There were a bunch of different school groups out there on Friday morning, so when I found this relatively big red octo under a rock I figured I'd bring it over to a group of elementary school kids and show them. They freaked out! They were insanely excited, with many claims of "Best field trip ever!" Maybe I should be a docent.
I'd definitely appreciate some help on this one. It was growing near Gazos Creek, which is where the only other CalFlora record of this species for this county was made.
That's my guess at least. Growing on a log among Coast Redwoods right above Gazos Creek.
I guess this is some kind of liverwort bearing archegoniophores or antheridiophores, but not sure I can go fruther without sporophytes.
Update: ID provided by Jim Shevock.
Lophocolea bidentata? Growing among leaf litter near Gazos Creek.
I took this on the off chance that it might be Bryolawtonia. But I'm not really sure. It has the same sheen, it's tiny, it was growing near water.
Don't think I've seen non-pill bug isopods this far from the sea before.
Apparently the lack of white flecking on the rhinophores makes this D. columbiana, not D. kya like I had originally thought. Hooray for the Internet!