300 or more
In shrubs near the kiosk. Sitting on a rock, blending in, but its eye gave it away. By the time I'd walked on and realized "ground squirrel!!!" and got my camera out, it had vanished. I did find a nearby burrow that may be active.
Remarkable because all ground squirrels were poisoned a few years ago and have not recolonized the park.
Very poor light; flew in front of me.
These trees are planted along an AstroTurf field at an elementary school in Redwood City, California. They are all very stressed!!! I would love to contact the district about incorporating more natural symbiotic fauna to assist these trees.
On bark of tree among moss
trying to learn rhizines - are these fibrous, tufted rhizines (p. 15 Brodo)?
Mostly smooth gray upper surface, curled edges), white lower surface with veins and prominant (tufted) rhizones,
Some cyphallae too???
TomV took these pics
Acorn woodpecker ?
Lower surface tan with round, white cyphellae. This reminds me of Sticta fuliginosa - but the upper surface isn't very granular....
Bluish gray upper surface, black lower, several brown apothecia. The most common lichen on this hike. everywhere!
On old Douglas fir
genus level after reading McCune's second edition about overlap between S. tuckermanii and venerabilis.... (p. 316)
Turret spider hole ? Saw this in Edgewood park during lichen walk and ID'd by the docent....
On twig on ground
pale green upper surface, white lower surface.
A bluish gray Lobaria? Margins have bluish soralia.
Scharnof talks about a L. hallii but in northern Cal. Not sure if this is just a very dry L. pulmonaria or...
White interior, on doug fir bark
bluish gray upper surface, dark lower surface