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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
Dog Vomit Slime Mold is just a fantastic slime mold. It’s vibrant yellow coloration is always a great surprise to observe. It’s not only beautiful, its smart too!
What are those white fluffy things on alder trees? Unfortunately they aren’t fairies, but these aphids are just as adorable.
When grizzly bears showed up in essentially my backyard, I was elated! After observing them over period of weeks I had some recurring questions that I investigated.
Living right next to a creek means lots of creatures come through, including North American River Otters! I explore their behavior and try and decipher what I see on the wildlife cameras I set upon their “activity center.”
When dock fouling in Monterey, CA I stumbled upon one of the weirdest creatures, and even had trouble placing it into a phylum!
Took a deeper look into the caecilian, a unique amphibian who stumbled into me while bird watching in Ecuador in early 2020.
Thriving in a wind, cool, and dry climate the Daggerpod is an incredible plant. It was a joy to stumble upon while backpacking near Carson Pass.