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ridge

Date

March 17, 2018 11:33 AM PDT

Description

Growing on downed log in oak/bay woodland

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What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

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ridge

Date

August 9, 2017 08:51 AM PDT

Description

Apologies for the lousy through-the-binos photo. Thinking elegant terns based on the thinnish yellow beaks.

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Common Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

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ridge

Date

December 26, 2016 12:41 PM PST

Description

Growing in leaf litter under coast live oak and California bay laurel woodland.

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Brownit Clitocybe brunneocephala

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ridge

Date

November 24, 2016 12:11 PM PST

Description

Growing in a landscaped area of a city park. Clitocybe brunneocephala maybe?

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Silverleaf Fungus Chondrostereum purpureum

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ridge

Date

December 7, 2015 03:52 PM PST

Description

Little fungus growing in the bark of a live tree. Maybe a Hydnellum of some sort?

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ridge

Date

January 23, 2016

Description

Growing about eight feet up the trunk of an oak. Marasmiellus candidus?

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ridge

Date

January 23, 2016

Description

False turkey tails were present in abundance in the oak-bay woods here, but this was distinctly different from anything else growing that day. Phlebia radiata? Stereum complicatum?

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Oak-loving Elfin Saddle Helvella dryophila

Observer

ridge

Date

January 23, 2016

Description

Not sure of ID. In oak leaf litter. Lots of Lactarius alnicola nearby.

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Chip Cherries Leratiomyces ceres

Observer

ridge

Date

January 25, 2016

Description

Growing in grassy open area between Eucalyptus trees.

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True Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

ridge

Date

January 25, 2016

Description

Minute black-capped fungus on decomposing Eucalyptus branches and leaves. These had a max height of maybe 2 millimeters.

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What

Mulch Maids Leratiomyces percevalii

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ridge

Date

January 25, 2016

Description

Growing in an open area next to mixed oak/pine/eucalytpus trees. Not sure, but looks like Leratiomyces to me.

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What

Porcini and Allies Genus Boletus

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ridge

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Boletus mirabilis? Under redwoods.

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ridge

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Boletus zelleri?

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Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

ridge

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

I'm guessing Tricholoma equestre? Under a mat of pine needles.

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Amanita Mushrooms Genus Amanita

Observer

ridge

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

Some little brown mushroom or other, in mixed conifer forest.

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Brittlegills Genus Russula

Observer

ridge

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

Maybe Russula queletii? Under mixed redwood/pine.

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Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

ridge

Date

January 22, 2014

Description

I'm thinking that this is a dark morph rough-legged hawk, but I'd like a second opinion.

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Observer

ridge

Date

November 11, 2013

Description

Found a bunch of these growing on a log. I tried running it through the key in Mushrooms of Western North America, but didn't get very far. The gills are notched at the base, I can tell you that much.

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What

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

ridge

Date

October 29, 2013

Place

Cotati, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Apologies for the lousy photos, but all I had with me was my phone. I saw this Cooper's hawk hit a pigeon directly over the roadway, which then landed in this left turn lane. Fortunately, the traffic was fairly light and I was able to herd it off the road and onto the adjacent sidewalk. It picked up the pigeon and made a labored flight across two lanes, then kept eating its hard-earned kill.

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