Bay Area visit

I'm going to be in the Bay Area starting tomorrow (oops, I should have made this post earlier), with the following days at stake:

Monday 22nd -- arriving around 11am, meeting @robberfly.
Tuesday 23rd -- meeting with @tiwane and @catchang (formerly cicada stuff with @easmeds)
Wednesday 24th -- general catch-up around the West Bay to look for Geraniums

25th-29th -- butterfly bonanza with @robberfly

July 30th -- Returning to the Bay Area from butterfly bonanza early afternoon.
July 31st -- Morning with @merav at Warm sprongs.
August 1st -- ???
August 2nd -- early am tidepool stuff with @kestrel and others, am to pm.
August 3rd -- I have the day spare until I fly out at 7pm.

So if anyone wants to arrange a meetup or some such, let me know. I think most of my wanted plants are crispy beyond identification at this time of year, but there ought to be a lot of other stuff around.

@sea-kangaroo @dpom @gyrrlfalcon @alexis_amphibian @merav @catchang @mazer @leslie_flint @jmaughn @tiwane @kueda @damontighe @anudibranchmom @graysquirrel @dgreenberger
Feel free to add anyone else I forgot.

Posted by silversea_starsong silversea_starsong, July 22, 2019 00:25

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I will have some time on Wednesday the 24th, possibly on the 31st or 1st, too. Stay in touch. Have a great visit!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon about 2 years ago (Flag)

I'll be out of town the whole time. I suspect you'll be in good hands, but if you're looking for ideas, Springtown in Livermore might still have some not-entire-crispy alkali seep plants. Dragon-hunting and other creek exploration in the North Bay might still be worth it. Late season weirdos like Lessingia micradenia var. micradenia and Blepharizonia plumosa might be flowering. B. laxa is cool too, easier to find too, and could be combined with gall exploration.

Posted by kueda about 2 years ago (Flag)

MidPeninsula Open Space District is hosting a moth night on Saturday, July 27 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm in Monte Bello Preserve. It includes only blacklight sheets, no hiking this time, but still a great opportunity to be out at night. The docents organizing the event are all great entomologists, and there might be some iNat people there as well. Free, but you'll need to RSVP here -
https://www.openspace.org/activities/docent/moth-night-ii

Posted by merav about 2 years ago (Flag)

oh, and I'm hosting a BioBlitz that morning, Saturday 7/27, in Coyote Valley, from 9-11. Some iNat people will be there too!
More info and RSVP here - https://190727-bioblitz.eventbrite.com/?aff=inat

Posted by merav about 2 years ago (Flag)

and one last thing - I'd be happy to join other outings if I'm available (not sure yet about my schedule).
I can also try and organize a visit to Warm Springs - a closed CDFW property with vernal pools. The pools are obviously dry by now, but they also have some rare and endemic plants too, in addition to many cool insects, such as tiger beetle subspecies. Let me know if you're interested!

Posted by merav about 2 years ago (Flag)

August 2 - yes! We're meeting at 5:30 am for the awesome -1.2 ft low tide. I'm going to have to convince some folks to help me survey one of our permanent plots (only takes 30 minutes at most!), but that low tide will afford us at least 2+ hours of tidepooling.

Posted by kestrel about 2 years ago (Flag)

Hi @merav that sounds fantastic, vernal pools are always good. So are tiger beetles. Definitely interested.

Posted by silversea_starsong about 2 years ago (Flag)

Dangit, I'd love to show you around up here in the north bay but I'm pretty much laid up with an ankle injury.

Posted by graysquirrel about 2 years ago (Flag)

I'm around Santa Cruz until August 5th. I'd be happy to show you whatever I can before that.

Jim

Posted by jmaughn about 2 years ago (Flag)

@robberfly blocked my Tuesday off to take you to Ano Nueva but I only have the Tuesday. Can’t reschedule so let me know if you want to do that or if you decide otherwise.

Posted by catchang about 2 years ago (Flag)

@catchang what is Ano Nueva? Not seeing any internet or map results.

Posted by silversea_starsong about 2 years ago (Flag)

Yikes. Autocorrect messed that one up. Año Nuevo State Park (37.1217717, -122.3112879)

@tiwane was thinking of going for SF Garter snake and I want to try for tiger beetles.

Posted by catchang about 2 years ago (Flag)

@kestrel Where are you going for the tidepooling adventures?

Posted by graysquirrel about 2 years ago (Flag)

@graysquirrel Pillar Point - we've been monitoring there since 2012, and the nudibranch scene is excellent!

Posted by kestrel about 2 years ago (Flag)

@dpom wanted to be looped in!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon about 2 years ago (Flag)

@silversea_starsong - still available Wednesday/ Thursday., and Friday afternoon? I'm checking the possibility of visiting Warm Springs...

Posted by merav about 2 years ago (Flag)

@kueda if you have spots for Blepharizonia plumosa I’d definitely love to track that down. Calflora records seem very patchy.

Posted by silversea_starsong about 2 years ago (Flag)

Right now there are no plans for Saturday 3rd (morning - afternoon is free).

Posted by silversea_starsong about 2 years ago (Flag)

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