Just in case there was any doubt on the validity of its name
Never had seen this plant down along the river's edge....native?
It's a guess in this group?
Jonathan said there are many species within this genus ....
Fresh female, luckily from below...
Some type of Bracket Fungi?
I think this one was new...near the wolf spider but the colors and wings seemed not fully formed.
Herptologist told me to throw it on the banks. I didn't have the heart...which was stupid considering how much damage they do to the natives...
Native freshwater snail...
Pulled this guy out of the Eel River....
Sitting out on a pipe. Seemed oblivious to my approach. Size of a half dollar.
Ram's Horn Snail
We thought these might be chubs?
The target species: the permit allowed for the collection of 30 of these. They have a parasitic relationship with Stickleback fish.
Collecting trip to the Eel River for Anodata Mussels for Mountain Lake. These were the other large, freshwater mussel present.
Jonathan told me this was the Rusty Crayfish, not the common invasive one normally sees in CA.,
Found outside our cabins.
5 river otters were seen in the S. Fork Eel River in the Angelo Coast Range Reserve
Cyanobacterial overgrowth on attached turfs of Cladophora covered by diatoms (largely Epithemia turgida, E. sorex, Synedra, Fragilaria, Rhoiciosphenia and Gomphonema). This attached diatom-Cladophora assemblage we call "rusty turf". (It's very edible and nutritious for aquatic grazers: insects, snails, amphipods, isopods and tadpoles love it.) But a cyanobacterial overgrowth carpets the tops of these turfs, making them look like a forest of weird stalagmites. These cyanobacterial overgrowths are dominated by Anabaena with some Cylindrospermum, both taxa that are potentially toxic. This massive overgrowth by cyanobacteria has never been recorded in 25 years of monitoring summer algae within the Angelo Coast Range Reserve.
Anabaena growing ontop of senescing Cladophora in the South Fork of the Eel River
Steelhead trout fry surrounded by caddisflies in Elder Creek, tributary to SF Eel River. Lat, Lon are approximate, but close.
Aquatic garter snake in South Fork Eel River.
Gopher snake in Heath Angelo Preserve, South Fork Eel River.