Tree of life excercise

I have photographed an insect, a plant, a fungus, a mammal, and a bird.
Iconic Taxa:
Moth- This demonstrates my lack of entomology skills, I know its a moth, but I have no idea what kind.

Plant- I think this is a bracken fern, but it could be a wood fern, I am not sure.

Fungus- I saw this mushroom under a dead log up in the east bay hills. I know its a basidiomycota because those are he only fungi that have "true mushrooms"

Mammal- I saw this fox squirrel in a tree- I wanted to see a California ground squirrel, but these introduced species are just so much more common.

Bird- I saw this towhee in a tree also.

I had limited time for hiking, but I hope to go out and get a lot more taxa this weekend. I will be going to Mt. Diablo, so hopefully I will have better luck there.

Posted by cellardoor cellardoor, February 14, 2013 19:52

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Plusiine Looper Moths (Subfamily Plusiinae)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 13, 2013 07:16 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 11, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 11, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Basidiomycete Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 11, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Woodfern (Dryopteris arguta)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 11, 2013

Description

or is this a wood fern?

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