What do sea slugs and fruiting fungi have in common? Both are poppin and full of color in Northern California throughout November of 2022. Fall and winter is full of diversity!
Category: Featured Creature
Featured Creatures of October ’22
Learn about some of the creatures I observed in Northern California in October of 2022. Parasitizing fungi, salamanders, slime molds, a special frog species, and more!
You’ll Never Guess What This Yellow Fluff Ball is! Ft. Asterocolax gardneri
Tidepools are truly a place of endless entertainment and wonder. Once again I was stumped what this yellow succulent fluff ball was. I never thought it would be a parasite!
The Micro-Architect Worm Ft. The California Sandcastle Worm
If the term ‘microarchitecture’ excites you, you’ll want to read all about these marine worms. Yup worms. Lavender colored worms. Enough said.
Cutest slug that you ever did see! Ft. The Northwest Onchidella
I found the CUTEST little slug while tidepooling, but was clueless to what it was at first! Read along to find out what interesting characteristics it has!
Who is this bizarre creature? Ft. The Colorful Dirona
Colorful Dirona (Dirona picta) Where: California Coastline: Pillar Point Harbor, Pescadero, & Monterey When: Nov 2019 iNaturalist post Nudibranchs themselves come in sooo many varieties, shapes, and colors. When I’ve introduced a nudibranch to someone who’s never seen one, they don’t believe it’s real! Bizarre little creatures they are indeed! I’ve loved nudibranchs since high…