Mt. Tamalpais/ Muir Woods/ Stinson Beach

This is a collection my favorite observations from this 10 mile hike along the dipsea trail. The coolest species I saw were the Oakland Mariposa Lilly, the hawk, the marbled godwit, and the stellar's jay. I also included all the fungi that I saw here, just because I think it was the most that I have seen on any one hike yet. I wonder if I just noticed more or if they do better here because of the coastal fog.
I definitely get most excited about seeing vertebrates, but I have found those to be most difficult to document. On my hike I also saw several other bird species in the chapparral, a chipmunk, a hummingbird, and some people I ran into on the trail saw a coyote. Mammals and birds move too fast to get pictures of! Thus, my observations are dominated by plants and fungi. my goal is to document more vertebrates though, and hopefully more bats.

Posted by cellardoor cellardoor, March 14, 2013 19:00

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Boletes and Allies (Order Boletales)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Muir Woods (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Muir Woods (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Oakland Mariposa Lily (Calochortus umbellatus)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites (Family Accipitridae)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Muir Woods (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Muir Woods (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Muir Woods (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Muir Woods (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

March 11, 2013

Comments

Birds and mammals are definitely hard to photograph with conventional cameras, and they can be hard to find (well, mammals usually are). That's why I usually go for things that are slow!

Posted by kueda about 9 years ago (Flag)

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