This adult male Megahexura fulva was collected Branden Runyan, October 2017, Dorrington, Calaveras County, CA. Thanks to Dr. Marshal Hedin for the identification.
This is from Wikipedia: “Megahexura is a genus of spiders in the family Mecicobothriidae, with the sole species Megahexura fulva. Native to the United States, the spiders build an exposed sheet web with a funnel-shaped retreat in holes and crevices along ravine banks.”
This is a link to an image of the female, taken by Dr. Marshall Hedin.
18 November 2017, Columbia California.
I realized that there is a growth anomaly on one of the buckeyes, and it was the buckeye that had the most pronounced fungal bodies of Eutypella. The branches of this buckeye has lots of bumps on them. The other buckeyes do not seem to have this problem.
Photos of the bumpy buckeye are at the top. Photos of a normal buckey are lower down on the page. Click an image to enlarge it.
Trichostema lanceolatum – vinegarweed
Thanks to Scott Oneto for the identification. 3 January 2018.