Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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sabellachan

Date

July 31, 2015 11:51 PM PDT

Description

Found on friend's neighbor's tree. Cut it open to see what's inside.

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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sabellachan

Date

July 31, 2015 11:51 PM PDT

Description

Found on friend's neighbor's tree. Cut it open to see what's inside.

Fungi

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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stonedprimative

Date

July 9, 2015 06:52 PM PDT

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Cramp Balls Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum

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stonedprimative

Date

July 9, 2015 06:49 PM PDT

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Turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

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stonedprimative

Date

July 3, 2015 04:29 PM PDT

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

Observer

kschnei

Date

August 15, 2009 08:22 PM PDT

Description

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis), Redwood City, San Mateo County, California - August 2009. This exotic species was introduced into North America to help control aphids and is now widespread and common. It may now be replacing or competing with some of our native coccinellids.

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Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts Phylum Bryophyta

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martinho

Date

July 25, 2015 06:38 PM PDT

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drew820

Date

the past

Description

Moss or algae?

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drew820

Date

the past

Description

Moss?

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drew820

Date

the past

Description

Red moss

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tree

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sarah19

Date

July 27, 2015 04:36 PM PDT

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kschnei

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Swept from vegetation.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

kschnei

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

I found this little (5 cm?) lizard under a rock. It was very sluggish, even though it was warm outside - maybe a juvenile? I assume this is Sceloporus?

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kschnei

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Beat from an oak tree. In the field, I thought this might be Wamba crispulus and excitedly took a couple of photos of this small spider, only to find it had disappeared before I could collect it. Tentatively identified based on the appearance. One more photo and more details here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1109356

A male was found at the same time and location:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1110066

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

dpom

Date

July 24, 2015 09:19 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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dpom

Date

July 24, 2015 02:16 PM PDT

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Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

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dpom

Date

July 24, 2015 02:15 PM PDT

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Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

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dpom

Date

July 24, 2015 02:13 PM PDT

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Hedgpeth's Dorid Polycera hedgpethi

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Large, about 3/4" long.

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Branched Sapsucker Placida dendritica

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 11:26 AM PDT

Description

Two.

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Enteromorpha-eating Sapsucker Aplysiopsis enteromorphae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

Mating.

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Japanese bubble snail Haminoea japonica

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 11:52 AM PDT

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Sea Anemones Order Actiniaria

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

On vertical wall below dock. Wish I'd got a good shot of the group, not just an individual. Long-stalked; wasn't 'shy' like an anemone usually is.

If you think its our only species of zoanthid, for which I originally hoped, here are some ID sources:
1) Lamb and Hanby p. 88
2) http://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/departments/biology/rosario/inverts/Cnidaria/Class-Anthozoa/Subclass_Zoantharia/Order_Zoanthidea/Epizoanthus_scotinus.html
3)http://www.theperfectdive.com/media/photos/1523.jpg

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Atlantic Ribbed Mussel Geukensia demissa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 09:11 AM PDT

Description

Tiny (1/2") and still clean.

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Red Mushroom Compound Tunicate Synoicum californianum

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

ID as per Lamb & Hanby, p. 354.

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Pacific White Crust Didemnum carnulentum

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 10:53 AM PDT

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Stalked Sea Squirt Styela clava

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

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Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 09:13 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 09:04 AM PDT

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Sea Lettuce Sea Flea Ampithoe lacertosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

On Ulva.