39
taxa
28 plants
1 bird
1 reptile
8 insects
1 arachnid
13
life list firsts

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What

Small Honey Ant Prenolepis imparis

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:10 PM PDT

Description

These cute little ants were... doing something. Their males were taking off, so maybe they were throwing a party.

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What

Common Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:22 PM PDT

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:24 PM PDT

Description

I see these small (like 5 mm) bluish beetles on flowers pretty frequently. This one was on a wallflower. Anyone know the family, at least?

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What

Bordered Plant Bug (Largus californicus) Largus californicus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:25 PM PDT

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What

Bird's foot cliffbrake Pellaea mucronata

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:31 PM PDT

Description

This has got to be P. mucronata, right? It was growing right next to P. andromedifolia, and they looked really different.

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What

coffee fern Pellaea andromedifolia

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:31 PM PDT

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What

Brewer's rockcress Boechera breweri

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:34 PM PDT

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What

California juniper Juniperus californica

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:36 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:41 PM PDT

Description

I was so sure of this, but apparently the underside is meant to tomentose and not scaly, and this one was definitely scaly. So does that make it another frond of C. covillei, just not curled up?

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What

Coville's lip fern Cheilanthes covillei

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 12:48 PM PDT

Description

This was one of the things I wanted to find out there, and I was surprised to find it was actually pretty common.

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:05 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:06 PM PDT

Description

Took off before I could get a proper pic. Cool-looking, though.

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What

Running Crab Spiders Family Philodromidae

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:09 PM PDT

Description

Well, I guess it could be a thomisid. Anyone else have an opinion?

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What

purplespot gilia Gilia clivorum

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:17 PM PDT

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What

Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:19 PM PDT

Description

Beautiful, with more delicious bugs than he knew what to do with. I wish I had some kind of holster to help with the digiscoping.

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What

hayfield tarweed (Hemizonia congesta) Hemizonia congesta

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:26 PM PDT

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What

Baby-blue-eyes Nemophila menziesii

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:34 PM PDT

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What

Geranium?

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:35 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:43 PM PDT

Description

These ants were huge, like 1 cm, but instead of doing something useful like, say, defending the colony, these seemed to just be fighting each other. Seemed like the goal of each fight was to rip the other one's antenna off. Anyone know what was going on here?

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What

fewflower blue-eyed Mary Collinsia sparsiflora

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:44 PM PDT

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What

Coville's lip fern Cheilanthes covillei

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 01:59 PM PDT

Description

Cheilanthes covillei with Polypodium californicum mixed in.

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What

Scytheleaf onion Allium falcifolium

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 02:28 PM PDT

Description

I think. Lots of it, none in flower.

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 02:43 PM PDT

Description

At least that's how I keyed it

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 02:58 PM PDT

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What

bird's-eye gilia Gilia tricolor

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 02:59 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 03:05 PM PDT

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What

Mount Diablo jewelflower Streptanthus hispidus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 03:09 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Pretty runty little guys. I was looking for these the whole day but only found these degenerate specimens in a single spot.

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 03:10 PM PDT

Description

One of the ubiquitous popcorn flowers

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What

chia Salvia columbariae

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 03:11 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 03:14 PM PDT

Description

I never seem to remember the name of this stuff

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What

Genus Osmia Genus Osmia

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 03:36 PM PDT

Description

Very pretty, metalic blue-green bee. Need to try and look it up...

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What

violet Genus Viola

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 04:13 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 04:34 PM PDT

Description

Definitely not hairy like D. variegatum is supposed to be.

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What

Arabis breweri Boechera breweri

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 05:18 PM PDT

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What

seep monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus) Mimulus guttatus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:00 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:10 PM PDT

Description

Nanus or bicolor

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:14 PM PDT

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What

Arroyo lupine Lupinus succulentus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:15 PM PDT

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What

common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) Senecio vulgaris

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:22 PM PDT

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What

small baby blue-eyes Nemophila heterophylla

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:28 PM PDT

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What

Larkspurs Genus Delphinium

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:30 PM PDT

Description

I want to call this patens too, but leaves are more fingerlike

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:40 PM PDT

Description

Thought I knew this one but maybe not. This is where I got to with Ertter and Bowerman, who describe all individuals of this species on Mt. D as being "sordid white."

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What

Aquatic Garter Snake Thamnophis atratus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 1, 2011 06:49 PM PDT

Description

Roadkill, sadly.