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Bush honeysuckle Lonicera maackii

Observer

mike2

Date

July 19, 2014 11:49 AM EDT

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Lonicera maackii

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

mike2

Date

July 19, 2014 11:34 AM EDT

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Phylum Magnoliophyta

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

jschnakenberg

Date

June 9, 2014

Description

Singing from silver maples on main channel side of island.

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Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

mike2

Date

June 7, 2014 11:48 AM EDT

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Lithobates clamitans

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Observer

mike2

Date

June 7, 2014 11:46 AM EDT

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Orchard Orbweaver Leucauge venusta

Observer

mike2

Date

June 24, 2009

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Leucauge venusta

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Crown-tipped Coral (Artomyces pyxidatus) Artomyces pyxidatus

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

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Artomyces pyxidatus

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bleeding fairy helmet Mycena haematopus

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Beautiful, Red like ink.

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Mycena haematopus

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deadly galerina Galerina autumnalis

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

More of the Deadly Galerina. The Swimming pool area was fruitful.

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Galerina autumnalis

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Beyond edibility.

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Lycoperdon pyriforme

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Beyond edibility.

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Lycoperdon pyriforme

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catalpas Genus Catalpa

Observer

mike2

Date

May 31, 2012

Description

Large Heart-shaped leaves reminded us of Japanese Knotweed. Working on ID, Help Please!

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Genus Catalpa

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Deadly Galerina NOT to be confused with Honey Mushrooms - Quite beautiful.

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Galerina marginata

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Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

mike2

Date

May 5, 2012

Description

Saw the Muskrat swimming near a set of roots, no picture.

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Ondatra zibethicus

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mike2

Date

the past

Description

Roosting in the afternoon sun.

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Cathartes aura

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mike2

Date

April 5, 2012

Description

Roosting in a tree, the location tagged is far from perfect.

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Cathartes aura

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mike2

Date

March 17, 2012

Description

Really wish I had brought my good camera, there were 10+ turkey vultures roosting above us all day. The fog was heavy, which did not help my cause either. They started roosting at northern end around 8am, but by noon they'd shifted to the southern end, we may have been responsible for this.

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Cathartes aura

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

mike2

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

S/he let us get pretty close before jumping back into the Allegheny River.

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Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

mike2

Date

April 25, 2013

Description

Great Blue Herons have begun to nest on Sycamore Island on a dead silver maple.

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Ardea herodias

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Dryad’'s Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

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Polyporus squamosus

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Lepiota species. We found this and Lepiota cristata on Saturday, the other species that I thought was a Lepiota was Agaricus placomyces. The gills turned pink when we got it home.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

More of the Deadly Galerina. The Swimming pool area was fruitful.

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bleeding fairy helmet Mycena haematopus

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Cool Perspective

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luminescent panellus Panellus stipticus

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Glow-In-The-Dark Mushrooms. Biouminescence is a recessive gene in this species I've learned. All-the-same keep your eye out if your on Sycamore late at night. We'd love to see more pictures!

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Dog Vomit Slime Mold Fuligo septica

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

Have we mentioned the dog vomit?

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

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Genus Pluteus

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

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Crepidotus crocophyllus

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Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

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Coprinellus radians

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Pear-shaped Puffball Lycoperdon pyriforme

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

(delicious with onions and peppers from the garden)

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Lycoperdon pyriforme

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Eastern American Toad Anaxyrus americanus ssp. americanus

Observer

mike2

Date

October 6, 2012

Description

This is the first adult toad I've observed on Sycamore Island, although toadlets have been observed throughout the island.

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Sycamore Island is an ever-changing island located on the Allegheny River, 9 miles upstream the Point of Pittsburgh. It is a rarity, and one of the few undeveloped and forested islands open to the public on the Allegheny. We hope this project will open a forum for discussion where visitors of Sycamore Island can interact with one another and help document this dynamic environment with their ...more ↓

3435-mini mike2 created this project on October 27, 2011
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