San Bruno Mountain: Old Ranch Road Trail

Today I did some coverage along the Old Ranch Road trail, from its start to the spot about 3/4 of a mile where it officially leaves the park. At one point I went into a small copse of conifers, and evidently this move of mine set some California Quail into semi-alarm mode. I could hear their little bubbling noises, and when I emerged, I saw them ahead of me on the road, a group of four. Very well-marked. This is a species that reveals itself in quiet moments.

Also I recall that @metsa had mentioned that Hereodermia leucomelos, Elegant Fringe Lichen, was more common on San Bruno Mountain than in other places. Just that hint, and my senses were more alert. I was very happy to find one today!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon, August 19, 2021 05:41

Observations

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What

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 18, 2021 04:10 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Elegant Fringe Lichen (Heterodermia leucomelos)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 18, 2021 04:33 PM PDT

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