Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Red Car Canyon: Wet Conditions Attract Different Species

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 5, 2010. Wafer thin mushrooms angle their caps downward and darken on the second day. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The same wet, peaty, forested conditions that encourage mushroom growth also attract Slender Salamanders and San Bernardino Ring-necked Snakes. Look for them under rocks, fallen branches and leaves in the wooded Red Car Canyon between Corralitas, Lake View and Riverside Place.

If you find a reptile or other wildlife on the Red Car Property, take some photos and let the animal be. Send photos and details of your encounter, including the location, time and day to: