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 love Dog Vomit

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!

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…

Backyard Grizzly Bears

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.

Backyard River Otters

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.”

Who are you? Ft. The Daggerpod.

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.