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Stick Insects Order Phasmida

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lorri-gong

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

A friend found this in her garden. Expanded range? or escaped pet? We think it's a female Northern. Can anyone confirm?

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esppim

Date

October 19, 2014 12:18 PM PDT

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papiliogal

Date

October 19, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

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Sulphur Shelf Laetiporus gilbertsonii

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sea-kangaroo

Date

October 19, 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Description

On a gum tree in the panhandle. Later saw another one nice one on a gum in Golden Gate Park near 9th and MLK Dr.

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Orange Bush Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014

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Tube Lichens Genus Hypogymnia

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 05:41 PM PDT

Description

flat, dry, dark inside, top and bottom, no apothecia
Connector Trail

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Farinose Cartilage Lichen Ramalina farinacea

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 05:13 PM PDT

Description

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....

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 04:42 PM PDT

Description

red tailed hawk?

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Cup Lichens Genus Cladonia

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 05:04 PM PDT

Description

On sandy soil, gray color

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Powdery Sea-Fog Lichen Niebla cephalota

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 04:20 PM PDT

Description

on twig

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Bushy Lichens Genus Ramalina

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 04:18 PM PDT

Description

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....

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Powdery Sea-Fog Lichen Niebla cephalota

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metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 04:15 PM PDT

Description

On fallen limb of dead Monterey Pine

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Ruffle Lichens Genus Parmotrema

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 04:12 PM PDT

Description

bluish-gray upper surface; black, smooth lower surface, lots of cilia on margins, not able to do any chem tests today

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Red Beard Lichen Usnea rubicunda

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 04:07 PM PDT

Description

On fallen dead Monterey Pine, passed pull test

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Firedots Genus Caloplaca

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 03:32 PM PDT

Description

On cement wall of Battery Boutella (built 1901-1917)
Bright orange apothecia with yellow rims

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English Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 03:37 PM PDT

Description

Trying to grow between cement edges

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Red Beard Lichen Usnea rubicunda

Observer

metsa

Date

October 18, 2014 03:27 PM PDT

Description

Extremely dry, on dead coyote bush, passed pull test

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Mint Family (Lamiaceae) Family Lamiaceae

Observer

ebassein

Date

October 18, 2014 07:54 PM PDT

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Ardea herodias

Observer

ebassein

Date

October 18, 2014 07:52 PM PDT

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rdelwiche

Date

October 10, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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rdelwiche

Date

October 10, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Lots of Birding activity: local Audubon chapter has a huge Volunteer program here.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Lots of flowering plants here. Thought I'd see more butterflies. Anna's taking advantage of the Pride-of-Madera.

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Half the island is closed off each season for the returning 1,100 pairs that breed here: largest west coast rookery for this species.

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halleysikes

Date

October 18, 2014 02:04 PM PDT

Description

This grew in as potted plant, it sprouted very quickly on the side of a small palm plant. Tiny white flowers, thin stalks, oval, glossy dark green leaves. I don't know if it's part of the Palm or not.

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halleysikes

Date

October 18, 2014 02:01 PM PDT

Description

This grew randomly in a potted plant in my buildings atrium. Small purple flowers, green leaves are delicate.

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Bushy Lichens Genus Ramalina

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robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014 11:16 AM PDT

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Polypody Ferns Genus Polypodium

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014 11:50 AM PDT

Description

With all the naturalized, non-natives covering the place, cool to see this native busting out through the ruins...

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014 12:05 PM PDT

Description

Tons of these between the Labyrinth webs...

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robberfly

Date

October 18, 2014 12:04 PM PDT

Description

Surprisingly few insects about.