Category Archives: invertebrates


By mite standards, this one was probably pretty big. After all, I could actually see it and most species are microscopic. That said, I could only just see it, and it approached the lower limits of what I might try … Continue reading

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Giant Green Sea Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Recently we visited Magic Island (out at Halibut Point Rec) during a low tide and I took advantage of the opportunity to photograph some of the more obvious tidepool denizens which, for whatever reasons, I had not really spent much … Continue reading

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Intertidal Star Clusters

On many occasions I’ve noticed Ochre stars (Pisaster ochraceus) gathered up together in semi-protected rock crevices. It’s easy to imagine they do that because it’s a good place to stay together and have protection from pounding surf when thee tide … Continue reading

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Moth Captures

Weather-wise, things seemed much nicer than forecast, at least in the morning, though I didn’t spend a lot of time out in it. I decided to take care of several collections from the past week or two that had been … Continue reading

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Tracking and Moths

I woke up fairly early this morning (5:30am) and heard one of the neighborhood Song Sparrows singing. There are several around the broader neighborhood, but one in particular favors a perch that makes it very audible from my place. At … Continue reading

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Rainy Weekend and Collections

The weekend and today brought some much needed rain, with Sunday alone more than matching the entire total for May, and the three days combined totally about an inch and a half. I woke up a couple of times early … Continue reading

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