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What

Black Trumpet Craterellus cornucopioides

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 20, 2015

Description

I never find edibles around the meadow but today I walked up into the oaks a little bit and amongst all the leaf litter this clump just gleamed at me. Growing on soil through thick black oak and live oak leaves, amongst soap root and broken branches. These were much firmer and taller than those I've collected out at the coast which I found to be thin and ribbony.

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What

False Turkey-tail Stereum ostrea

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Lots of these bright orange beauties right along side the other Turkey Tails. Seem to be growing on dead and downed oak.

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Turkey tail mushroom Trametes versicolor

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

This looks like the right season/temps for fresh growth. Many, many all over trees and downed logs.

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coast live oak Quercus agrifolia

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Very large trees in the woodlands above the meadow. Nothing's ever been built back there, no trails, roads or other disturbance.

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cowboy's handkerchief Hygrophorus eburneus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Many small ones growing under large coastal live oaks.

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Fluted Black Elfin Saddle Helvella lacunosa

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Counted six of these on the edge of the meadow near Hobson's Creek's stream bank. Earlier in the year the neighbor picked one and left it for me but I'd never found the "spot" where he found it. When I'm up at the coast, I find these growing on the margins between meadows and woodlands/trees, these today were under a Douglas Fir amongst other mushrooms and they were HUGE!

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Inky Caps Genus Coprinus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Not like earlier in the year, I saw a few little inky caps starting to pop up again in the bay wood chips spread in the meadow. After the cold snap in the last few weeks they all but went away but last night it rained and it was a little warmer this morning.

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Only one seen; it was very noisy and flew in, scaring the other birds from their spots in the meadow.

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varied thrush Ixoreus naevius

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Saw five in the meadow in and around the apple tree. Only two of them were together. Otherwise they were solo. Stopped and listened to one's simple baseline chirp/call to get more familiar.

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Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Counted 16 in the meadow on the ground and downed logs, all in a group, not very talkative but the telltale white flash of their tail feathers shown as they flitted around.

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Woodrats Genus Neotoma

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 15, 2015

Description

My neighbor pointed out FIVE huge woodrat houses in the meadow on the edge where all the brush was trampled down by the flood.

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What

southern california black walnut Juglans californica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 11, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Grove of large sized single trunked trees, no leaves. They are right along the bank in the 15000 blk of River Road. (There are some even larger trees, huge, in the Sunset Beach Regional Park).

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Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 7, 2015

Place

Hacienda (Google, OSM)

Description

Under the redwood tree at the cul-de-sac and in the bay woodchips that have been there for a year plus, these mushrooms keep coming up month after month. Growth has definitely slowed when the temperature dropped after the first big storm. Growing on soil and woodchips, light pink thin gills becoming brown with age, universal veil, no volva, caps are dry, staining yellow with handling.

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What

Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 7, 2015

Place

Hacienda (Google, OSM)

Description

I saw three of them in a small area in a clearing with fruit trees alongside Hobson Creek. After losing over 20 of these in our meadow last year to Aspergialosis I was happy to see several flying around and apparently healthy.

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

tunefultoad

Date

December 17, 2014 12:56 PM PST

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Observer

greenwood

Date

December 27, 2014 10:16 PM PST

Description

Taken at Riverfront Regional Park

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 17, 2014 09:00 AM PST

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Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 17, 2014 08:40 AM PST

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What

False Turkey-tail Stereum ostrea

Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 17, 2014 08:54 AM PST

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Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 10, 2014 09:49 AM PST

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Grasshoppers Suborder Caelifera

Observer

richardwasson

Date

May 5, 2001

Description

3 cm long with yellow wings.

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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Grey Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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Wild Pig Sus scrofa

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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club fungi Phylum Basidiomycota

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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club fungi Phylum Basidiomycota

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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Short-stalked White Russula Russula brevipes

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014

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Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 27, 2014