June 08, 2021

Mt. Tamalpais Dicamptadon 2021-06-02 (Trip)

Testing out some presence/absence functions

Posted on June 08, 2021 07:35 PM by ten_salamanders ten_salamanders | 33 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 16, 2021

Spring Break Condors

A quick trip to Pinnacles NP to see condors & wildflowers

Summary of our observations

Posted on April 16, 2021 04:42 AM by ten_salamanders ten_salamanders | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 13, 2019

Blossoms & Bugs Bioblitz at Potrero Meadows on 6/1/2019

It’s that time of the year when Mt. Tam is blooming and buzzing.

Join One Tam and take a closer look at the plants and arthropods of this special meadow habitat. We will focus on smartphone macro photography and extra tools will be available to take your observations and photos of small organisms to the next level. Additionally, local plant and bee experts will be joining for the day.
Project here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/one-tam-blossoms-bugs-bioblitz

Here's what to do if you want to join

Register using this link: http://ggnpc.convio.net/site/Calendar/114796283?view=RSVP&id=119524 Additional logistics will be emailed to you after registration. Attendance is 15 people max.
No experience necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know to have a fun day in the field. All ages are welcome. Participants under age 16 will need a parent or guardian present or can submit a permission form in advance.

Getting there

Please note that access to Potrero Meadows requires hiking or biking from a trailhead.
Two options are possible: Starting from the Rock Spring Trailhead- 1.5 mile, 266 ft elevation gain one-way or starting from Lake Lagunitas- 3 miles, 1000 ft elevation gain one-way. If motor vehicle transportation is necessary for you, we have limited number of spots available. Please contact Lisette Arellano directly to inquire about those spots.
Posted on May 13, 2019 09:16 PM by ten_salamanders ten_salamanders | 3 comments | Leave a comment

April 15, 2018


Some observations and commentary from my recent trip to Oaxaca City and the central valley.

Locations include Hierve el Agua, Monte Alban, Mitla, and the Jadin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca.

Hierve el Agua
I hiked the steep trails that most tourists use to view the limestone formations, for the real treasure- herps! I spent a frustrating amount of time crouched on a rock trying to photograph adult Scleropus mating, but gave up since I didn't want to my family to worry while they soaked at the spring.

Monte Alban
We hired a guide, who was quite knowledgeable and helpful, but his ongoing machista commentary got kinda old for me, so I set out to mini-Bioblitz the site. Still need help with all these ID's.

Posted on April 15, 2018 09:33 PM by ten_salamanders ten_salamanders | 10 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment