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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.

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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.

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

cfishman

Date

June 14, 2012

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

cfishman

Date

May 1, 2011
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

cfishman

Date

May 1, 2011

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Ardea herodias

Observer

cfishman

Date

September 22, 2011

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

cfishman

Date

January 10, 2012

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Chelydra serpentina
Mammals

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Mammals Class Mammalia

Observer

cfishman

Date

April 5, 2012

Description

Found burrow but was unsure what animal it was.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

mike2

Date

June 14, 2012

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Ardea herodias

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Observer

mike2

Date

August 8, 2012

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Turtles and Tortoises Order Testudines

Observer

mike2

Date

May 31, 2012

Description

Photo by Robert Habeggar.

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Chelydra serpentina

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

mike2

Date

April 22, 2012

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Sciurus carolinensis

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Domesticated Duck (Subspecies Anas platyrhynchos domestica) Anas platyrhynchos ssp. domesticus

Observer

mike2

Date

April 25, 2012

Description

3 waterfowl wading near the shoreline. I'm not sure what any of them are, and couldn't find any simple matches using the photos on my checklist.

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Domesticated Duck (Subspecies Anas platyrhynchos domestica) Anas platyrhynchos ssp. domesticus

Observer

mike2

Date

April 25, 2012

Description

3 waterfowl wading near the shoreline. I'm not sure what any of them are, and couldn't find any simple matches using the photos on my checklist.

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

mike2

Date

April 5, 2012

Description

Stalked him/her as closely as I could. It was going to work on a fallen tree.

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Dryocopus pileatus

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

mike2

Date

April 25, 2012

Description

Saw some geese parents on the water too. Must be close to hatching.

mike2 Project curator ID

Branta canadensis

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Common Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) Lindera benzoin

Observer

mike2

Date

March 17, 2012

Description

This is the only occurrence of this species, we've found on the island. I think it's a witch hazel.

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Lindera benzoin

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gastropods Class Gastropoda

Observer

mike2

Date

March 17, 2012

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Class Gastropoda

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

mike2

Date

March 17, 2012

Description

These guys are all over the island this time of year.

mike2 Project curator ID

Branta canadensis

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Honey Mushroom Armillaria mellea

Observer

mike2

Date

October 5, 2011

Description

Another interesting specimen, we stumbled upon during our hike from the northern tip of Sycamore Island. The location is approximate. The log jams and regular flooding of the northern tip of the island makes this portion of the island a pleasant habitat for fungi.

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Kingdom Fungi
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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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