Moist Evergreen excercise

Moist evergreen observations

Fungi - These (saprophytic?) fungi are do well in the moist shaded habitats of evergreen forests.

Witches hair Lichen- This fungi also needs moist conditions to avoid desiccation. I observed them growing on the live oaks on the northern slopes of the park.

California Kingsnake - I saw this snake along the trail, they probably do well in moist habitats, taking advantage of abandoned burrows of rodents etc.

California Maidenhair Fern - Ferns needs moist conditions to avoid dessiccation, so the understory of evergreen trees provides suitable habitat.

Polypodium - Like the maidenhair fern, I observed this fern growing in shade of the trees. I am not sure of the species though.

I also saw a pacific tree frog, but her was alongside a pond, so I wasn't sure if I should include him in the moist evergreen forest post. Better in the riparian forest, right?

Posted by cellardoor cellardoor, February 18, 2013 00:44

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

California Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 16, 2013

Place

Mt. Diablo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 16, 2013

Place

Mt. Diablo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 16, 2013

Place

Mt. Diablo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Polypody Ferns (Genus Polypodium)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 16, 2013

Place

Mt. Diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure of the species

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 16, 2013 02:21 PM PST

Description

Not sure what this is

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