Several vigilant readers have submitted photos of the local wildlife enjoying the transition from winter to spring.

A coyote living well and relaxing in the early morning light in Mountain Center. Photos by Doris Jean Lombard

A doe and her fawn graze in the newly emerging spring grasses of the chaparral.

Scattered piles of mourning dove feathers under the bird feeders this week meant they were probably preyed upon by this sharp-shinned hawk seen lurking here in the underbrush.

Deer browsing at Living Free. Photo by Angelica Barker