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What

Fairy Fingers Clavaria fragilis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

These extremely delicate club fungi were found on the Pine Ridge Trail in the deep shadows of Redwoods and Tan Oaks.

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

Several patches of these delicate mushrooms were found growing in especially shaded, damp areas in a Redwood Grove. They would grow up through the duff, spreading out fan-like on the surface.

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What

Honey Mushroom Armillaria mellea

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

These mushrooms were growing out of the trunk of an old oak tree. Honey Mushrooms are considered a cryptic species complex with a number of different species currently lumped together under the name "Armillaria mellea". Although the stems are tough and fibrous, the caps are reported to be quite edible, but only if they are growing on the right host. According to David Arora, individuals that grow on hemlock or buckeye can cause "digestive upsets"

Additionally, the mycelium of the honey mushrooms can phosphoresce at night, giving the wood an eerie luminescence (sometimes referred to as "foxfire")

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What

chaparral yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 18, 2011

Description

This Chaparral Yucca (also known as "Our Lord's Candle") (family Agavaceae) formally went by the name Yucca whipplei. There were several growing along the dry slopes of the Mt. Manuel Trail just outside of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Monterey Co., CA

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What

crimson fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum

Observer

charlie

Date

July 12, 2015 11:43 AM PDT

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What

chaparral yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei

Observer

charlie

Date

July 12, 2015 11:43 AM PDT

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What

Pride of Madeira Echium candicans

Observer

charlie

Date

July 12, 2015 11:42 AM PDT

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What

shortpod mustard Hirschfeldia incana

Observer

charlie

Date

July 12, 2015 11:25 AM PDT

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What

Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

matty

Date

July 12, 2015 11:12 AM PDT

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What

Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

rmedina

Date

August 21, 2013 12:24 AM EDT

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 18, 2011

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What

Rodents Order Rodentia

Observer

pinky

Date

July 4, 2015 04:30 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 11, 2011

Description

This harvestman (Order Opiliones) was one of several seen in the riparian section of Pfieffer-Big Sur State Park along the Big Sur coast.

Thank you to Darrell Ubick and Marshal Hedin for their assistance with its identification.

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What

Santa Lucia Mountains Slender Salamander Batrachoseps luciae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 19, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found under a rock in wet leaf litter. Identification based around overall coloration, foot size, and location.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

diannes

Date

June 19, 2015

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What

Proteas Family Proteaceae

Observer

mslizid

Date

May 18, 2015 11:40 AM PDT

Description

10 ft bush succulent leaf

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What

California Vole Microtus californicus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 18, 2011

Description

This California Vole was creeping through the wet undergrowth along the Big Sur River at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

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What

Western Gray Squirrel Sciurus griseus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 11, 2011

Description

Western Grey Squirrels (Sciurus griseus) remain fairly common in the Redwood and riparian sections of Big Sur. Unfortunately, in other parts of central California, especial near suburban areas, they are being displaced by the larger and more assertive introduced Eastern Fox Squirrels (Sciurus niger).

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What

coastal larkspur Delphinium decorum

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 14, 2010 12:42 PM PDT

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Coast Indian Paintbrush Castilleja affinis

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 14, 2010 12:29 PM PDT

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What

Western Columbine Aquilegia formosa

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 13, 2010 01:39 PM PST

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What

baby-blue-eyes Nemophila menziesii

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 14, 2010 12:43 PM PDT

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What

False Solomon's Seal Maianthemum racemosum

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 14, 2010 04:07 PM PDT

Description

lots of these great big False Solomon's Seal on the hike from Big Sur Station out to Sykes Hot Springs. Pretty impressive crop considering the fire that ripped through there a little over a year ago

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Observer

damontighe

Date

March 13, 2010 05:44 PM PST

Description

a fire ripped through this area about a year ago, so suprised to find much fungus at all, but there were tons of these cup fungus on some of the recently fallen tan oak leaves. I've had a difficult time identifying this guy.

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What

Fremont's Deathcamas Toxicoscordion fremontii

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 14, 2010 04:15 PM PDT

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Indian Warrior Pedicularis densiflora

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 13, 2010 05:09 PM PST

Description

Large area of these Indian Warriors, Pedicularis densiflorus, on the trail to Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur area. It interesting I always see these plants right around 2000ft on Mt Diablo and same thing in Big Sur

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What

Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

annemirdl

Date

April 7, 2015

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What

Horsetails Genus Equisetum

Observer

annemirdl

Date

April 7, 2015

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What

Giant Chain Fern Woodwardia fimbriata

Observer

annemirdl

Date

April 7, 2015

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What

Ferns Phylum Pteridophyta

Observer

annemirdl

Date

April 7, 2015