flat, dry, dark inside, top and bottom, no apothecia
Pale green, soredia on margins and a few on the strands, on coyote bush
Batteries to bluff trail, on stairs
Late afternoon light was making photography difficult....
red tailed hawk?
On sandy soil, gray color
On fallen monterey Pine tree. Soredia on margins, ragged edges (?), possible small apothecia (?) on edges
I'm still working on the ID for this one....
On fallen limb of dead Monterey Pine
bluish-gray upper surface; black, smooth lower surface, lots of cilia on margins, not able to do any chem tests today
On fallen dead Monterey Pine, passed pull test
On cement wall of Battery Boutella (built 1901-1917)
Bright orange apothecia with yellow rims
Trying to grow between cement edges
Extremely dry, on dead coyote bush, passed pull test
Lots of Birding activity: local Audubon chapter has a huge Volunteer program here.
Lots of flowering plants here. Thought I'd see more butterflies. Anna's taking advantage of the Pride-of-Madera.
Half the island is closed off each season for the returning 1,100 pairs that breed here: largest west coast rookery for this species.
With all the naturalized, non-natives covering the place, cool to see this native busting out through the ruins...
Tons of these between the Labyrinth webs...
Surprisingly few insects about.
My first visit here...and I've lived in SF for 30 years. The agave was planted to thwart small craft landings to help prisoners escape...