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|Up a Creek!
26 DEC 05
|Recent rain storms significantly increased
creek levels throughout the watershed.
|Wild mushrooms sprouted quickly in the rain saturated forest.|
|Storm runoff sent more than flotsam & jetsam tumbling down stream.|
|Adult California Newts converge at the base of a oak tree.
During another observation at this location, noticed a newt without an eye.
|A line of new growth mushrooms emerge from beneath a log.|
|A tiny California Newt explores its forest home.|
|Wet forests are perfect habitat for Banana Slugs.|
|Another baby newt surveys its surroundings
from a safe place among the ferns.
|Too much rain will saturate and dissolve most wild mushrooms.|
|An adult California Newt explores its habitat.|
|Tiny mushrooms carpet the wet forest floor.|
|Singly and in groups, these newts remained fixed at this location
for several minutes while using their scent glands to mark it .
|Scent markings enable newts to define their breeding territories .|
|Like globs of caramel, a pair of wild mushrooms.|
|Parasols for fairy folk: tiny wild mushrooms.|
|Dry most of the year, rain water cascades down a narrow streambed.|
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