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alison_pollack

Date

September 9, 2007

Description

On ground litter, primarily mixed forest. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Peru.

Collected by Carlos Rojas.

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Red Tree Brain Fungus (Peniophora rufa)

Observer

toby_spribille

Date

May 6, 2022 04:36 PM EDT

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What

Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

May 4, 2022 08:14 AM PDT

Description

Patches of this lichen are not uncommon on the sidewalks in this part of Salinas, although all show some degree of wear from the foot traffic. This is the "cleanest" individual I could find while others are stained brownish grey. All were separable from old chewing gum and other debris by the presence of a "cobble" pattern with a dark central spots on each cobble. Old gum is more uniform in texture except where it shows the imprint of of a shoe sole.

I took a small sample home and did a chemical spot test on it: C-, K-.

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What

Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)

Date

January 13, 2022 01:56 PM PST

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What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

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lilbabybaba

Date

April 30, 2022 04:35 PM PDT

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j-dar

Date

April 2022

Description

On Pertusaria sp. (TBD) on scrub oak bark. Appearing black but actually dark brown overall. Capitulum 0.25mm wide by 0.18mm tall. All parts K+? (second to last photo). Some violet reddish color but not intense, maybe pigments bleeding? [EDIT: confirmed K- (last photo)]. Stalk disintegrates in K (photos). Stalk prosoplectenchymatous, 0.29mm. Ascus cylindrical, ~39-45x6µm. Spores dark brown, subglobose, ~6.5x5.5µm.

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kkellman

Date

April 26, 2022 05:03 PM PDT

Description

On HCl- rock in seasonal drainage swale in meadow. Spores 9.9-12.2 X 6-7, isthmus 1.6-3.2. Exciple and hypothecium paraplectenchymatous. Thallus squamulose, non-lobate, slightly incised

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What

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

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thatsara

Date

September 4, 2020 07:15 PM PDT

Description

nofilter Rare Albino Coastal Redwood, exact location kept secret for its safety

A ghost in the forest

We humans,
simple creatures that we are,
have two sets (copies) of chromosomes,
and approximately 3 billion base pairs of DNA.
A base-pair is effectively the alphabet of DNA,
the blueprint of life.

The Coastal Redwood has six sets of chromosomes,
and 27 billion base pairs of DNA.
It is the second longest genome ever sequenced,
nine times longer than our own.

And somehow,
in all that genetic complexity,
of nearly infinite variations...
at least 6 copies of the exact same mutations,
found each other amongst the billions,
like identical sextuplets...
creating this wondrous beauty.

albinoredwood

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leslie_flint

Date

April 14, 2022 03:10 PM PDT

Description

Rubber Rabbitbrush

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alison_pollack

Date

January 16, 2022 11:33 AM HST

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What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

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morfimoc

Date

April 9, 2022 07:12 AM PDT

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What

Flowery Blue Isopod (Porcellionides floria)

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kueda

Date

April 2, 2022 07:46 PM PDT

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gwark

Date

March 28, 2022 04:51 PM AKDT

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What

Seaside Bone Lichen (Hypogymnia heterophylla)

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metsa

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

The first lichen That ever presented itself to me.....and ultimately became my new passion.

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What

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

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beartracker

Date

February 22, 2022 03:03 PM PST

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What

Purple Spindles (Alloclavaria purpurea)

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fluffalubagus

Date

November 20, 2021 11:47 AM UTC

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kaibilbalam

Date

July 18, 2017 06:12 PM CDT

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graysquirrel

Date

March 18, 2022 10:33 AM PDT

Description

growing on rabbit dung

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carlosvidigal

Date

June 26, 2021 11:53 AM -03

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mycobiont

Date

February 19, 2022

Description

ID uncertain as spores are shorter and wider than described, plus septae are infrequent.

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j-dar

Date

April 15, 2019 06:56 AM PDT

Description

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alison_pollack

Date

January 27, 2022 07:13 PM HST

Description

Found by @graysquirrel . Thank you Krissa! It is a wonderful find!

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alison_pollack

Date

September 15, 2020 10:06 AM HST

Description

Collection of Steven Stephenson, sent to me for photography.

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What

California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

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graysquirrel

Date

February 17, 2022 02:03 PM PST

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graysquirrel

Date

February 20, 2022 12:18 PM PST

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 8, 2021 09:16 PM HST

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What

Eyelash Cups (Genus Scutellinia)

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alison_pollack

Date

February 14, 2022 08:34 PM HST

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leptonia

Date

February 9, 2022 05:20 PM PST

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What

Carnival Candy Slime Mold (Arcyria denudata)

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alison_pollack

Date

February 4, 2022 03:46 PM HST

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What

Common Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

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alan_rockefeller

Date

November 19, 2021

Description

Glows bright orange in 365 nanometer UV. On a hardwood stick, likely beech.

