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Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

January 10, 2020 09:09 AM PST

Description

In the middle of the photo. Sat there for a while completely silent.

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Silverfishes Order Zygentoma

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

January 2, 2020 03:23 PM PST

Description

Found in this vial in the mollusk collections at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; vial is 29 mm wide

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 31, 2019 01:21 PM PST

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California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 31, 2019 01:20 PM PST

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 31, 2019 01:03 PM PST

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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 31, 2019 12:12 PM PST

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Coralline Algae Order Corallinales

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 26, 2019 05:45 PM PST

Description

-1.20 ft tide at 4:13pm
On underside of rock
Got something growing on it, bryozoan maybe?

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One-banded Lacuna Lacuna unifasciata

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 26, 2019 05:45 PM PST

Description

-1.20 ft tide at 4:13pm
On underside of rock
Found with Eulithidium sp. of similar size (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37091077); note differences in color, periphery, and operculum

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thomaseverest

Date

December 26, 2019 05:45 PM PST

Description

-1.20 ft tide at 4:13pm
On underside of rock
Found with Lacuna unifasciata of similar size (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37091078); note differences in color, periphery, and operculum

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Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 29, 2019 12:02 PM PST

Description

Crawling across the road

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Hygroscopic Earthstar Astraeus hygrometricus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 28, 2019 04:40 PM PST

Description

These appeared to be emerging from the ground and they oozed a purplish liquid when touched.

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 28, 2019 02:49 PM PST

Description

Several were in the dirt right next to/under some rotting logs

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Oak-loving Gymnopus Gymnopus dryophilus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 28, 2019 02:47 PM PST

Description

Several were in the dirt right next to/under some rotting logs

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Angular Unicorn Acanthinucella spirata

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 26, 2019 05:22 PM PST

Description

-1.20 ft tide at 4:13pm

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Western Banded Tegula Tegula eiseni

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 26, 2019 05:21 PM PST

Description

-1.20 ft tide at 4:13pm

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Wavy Turban Megastraea undosa

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 26, 2019 05:13 PM PST

Description

-1.20 ft tide at 4:13pm

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thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019

Description

On (white) and on underside (orange) of rocks at low tide
-0.26 low tide at 1:21pm
Had been raining for about 2 hours

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thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 01:30 PM PST

Description

On underside of rock at low tide
-0.26 low tide at 1:21pm
Had been raining for about 2 hours

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 24, 2019 02:27 PM PST

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Greenhouse Slug Milax gagates

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 09:09 PM PST

Description

Just stopped raining after raining for about 10 hours

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Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 09:08 PM PST

Description

Just stopped raining after raining for about 10 hours

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Milky Slug Deroceras reticulatum

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 08:58 PM PST

Description

Just stopped raining after raining for about 10 hours

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Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 08:48 PM PST

Description

Just stopped raining after raining for about 10 hours

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European Snail Xerotricha conspurcata

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 07:58 PM PST

Description

There appears to be a sizable population of these cohabiting with Cornu aspersum and Helminthoglypta phlyctaena (and possibly Oxychilus darparnaudi). Roth & Sadeghian have no reports of this species from Santa Barbara County, but SBMNH has a lot from UCSB. I have also found these at La Playa Stadium. It had been raining for about 8 hours. (The last photo has some individuals that are almost impossible to make out: right end of the rock; center, just to the right of the stick thing; center, on the live oak leaf on the edge of the sidewalk; top right, in the crack between the rocks; the largest snail in the upper left is a juvenile H. phlyctaena.)

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Zaca Shoulderband Snail Helminthoglypta phlyctaena

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 07:02 PM PST

Description

I find these every winter at night during/after rain. They are very active and hardly at all afraid of light or touch (which makes them rather hard to photograph). I have never found mature adults, but there appears to be a substantial population: tonight I found 13 individuals varying from 9 to 20 mm wide after it had been raining for 7.5 hours. They live in a developed area along the creek, cohabiting with Xerotricha conspurcata and Cornu aspersum (and possibly Oxychilus draparnaudi). They appear to live under the rocks, most if not all of which were put there by people.

This individual:
Whorls: 5 1/4
Width: 16.9 mm
Height: 11.6 mm
Umbilical width: 1.9 mm
Band width: 1.3 mm
Aperture width: 10.0 mm
Eye stalk length: 9.6 mm
Tentacle length: 2.7 mm
Foot width: 7.5 mm
Longest dimension when stretched all the way out: 47 mm

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Garden Snail Cornu aspersum

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 07:35 PM PST

Description

Scavenging earthworms
Had been raining for about 8 hours

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Yellow Cellar Slug Limacus flavus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 06:36 PM PST

Description

Had been raining for 7 hours

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Lesser Two-spot Octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 01:52 PM PST

Description

Alive, but barely
Blue spots present but hard to photograph
-0.26 tide at 1:21pm
Had been raining for 2 hours, maybe the salinity change shocked them?

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What

Long-stalked Sea Squirt Styela montereyensis

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 22, 2019 01:34 PM PST

Description

-0.26 tide at 1:21pm
Had been raining for 2 hours

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Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

thomaseverest

Date

December 21, 2019 12:54 PM PST

Description

This guy wouldn't sit still. I tried getting a shot of the other side, but it wouldn't flip over. I couldn't tell if it was unable to flip over or if it was trying to dig itself in upside down. Found under a log.

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