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western burning bush Euonymus occidentalis

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 01:17 PM PST

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California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 05:06 PM PST

Description

Went to look for the reported vagrant of the Red-footed Booby here. Combed the breakwater to no avail. Wonderful, wonderful day w/ Ms. @catchang

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 02:54 PM PST

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California Sister Adelpha californica

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 12:16 PM PST

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I’ve never seen a Sister in California in December. All three butterflies seemed to have proboscises extended into the Redwood leaf litter. Sometime was going on. Bizarre and wonderful to watch...

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

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December 9, 2017 12:16 PM PST

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California Tortoiseshell Nymphalis californica

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 12:16 PM PST

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It turned out to be quite the extraordinary day for butterflies: the warm weather this Winter seems to be delaying Nymphalids that should have gone dormant by now as adults...

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Redwood Rooter Caulorhiza umbonata

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 01:39 PM PST

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I’d never seen such a monster root on a mushroom. Check out all the shots: the root is about a foot long.

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December 9, 2017 01:30 PM PST

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Tree Lungwort Lobaria pulmonaria

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 01:29 PM PST

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Beautiful soredia clear in Second & third shots...

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Shreve oak Quercus parvula var. shrevei

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 01:22 PM PST

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@catchang got pretty excited that this Quercus sp. might be a rather obscure, California species. After seeing the Cal. Sister, nice to find a possible host for it amongst a redwood forest.

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 01:15 PM PST

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Banana Slugs on a date...

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Black Bulgar Bulgaria inquinans

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 01:13 PM PST

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Santa Cruz Black Salamander Aneides flavipunctatus ssp. niger

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 12:18 PM PST

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Cool to get @catchang this lifer. Everything obscured this day because of this lone, rare creature...

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 12:10 PM PST

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@leptonia then we found these with dark stems...

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 12:00 PM PST

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@leptonia , @catchang and I were fortunate enough to find two distinctly, different-looking Leptonia today. Couldn’t find one with a white stem in your book...

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Redwood Rooter Caulorhiza umbonata

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 12:00 PM PST

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Baldhip Rose Rosa gymnocarpa

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 11:18 AM PST

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 11:16 AM PST

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@catchang came up with the 3rd species possible here today! The keying of Tarichas is finally sinking in...

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Bonnets Genus Mycena

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 11:06 AM PST

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membranous pelt lichen Peltigera membranacea

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December 9, 2017 11:04 AM PST

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December 9, 2017 10:55 AM PST

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Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 10:54 AM PST

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 10:51 AM PST

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Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 10:49 AM PST

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The majority of what was observed re: Salamanders today was this. Males & Females very close to one another. The male develops the overbite during breeding season to hold the girl by the nape of the neck.

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field and button mushrooms Genus Agaricus

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 10:38 AM PST

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This thing won “Largest Mushroom-of-the-Day” Size of a tea cup plate. @catchang in 2nd Shot iNating. Pluteus?

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Bonnets Genus Mycena

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 10:22 AM PST

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Questionable Stropharia Stropharia ambigua

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December 9, 2017 10:17 AM PST

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Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 09:48 AM PST

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Obscured this spot cuz it might be a Bolete goldmine.

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December 9, 2017 09:45 AM PST

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Queen Bolete Boletus regineus

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robberfly

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December 9, 2017 09:40 AM PST

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My first Queen Bolete! Thanks @leptonia

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