Mendo Bionerding

Spent last weekend nerding it up with some biologist/naturalist friends of mine. So awesome hanging with people willing to spend an hour turning rocks in a seep in search of a small nondescript salamander.

And now to test embedding stuff:


Posted by kueda kueda, September 27, 2012 08:23 AM

Observations

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What

Tube Lichens (Genus Hypogymnia)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 11:18 AM PDT

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Mendocino Cypress (Cupressus pygmaea)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:29 PM PDT

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Variable Wrinkle-Lichen (Tuckermanopsis orbata)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 11:37 AM PDT

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Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:31 PM PDT

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Pygmy Manzanita (Arctostaphylos nummularia ssp. mendocinoensis)

Observer

kueda

Description

Small, low-lying manzanita, small leaves.

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Fringed False Hellebore (Veratrum fimbriatum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:54 PM PDT

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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:49 PM PDT

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Pacific Rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 03:01 PM PDT

Description

Is there a way to distinguish macrophyllum from occidentale in a photo like this?

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Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 03:02 PM PDT

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Common Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 03:03 PM PDT

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Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 03:03 PM PDT

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Western Labrador Tea (Rhododendron columbianum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 03:10 PM PDT

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Deer Fern (Struthiopteris spicant)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 03:12 PM PDT

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California Pitcher-Plant (Darlingtonia californica)

Observer

kueda

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Snakewort (Conocephalum salebrosum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 04:48 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:04 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:05 AM PDT

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Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:19 AM PDT

Description

Growing next to red huckleberry, both emerging from a tree stump. We saw tons of huckleberry growing out of tree stumps. Presumably from bird poop?

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Cascara (Frangula purshiana)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:12 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:45 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:45 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:50 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:50 AM PDT

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Bishop Pine (Pinus muricata)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:18 AM PDT

Description

2 needles, moderately closed cone, bark gray with large jagged chunks.

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Western Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:19 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:39 AM PDT

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Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:43 AM PDT

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Pale Butterwort (Pinguicula lusitanica)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:01 PM PDT

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Mendocino Cypress (Cupressus pygmaea)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:31 PM PDT

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Pleated Gentian (Gentiana affinis)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:59 PM PDT

Description

Ivan's original call was some kind of gentian, and I think he was right. Not sure one can get so species from a post-flowering state like this though.

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Heath Star-Moss (Campylopus introflexus)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:56 PM PDT

Description

Very distinctive moss growing in the boggy/seepy areas of the pygmy forest. If I have the ID right it's yet another southern hemisphere plant. I wonder if it was introduced along with some of the carnivores.

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Maritime Reindeer Lichen (Cladonia portentosa ssp. pacifica)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:43 PM PDT

Description

First time seeing reindeer lichen. It was everywhere up in the pygmy forest, practically forming a carpet in some areas! And apparently there's only one species in the area. Score.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Charming fly sitting on a stem above the puddles in the pygmy forest.

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Long-legged Flies (Family Dolichopodidae)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:42 PM PDT

Description

These colorful bronze flies were hanging around the shallow puddles. Not more than 8 mm long.

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Zigzag Bladderwort (Utricularia subulata)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:40 PM PDT

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Cape Bladderwort (Utricularia bisquamata)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:36 PM PDT

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Pacific Wax Myrtle (Morella californica)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:27 PM PDT

Description

Never seen this stuff before. Weird.

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Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 01:40 PM PDT

Description

One of many weird introduced carnivorous plants at this bog.

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Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 02:03 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 06:01 PM PDT

Description

Found this massive carabid under a log at Van Damme.

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What

Southern Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus)

Observer

kueda

Description

New herp for me! This one seems to be a metamorph, so I guess I still have to see an adult with its weird head and vents. Many thanks to those two researchers we met who gave us tips on finding this species.

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Oregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. oregonensis)

Observer

kueda

Description

Tammy found this one, and I found another in the same stream. As Ivan pointed out, looks a lot like E. e. picta.

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Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)

Observer

kueda

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Western Burning Bush (Euonymus occidentalis)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 22, 2012 04:15 PM PDT

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Red-pored Bolete (Rubroboletus pulcherrimus)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:26 AM PDT

Description

Large, red bolete growing under conifers (Bishop pine, Doug fir, maybe some hemlock around). Very slow and mild staining reaction.

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Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:10 AM PDT

Description

Unknown polypore.

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Western Jumbo Gym (Gymnopilus ventricosus)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Growing on conifer.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Description

Found under log in mixed conifer forest.

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Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile)

Observer

kueda

Description

Ivan found this amazing Northwestern Salamander under a log while we were trying (and failing) to find adult Giant Salamanders. Another new-to-me herp.

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Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2012 10:10 AM PDT

Comments

Did you find the small nondescript salamander?

Posted by jmaughn over 9 years ago (Flag)

Hah, yeah, that was the Rhyacotriton.

Posted by kueda over 9 years ago (Flag)

I tlooks like the embedding did not work, huh?

Posted by microm about 9 years ago (Flag)

It works for me. I see an embedded Flickr slideshow.

Posted by kueda about 9 years ago (Flag)

Not me. :-( Just a black screen.

Posted by microm about 9 years ago (Flag)

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