Do you know who and what adventures await you in the most southeast corner of California? In my opinion, it’s a naturalist’s paradise in spring. Don’t skip out on this unique area of California.
Featured Creatures of November ’22
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!
Are you a member of the Drumstick Truffleclub Club?
Ever heard of a Drumstick Truffleclub fungus? Well then you’re in for a real treat. Then become part of the club, you won’t regret it!
Frightening Fall Fungi
Witch’s Butter? Jack-O’-Lantern? Bleeding Tooth? Many fall fungi of Northern California are fruiting, just in time for the spookiest time of the year. Take a look at some of the most “frightening” fall fungi.
Deadfall & Falling Over Dead, iNatting the Tchaikazan-Spectrum-Yohetta Loop
If it wasn’t the bug kill that drove us crazy perhaps it was the milage and heavy bags that had us falling over at the end of the day. Then how could this be potentially our most favorite backpacking trip of all time? Take a read to find out why.
Itchy in the Itchas. iNatting in the Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park
You’ve probably never heard of the Itcha Mountain Range in British Columbia. But after reading this blog, I’m sure this artic-like tundra with Woodland Caribou, Mountain Goats and views for days you’ll be itchin’ for a trip.
Oooo La La Orchids, Costa Rica Blog pt. 3
Would you travel to Costa Rica to hunt for orchids? That’s exactly what we did, and found an incredible diversity of species, structures, colors and sizes. From the 2-3 mm flowers to ones the size of tennis balls the world of orchids is one to admire and fascinating to learn about.
Three Months in Fernbrook, What Two Naturalists Got Up To
Ooooo boy, spenidng three months in San Diego County lead to many interesting observations and adventures. Take a read of the mysterious critters we documented!
Fantastic Fruits of the Forest Floor
At this time of year in California mushrooms are popping out of the ground like mad! Their bright and various colors inspired me to take a look into why they are so colorful!
Sometimes little moments in nature just force you to put on the brakes and admire what you almost stepped over. This happens a lot to me, and today I wanted to share my little collection of beautiful and unique fallen leaves.
The Marvelous Millipedes of Marin County
Rummaging around in the dirt and flipping logs can reveal many natural wonders. Millipedes are often found scurrying around, so here’s a little description and photos of the common ones I’m finding while living in Marin County, CA in November of 2020.
My New Nudes, aka my Newest Nudibranch Lifers from the November 2020 King Tide
November 2020 king tides brought great conditions to find marine invertebrates here in California. Read about my newest nudibranch lifers found amongst the rocks and algae along California’s central coast.
Dock Fouling Fun! An adventure with bird poop & nudibranchs
Dock fouling is a great activity that an naturalist should try! This past weekend I found many great creatures, and this is a little write up about some of the critters I saw.
Best Gall Hunting Spots in the South Bay Area
Galls are incredible structures in nature formed by an interesting relationship between an insect and it’s plant host. If you are interested in trying to find these beauties in the South Bay Area, read on!
I caught a cougar, a grizzly, and friends. . . on a wildlife camera.
A small project to capture all the wildlife around me was successful! I even managed to get a cougar on the cameras! As well as many other great insights into the critters of SW BC.