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December 4, 2012

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Mushrooms on a tree stump.

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December 4, 2012

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Mushrooms on an old stump.

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January 29, 2013

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Old bobcat gathering some sun rays in the winter afternoon.

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May 19, 2013

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A large specimen of this shelf fungus. I see these often on Bay Laurel trees throughout coastal San Mateo county trails.

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Insects Class Insecta

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Date

May 25, 2013

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Another interesting flying creature out in the spring garden...

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Sweat Bees (Family Halictidae) Family Halictidae

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Date

March 29, 2012

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A resting ant on a comfortable flower..... Well, I thought it was an ant... I guess it is actually a tiny sweat bee!

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caddisflies (Order Trichoptera) Order Trichoptera

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Date

January 27, 2012

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An interesting bug which when on the wooden door was nearly undetectable.

Haven't seen these around here before, but then again maybe I see them all the time and never detect them!

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January 31, 2012

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Newt on an afternoon stroll... caught my attention.

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December 13, 2011

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Large orange spider with a pronounced white stripe sitting on an ivy leaf.

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August 22, 2011

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September 23, 2011

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Rather chubby caterpillar with a pale blue tail horn.

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae) Family Lycosidae

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August 17, 2011

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One of the many interesting spiders of the area.

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Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla) Pseudacris regilla [inactive]

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Date

July 25, 2011

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Description

Pacific tree frog in a stump.

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Flies (Order Diptera) Order Diptera

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Date

June 27, 2011

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Insect not moving quickly on an early, foggy morning...

(Please excuse the blurry quality of the picture neither my eyes nor the camera were ready to focus....)

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June 25, 2011

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Young snake watching me work or perhaps blissfully ignorant of my presence.

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dragon arum Dracunculus vulgaris

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June 25, 2011

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Curious and striking plants thriving under a canopy of asian elms.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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June 11, 2011

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Another alligator lizard trying to look tough to a local cat. Cat was prevented from demonstrating the effective hunting techniques of a feline.

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white globe lily (Calochortus albus) Calochortus albus

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Date

June 18, 2011

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Flowers seen along the trail. Not a great shot, too breezy, but the flowers had a lantern like structure with leaves that look similar to Trifolium angustifolium.

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American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) Vanessa virginiensis

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Date

June 18, 2011

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Butterfly gathering the last of the days warming rays.

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Genus Stropharia Genus Stropharia

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June 18, 2011

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Fungal growth on a fallen bay tree.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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June 7, 2011

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Starkly white against the rusty steel hull.

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June 7, 2011

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One of a number of different types of moth that covered an old truck in the woods.

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Genus Russula Genus Russula

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June 3, 2011

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Andrew's clintonia (Clintonia andrewsiana) Clintonia andrewsiana

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Date

June 3, 2011

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Blooming Andrew's clintonia lighting a redwoods creek trail.

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Date

June 1, 2011

Description

Juvenile alligator lizard.

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June 1, 2011

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Clearing some ivy I came across this Salamander.

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Trifolium angustifolium Genus Trifolium

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Date

May 30, 2011

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A recent arrival into a meadow near my home.

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Family Hydrobiidae Family Hydrobiidae

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Date

May 31, 2011

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Hundreds of these tiny snails appeared on a stone pathway. After the late May rain.

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Genus Corallorhiza Genus Corallorhiza

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Date

May 15, 2011

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Shoots in a bay, oak, buckeye (aesculus) forest trail.

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May 15, 2011
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