These guys were out in force tonight. Encountered 5 on the road, and one swimming in the pond. I still have not located confirmed breeding pools.
This could be a fungus or slime mold. It looked little like a Rhizopus, but hyphae/stalks had incredible tensile strength and are tough like hair. No septa noticed on hyphae. Location is at western, central Pepperwood Preserve.
The Pepperwood Vital Signs Project gives visitors an opportunity to share their natural history observations with the preserve's community while contributing to growing citizen-science datasets on the distribution of the plants and animals of the preserve. We hope you'll add your observations each time you visit us!