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Red-cracking Bolete (Xerocomellus chrysenteron)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2021 10:58 AM PDT

Description

This bolete may be Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-cracking Bolete) with an Ariolimax columbianus (Pacific Banana Slug) feeding on it. Location is approximate in Cappy's, a dark mixed forest of Western Redcedars, Douglas Firs, Madrona, Pacific Rhododendron and more. These were below Western Redcedars.

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Pear-shaped Puffball (Apioperdon pyriforme)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2021 11:31 AM PDT

Description

I think these are Apioperdon pyriforme (formerly Morganella pyriformis & Lycoperdon pyriforme; Stump Puffball) growing with moss on an old fallen tree, maybe a Red Alder. They were about 1" across, closed at the top. Location is approximate in Cappy's.

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Yellowfoot Dapperling (Lepiota magnispora)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2021 10:59 AM PDT

Description

I think a Lepiota, about 3" tall, with a ring, growing alone on the ground in a forest of many Western Redcedars and Douglas Firs. Location is approximate in Cappy's.

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Golden Pholiota (Pholiota aurivella)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2021 11:55 AM PDT

Description

Maybe Pholiota aurivella (Golden Pholiota)? There were two very large (5") gilled mushrooms like this, and a group of three smaller ones, on a snag, maybe Red Alder. Location is approximate in Cappy's.

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Shaggy Scalycap (Pholiota squarrosa)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 21, 2021 11:01 AM PDT

Description

A three-tiered gilled Polypore with a moist covering was growing near the base of a Douglas Fir. Location is approximate in Cappy's.

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Honey Mushrooms (Genus Armillaria)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 21, 2021 09:43 AM PDT

Description

Many medium-sized gilled mushrooms (up to a little more than 2" across) grew along two logs that fell a few years ago into a small pond (maybe Red Alders?). They gave a white spore print (second photo).

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Field and Button Mushrooms (Genus Agaricus)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 19, 2021 02:37 PM PDT

Description

An Agaricus, maybe Pholiota? This was very large, about 4" across, growing beneath the Western Redcedars. It gave a very dark brown-blackish spore print.

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Slippery Jacks (Genus Suillus)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 19, 2021 02:20 PM PDT

Description

Perhaps Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-cracking Bolete) were growing in small clusters beneath the Western Redcedars and Bigleaf Maples. It gave a dark brown spore print.

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Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 18, 2021 02:05 PM PDT

Description

This Gray Jay finds Holodiscus discolor (Oceanspray) creates a fashion statement.

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Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2021 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Dozens of these Pyrrharctia isabella (Banded woolly bear) caterpillars were crossing the path and the road. We moved a few to the other side.

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Wrinkled Crust (Phlebia radiata)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2021 11:56 AM PDT

Description

I think this is Phlebia radiata (Wrinkled Crust) growing in a very dark forest of Bigleaf Maples and Western Redcedars.

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Artist's Brackets, Reishi, and Allies (Genus Ganoderma)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2021 12:18 PM PDT

Description

An interesting Polypore that looked like brown dust had been sprinkled all around it, including on the fern to the right in the first photo. The largest was about a foot across. All were coffee brown on top and white underneath. These were growing on a Bigleaf Maple tree.

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Yellow Sand Verbena (Abronia latifolia)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2021 02:17 PM PDT

Description

A few Abronia latifolia (Yellow Sand-verbena) were still blooming at Point No Point.

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Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa maculata)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2021 01:25 PM PDT

Description

The caterpillar of a Lophocampa maculata (Spotted Tussock Moth) walked along a dead blackberry branch.

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Flies (Order Diptera)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 8, 2021 11:51 AM PDT

Description

This iridescent fly walked over a rose in the Golden Gate Park's Rose Garden.

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Umber Skipper (Lon melane)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 10, 2021 10:26 AM PDT

Description

This skipper explored a sunny plant in the Botanical Garden.

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 4, 2021 01:27 PM PDT

Description

This Apis mellifera (European Honey Bee) was paddling in the bay, so I scooped it up and brought it aboard my kayak. After ten minutes of rubbing its legs together and walking carefully around, it flew away. I notice in the photos it has a hole in one wing.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

October 1, 2021 10:54 AM PDT

Description

This fungus with reddish centers may be a Stereum? It was in a very dark forest, growing on a fallen tree.

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Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 1, 2021 04:25 PM PDT

Description

This Tipulidae (Crane Fly) flew into my car when I got in.

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Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa maculata)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 1, 2021 11:58 AM PDT

Description

I think this caterpillar is a Lophocampa maculata (Spotted Tussock Moth).

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 1, 2021 02:01 PM PDT

Description

This large, hairy spider, maybe a Lycosidae (Wolf Spider), was crawling on driftwood on the beach. It was very shy and scampered away.

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Red-fingered Coryphella (Coryphella verrucosa)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 04:09 PM PDT

Description

I think this is a Catriona columbiana (British Columbia's Aeolid)? @anudibranchmom showed it to me but I forget the name....

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Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 04:08 PM PDT

Description

Lots of masses of Myxicola (Slime-tube Featherduster) on the sides of the dock.

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White-and-Orange-Tipped Nudibranch (Antiopella fusca)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 03:20 PM PDT

Description

An Antiopella fusca (White-and-Orange-Tipped Nudibranch) hanging on to side the of the dock.

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Thick-horned Nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 03:35 PM PDT

Description

A pair of tiny Hermissenda crassicornis (Opalescent Nudibranch) on algae on the side of the dock. Thanks to @anudibranchmom for holding the algae for these photos!

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Hedgpeth's Sapsucker (Elysia hedgpethi)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 03:18 PM PDT

Description

The first Elysia hedgpethi (Hedgpeth's Sapsucker) I've ever seen. One of the photos shows two near each other on the edge of the dock, each about an inch long. It looks like these are sea hares! Thank you @anudibranchmom for showing me.

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Pacific Corambe (Corambe pacifica)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 03:42 PM PDT

Description

A Corambe pacifica (Frost Spot Nudibranch) on aging kelp beside Kelp-encrusting Bryozoan. It was about 1/4" across. Thanks to @luanroberts for holding this in place for the photo!

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Observer

wendy5

Date

September 30, 2021 12:57 PM PDT

Description

Caprella alaskana (Alaskan Skeleton Shrimp) frolicking under a fender in the marina. Each was about an inch long.

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Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 27, 2021 02:23 PM PDT

Description

Heermann's Gulls stood on the beach with a few gulls of other species. Somehow I'd never realized immature Heermann's Gulls were brown! There were about 20 immature with about 70 adult.

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Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 24, 2021 12:33 PM PDT

Description

A few Cornus sericea (stolonifera) Red-osier Dogwood shrubs full of white berries grew right on the edge of the lake.

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