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What

Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

Observer

owicki

Date

June 8, 2021 11:39 AM PDT

Description

Gopher snake inside a cliff-swallow nest high on the exterior wall of the Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretative Center in Palo Alto, CA. This was an impressive climbing feat. A ranger says they see this predation most years.

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

irap

Date

May 7, 2019 09:36 AM EDT

Description

Opossumin the grass

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarahlloyd

Date

October 3, 2020 04:17 PM AEST

Description

There were several pseudoaethalia on the underside of a well-decayed log. This is only the second time I’ve found a Tubifera that is yellow in the early stage.

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Observer

sarahlloyd

Date

October 3, 2020 04:29 PM AEST

Description

Sessile sporangia found on dead Clematis aristata. The peridium has an unusual pattern.

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What

Chip Cherries Leratiomyces ceres

Observer

zrrrk

Date

February 17, 2020 11:52 AM PST

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What

Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis

Observer

davidgwhite

Date

August 8, 2018 12:05 AM UTC

Description

The first time I had ever seen this, i videoed the entire event as well from entry to exit. It was as if this species swims all the time. I sent it to a frogmouth expert and she had never seen that before. The bird chose to swim and flew away very easily after its swim. There appeared to be no explanation for the bird swimming as it was not particularly hot or anything unusual.

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What

Bold Jumping Spider Phidippus audax

Observer

merav

Date

August 19, 2019 10:45 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarahlloyd

Date

December 31, 2016

Description

Densely crowded sessile cylindrical to clavate (club-shaped) sporangia, 1.5 mm tall. Peridium delicate but persistent in most sporangia, iridescent with golden, blue and purple reflections. Capillitium attached along full length of the columella which reaches to the apex of the sporotheca. Columella brittle, light brown with a woody appearance. Spores brown in mass, paler by transmitted light, coarsely warted, 10-13 um.
Collected from severely decayed eucalypt log in wet eucalypt forest.
Identification determined by Dr Gabriel Moreno.