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!

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…

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.