‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬ is also known as California Indian Pinks.

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬ IMGP4121

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Sunlight makes the red really intense and also lights up many small reflector bodies.

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬ – what appears to be white are reflectors!

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

‪Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Silene laciniata ssp. californica‬

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta is also known as Yerba del selva and Modesty. The first common name suggests it may have medicinal use but I have not been able to confirm that.
Has been placed in Hydrangeaceae and in Saxifragaceae.

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Whipplea modesta

Most people who live in or visit the Pacific coastal forests have seen this plant but most of them do not know a name for it.

Titiotus sp.

Titiotus is a genus of fairly large spiders that is endemic to California.

I don’t know the species. The body on this is almost an inch long (longer than 2 cm).

These are fairly aggressive; or at least they bite me.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

‪Titiotus‬ sp.

This spider bites.

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax is our common “Forest scorpion”.

It looks formidable but in a handful of experiences the sting has so-far always hurt less than that of a honey bee.

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus-mordax_scorpion-face

A scorpion’s face

Uroctonus mordax on 18 May 2015

Uroctonus mordax on 18 May 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax April 2015

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax

Uroctonus mordax 2012

Uroctonus mordax in 2012 under UV

Uroctonus mordax 2012

Uroctonus mordax in 2012 under UV

Uroctonus mordax 2012

Uroctonus mordax in 2012 under UV

Uroctonus mordax 2012

The same Uroctonus mordax in 2012 under white light

2012_IMGP1707

scorpion hatchery uncovered

A scorpion hatchery uncovered

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby-scorpions-with-mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

baby scorpions with mom

Uroctonus mordax 2008 May

Uroctonus mordax 2008 May

Uroctonus mordax 2008 May

Uroctonus mordax 2008 May

Uroctonus mordax 2004

Uroctonus mordax 2004

Uroctonus mordax 2004

Uroctonus mordax 2004

Uroctonus mordax 2004

Uroctonus mordax 2004

Uroctonus mordax 2003

Uroctonus mordax 2003

 

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis
Western Banded Glowworm

 

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

Zarhipis integripennis

 

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides is also known as the “Woodland maddia”.

This first picture is the right-way up.

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

Anisocarpus madioides

 

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus, the “Woodland pea”, in late April 2015.

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

 

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis is one of the millipedes that live here.

It was difficult to photograph this due to it constantly moving so fast that the legs and the body were a blur of motion. The images with detail were obtained by placing the animal in a refrigerator for half an hour prior to taking the photographs.

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

A blur of movement.

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

Paeromopus angusticeps buttensis

 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum (Pink-flowered currant) on 21 March 2015

The wildlife beat me to these every year.

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 21march2015

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 21march2015

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 21march2015

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 21march2015

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 21march2015

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 21march2015

 

lichenized moss

This lichenized moss is here year-round. These images are from several days ago (Spring 2015).

Lichen can use algae, some bacteria or even moss as their photobiont.

Many people like to think of lichens as a symbiotic relationship but if they look deeper they will discover that the fungus is “symbiotic” with its photobiont in the same way a rancher is symbiotic with their livestock. Except perhaps most ranchers feed their animals better.

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss

lichenized moss