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alison_pollack

Date

January 25, 2021 09:35 AM HST

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What

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup (Lachnum virgineum)

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christinnew

Date

January 29, 2022 03:30 AM UTC

Description

On tanoak acorn shell

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What

Coyote Brush Rust (Puccinia evadens)

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alan_rockefeller

Date

July 7, 2021

Description

Growing on Baccharis pilularis. Found by Theresa Halula.

Spores measure

(42.5) 47.9 – 58.9 (69.7) × (24.3) 24.9 – 28 (29.9) µm

Q = (1.5) 1.8 – 2.4 (2.5) ; N = 16

Me = 52.9 × 26.9 µm ; Qe = 2

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What

King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

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whale_nerd

Date

January 21, 2022 03:47 PM HST

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Rose Rust (Phragmidium mucronatum)

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graysquirrel

Date

January 13, 2022 03:32 PM PST

Description

On cultivated rose plant

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What

Yellow Umbrella Slug (Tylodina fungina)

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garmonb0zia

Date

January 13, 2022 01:01 PM PST

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damontighe

Date

January 8, 2022 12:25 PM PST

Description

substrate = Cheilymenia on cow dung

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What

Rock Tripes (Genus Umbilicaria)

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whale_nerd

Date

January 12, 2022 09:52 AM -03

Place

Antarctica (Google, OSM)

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What

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

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beccamorris

Date

January 11, 2022 09:52 AM UTC

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What

Rim Lichens (Genus Lecanora)

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whale_nerd

Date

January 3, 2022 10:48 AM -03

Place

Antarctica (Google, OSM)

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whale_nerd

Date

January 3, 2022 11:04 AM -03

Place

Antarctica (Google, OSM)

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What

California Mycena (Mycena californiensis)

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alan_rockefeller

Date

January 2, 2022 03:40 PM PST

Description

Under coast live oak

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What

Rough-bodied Tardigrades (Class Heterotardigrada)

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graysquirrel

Date

January 2, 2022 04:11 PM PST

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What

Volcano Keyhole Limpet (Fissurella volcano)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 13, 2021 06:21 AM HST

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What

Nicklin's Shoulderband Snail (Helminthoglypta nickliniana)

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nelruzam

Date

November 10, 2021 02:04 PM PST

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What

Golden Spindles (Clavulinopsis fusiformis)

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alan_rockefeller

Date

December 4, 2021 02:59 PM PST

Description

Under redwood and tan oak. No odor or flavor. Orange in KOH.

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What

Golden Hair-Lichen (Teloschistes flavicans)

Observer

sbenson

Date

September 14, 2021 04:04 PM PDT

Description

Northern-most occurrence on the west coast (?).
On Picea sitchensis, associated lichen species included Usnea rubicunda.
Habitat: Picea stand on exposed point jutting into Pacific Ocean.

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cjs041

Date

January 11, 2020 03:41 PM PST

Description

On base of charred tree, believed to be alder. Several other jellyish fan-like structures and blobs nearby (last pic). Unsure if those are same species.

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danielleward212

Date

December 7, 2021 10:16 AM UTC

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What

Fuzzy-rim Lichens (Genus Byssoloma)

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danielleward212

Date

December 8, 2021 06:24 PM UTC

Description

Foliicolous

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ahuereca

Date

December 2021

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Shiny Mottlegill (Panaeolus semiovatus)

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alan_rockefeller

Date

November 20, 2021 02:27 PM CET

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What

Chocolate Tube Slimes (Genus Stemonitis)

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damontighe

Date

November 17, 2021 03:55 PM PST

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What

Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

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keirmorse

Date

September 18, 2019 04:41 PM PDT

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What

Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

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keirmorse

Date

September 18, 2019 05:04 PM PDT

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What

Golden Ear (Naematelia aurantia)

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leptonia

Date

November 19, 2021 12:41 PM PST

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j-dar

Date

October 2017

Description

On red clay soil. K+R.

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What

Orange Dimple Lichen (Coenogonium luteum)

Observer

j-dar

Date

November 9, 2021 10:06 AM PST

Description

On moss in cracks of sandstone beneath redwood stand

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What

Brown Tegula (Tegula brunnea)

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dpom

Date

November 8, 2021 12:03 PM PST

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

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iandeas

Date

November 7, 2021 05:30 PM HST

Description

A very relaxed bobcat on our property and not bothered by my presence.

