Just Patrick Kobernus, myself and a rather hardcore Birder along, insistent this is what we were seeing.
Count drops into Brisbane for urban species...
Tail end of this Endangered's flight.
Only saw three at Ridge Trail.
Only saw two hill-topping....
Predominant Hesperid seen this
day. Cool to see one lone Woodland at top as well...
Female. San Bruno Butterfly Count.
Male hill topping
On right. Pale on left...
Second round of San Bruno Butterfly Count. Two weeks ago fog skunked us out.
On Monterey Cypress tree
the black scribly stuff
On branches (bark) of Monterey Cypress (which also had Trentepholia, the orange stuff)
looks like a Ramalina to me, but most of the strands have shrubby edges - without the 'pop beads' (soralia) typical of R. farinacea. However, some of the strands seem to have some soralia beads...
pale green upper surface, lower surface is just slightly lighter
cortex: C-, K-, CK+ yellow
On coastal scrub bush
here is a similar one:
Pale green on one side, lighter on back. Delamination on back
soridia on the insides of the branches.
on branches of coastal scrub
On dead coastal scrub....
Pale green, ends of strands are curled, soredia balls too (?)
occasional apotecia mostly on strands, but lots of little 'extensions' coming off sides of strands... (??)
Looks like R. roesleri, but Scharnoff book says that roesleri don't have apothecia.
Ladybug at Grand View Park, San Francisco.
Showing green leaves and red fruit and showing pink flowers
Help to ID
On stone lion figure - on his temple :)
These were more red than the other abundant orange Caloplaca
On chert rock (as far as I know)
Gray upper surface, ends of lobes are bumpy (soredia?)
Tight against rock, thin, darker gray lower surface (not black), absence of apothecia
K+ yellow, C-, KC- (or faint yellow)
this is barely a park, but instead, an odd enclave of houses on a private gated road on a mound of rock - with a very short dirt path - - but the SF Park and Rec signs are there (!)