tarantula. Most likely Aphonopelma eutylenum type in a completely different area.