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

rjadams55

Description

This is the recently born calf named "Google" on Happywhale (or Maybelline locally) for the distinctive white patches around its eyes. Its mother ( CRC-12529) was with it.

https://happywhale.com/individual/67832

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alison_pollack

Date

January 12, 2021 06:18 PM HST

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alison_pollack

Date

September 5, 2021 12:35 PM HST

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What

Cartilage Lichen (Ramalina fraxinea)

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joqatana

Date

October 21, 2021 01:07 PM PDT

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What

Hair Stalk Gall Wasp (Andricus pedicellatus)

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merav

Date

October 13, 2021 08:42 AM PDT

Description

on blue oak

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myxomop

Date

January 27, 2014

Description

Substrate: on mossy, decorticate wood

Habitat: humid, semi-disturbed primary rainforest (illegal logging), ~850m

Ecoregion: Madagascar Lowland Forests (AT0117) WWF | WKP

Collectors: D. Newman, J. Shay, E. Randrianjohany, R. Letsara & V. Razafindrahaja

Collection #: n/a

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What

Beaked Twig Gall Wasp (Burnettweldia plumbella)

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merav

Date

October 8, 2021 12:02 PM PDT

Description

on California Scrub Oak

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alison_pollack

Date

July 25, 2020 01:15 PM HST

Description

Grown in moist chamber on decaying wood from nearby woodlands.

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damontighe

Date

October 5, 2021 12:50 PM PDT

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damontighe

Date

October 5, 2021 01:06 PM PDT

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What

Beaked Twig Gall Wasp (Burnettweldia plumbella)

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merav

Date

October 2, 2021 11:56 AM PDT

Description

On leather oak

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What

Pear Gall Wasp (Andricus maculosus)

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

September 26, 2021 12:37 PM PDT

Description

Leather Oak. Pear Galls are found on the midrib of the ventral vein and in Russo are described as green when young. This one is neither. However, there are several other observations of this gall in iNat:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95827454
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60111839

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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dpom

Date

September 22, 2021 11:16 AM PDT

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alison_pollack

Date

May 17, 2021 09:44 AM PDT

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What

Bouquet Sea-Fog Lichen (Niebla combeoides)

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cypseloides

Date

September 15, 2021 10:05 AM PDT

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What

Spring Orange Peel Fungus (Caloscypha fulgens)

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yipkiyay

Date

May 29, 2021 04:01 PM PDT

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

leptonia

Date

September 3, 2021 09:36 AM PDT

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Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

kueda

Date

August 2021

Description

Had a brilliant day for humpback activity, lots of breaching, chin slaps, and a lunge or two. Sadly I had my ISO mistakenly dialed way up all day so I didn't get much to show for it in the way of pictures, but 'twas grand all the same.

This one was a juvenile who liked breaching, apparently dubbed "Fluke Skywalker" by the whale watching folks.

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What

Morrill Lace Bug (Corythucha morrilli)

Observer

kschnei

Date

September 1, 2021 10:13 AM PDT

Description

Beat from Baccharis, several seen on beat sheet, collected two, 3 mm each. Keys tentatively to C. morrilli in Gibson 1918, also posted to BG here:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2033171

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What

Disc Gall Wasp (Andricus parmula)

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 30, 2021 09:37 AM PDT

Description

Blue Oak

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zabbey

Date

August 29, 2021 12:01 PM PDT

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What

North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

August 25, 2021 10:55 AM PDT

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What

Red-trumpet Calcareous Tubeworm (Serpula columbiana)

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garmonb0zia

Date

August 22, 2021 01:54 PM PDT

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What

Fan Pelt Lichen (Peltigera venosa)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 15, 2020 01:24 PM PDT

Description

@metsa and @j-dar - HELP! On sandstone bank

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What

Mouse-eared Bats (Genus Myotis)

Observer

leptonia

Date

August 9, 2021 11:26 PM PDT

Description

Bat and toad are friends

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What

Arctic Sunburst Lichen (Xanthomendoza borealis)

Observer

kai_schablewski

Date

July 6, 2020 02:12 PM CEST

Place

Amöneburg (Google, OSM)

Description

I went back and took some better pictures of this beautiful lichen species:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/51859350

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What

Orange Rock Posy (Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca)

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ahuereca

Date

July 17, 2021 08:34 PM CDT

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alison_pollack

Date

May 13, 2021 03:38 PM PDT

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Observer

alison_pollack

Date

June 5, 2021 02:26 PM HST

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 2021

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What

California Harebell (Campanula prenanthoides)

Observer

dpom

Date

July 11, 2021 10:05 AM PDT

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What

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Observer

dpom

Date

June 15, 2019 08:28 AM PDT

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What

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

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tomv

Date

June 15, 2021 03:42 PM PDT

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What

American Starburst Lichen (Imshaugia placorodia)

Observer

suesutherland

Date

June 15, 2021 07:01 PM UTC

Description

Found on a fallen branch of a pitch pine in a white pine and pitch pine forest.

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What

Cockerell's Dorid (Limacia cockerelli)

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kueda

Date

June 26, 2021 07:27 AM PDT

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alan_rockefeller

Date

January 23, 2021

Description

On Quercus agrifolia sticks. Brightly fluorescent in 365 nm UV light.

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What

Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

Observer

kestrel

Date

June 24, 2021 06:57 AM PDT

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What

Freckled Pelt Lichen (Peltigera aphthosa)

Observer

dpom

Date

June 22, 2021 01:46 PM AKDT

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Moon Lichens (Genus Sticta)

Observer

ahuereca

Date

November 1, 2020 12:32 PM CST