Never noticed they have an odd call. Kind of like "jervis," unless I was hearing something else.
Had an interesting sheath of white hairs at the base.
Assuming my previous observation of this species from Briones was correct, I'm fairly sure this is the same. Same mid-rib vein, round and lumpy sporocarp with a flat base.
Probably Lobaria, will try to refine anon.
Second attempt to find these this year turned them up in spades (tried Purisima last weekend with no luck). At certain parts of the trail where the air was still, I could definitely smell them, a sort of sickly sweet odor, vaguely rotten.
Yup, more Fernquest. The Mt. Tam region is a great place for ferns. Interestingly, this was absolutely the dominant fern all the way up the Cataract Trail. In the Easy Bay I feel like there's more California polypody instead.
I believe this is a hornwort, though I didn't see any horns. I haven't seen a divaricate hornwort like this, so maybe I'll be able to narrow down the ID a little...
Note to self: do not inaturalize and drive.
Lots of this growing up in the serpentine scrub.
Right? Oblong sori?
This one might be different. Howell says there's only one species in Marin.
Not flowering, but good to know it's here.
This was growing along the side of the creek and the trail at many locations.
Western leatherwood, endemic to the SF Bay Area, and growing quite abundantly in Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Very cool stuff.
Found a couple of these under logs near the visitor's center.
Mixed in with the Brewer's.
Plus: iPhone digital zoom is not entirely horrible. Minus: image rotation doesn't seem to work correctly.