45
taxa
1 chromist
3 mollusks
2 reptiles
1 mammal
1 bird
2 insects
1 arachnid
34 plants
13
life list firsts

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What

Papillate Sea Slug Aeolidia papillosa

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 07:42 AM PDT

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 07:57 AM PDT

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 07:58 AM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 08:06 AM PDT

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feather boa kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 08:11 AM PDT

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sea spiral Ulva taeniata

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Description

Twirly green one in the lower right. ID provided by Brenna.

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 08:20 AM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 08:22 AM PDT

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 09:46 AM PDT

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What

Three-lined Aeolid Flabellina trilineata

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 09:46 AM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 11:42 AM PDT

Description

Another tenative ID. You can kind of see the spots on the female.

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 11:43 AM PDT

Description

Tentative ID based on BugGuide search. Windy bush + shaky hands = bad photo.

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What

deer brush Ceanothus integerrimus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 11:44 AM PDT

Description

This keyed out to C. integerrimus, but C. incanus also seems like an option.

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winecup clarkia Clarkia purpurea

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 11:57 AM PDT

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purple gilia Allophyllum gilioides

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 11:58 AM PDT

Description

I wanted to call this A. divaricatum based on gestalt, but the leaves are definitely pretty tiny, which leads to me to A. gilioides in the key.

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yerba santa Eriodictyon californicum

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:01 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Can't decide if this is C. intermedia or C. hardhamiae. I guess C. intermedia is more likely. Plant was upright, small flower, growing in chaparral.

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golden yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:02 PM PDT

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What

interior live oak Quercus wislizeni

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:03 PM PDT

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largeflower bush monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus var. grandiflorus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:05 PM PDT

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purple Chinese houses Collinsia heterophylla

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:07 PM PDT

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scarlet bugler Penstemon centranthifolius

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:13 PM PDT

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pink spineflower Chorizanthe membranacea

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:14 PM PDT

Description

If I'd had the wherewithal to recognize this was a spineflower in the field I might have taken better pics. Alas. Pretty common along Cone Peak Road.

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cobwebby thistle Cirsium occidentale

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:16 PM PDT

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bunchleaf penstemon Penstemon heterophyllus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:18 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Pretty sure this is the other subspecies. Leaves are still small, but the flowers are clustered.

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Genus Mimulus Genus Mimulus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:26 PM PDT

Description

I feel a little embarassed needing help with a non-micro Mimulus, but I'm not seeing any great matches! M. bolanderi is the closest I got, but petal morphology doesn't seem quite right and I don't see any pics of white varients. Throat floor is definitely white. Flowers were 2-3 cm long, whole plant maybe 20-30cm tall.

Thanks to Pete Veilleux for the ID confirmation.

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What

splendid woodland-gilia Saltugilia splendens

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:28 PM PDT

Description

I don't know what I was thinking on this walk. I saw all these great plants and yet I took a bunch of cursory pics. I was enjoying myself and the fine weather and wonderful floral displays, but I guess I wasn't in the mood for photography. Sigh. This was a new-to-me flower, and really cool one, and yet: sasquatch.

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clustered broomrape Orobanche fasciculata

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:30 PM PDT

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What

whispering bells Emmenanthe penduliflora

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Definitely had one of those "I know you from iNat!" moments with this one. Thanks, zabbey!

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What

woodland madia Anisocarpus madioides

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:39 PM PDT

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What

hairy ceanothus (Ceanothus oliganthus) Ceanothus oliganthus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:48 PM PDT

Description

Ugh, ceanothus. Low bush, twigs are green, leaves are inrolled, lower surface is *kinda* hairy. C. thyrsiflorus or C. oliganthus, I guess. Anyone know a surefire way to distinguish the two?

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sticky cinquefoil Drymocallis glandulosa

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:49 PM PDT

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wartleaf ceanothus Ceanothus papillosus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:52 PM PDT

Description

This one's pretty cool… for a ceanothus.

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bush poppy Dendromecon rigida

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:56 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 12:58 PM PDT

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What

santa lucia lupine Lupinus cervinus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:01 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Is this Lupinus cervinus? Definitely resembles the pics and there are CalFlora observations of it from Cone Peak Rd, so maybe. Large lupine growing on an embankment among chaparral / mixed forest.

Thanks to Pete Veilleux for the ID confirmation.

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hillside woodland star Lithophragma heterophyllum

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:03 PM PDT

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modesty (Whipplea modesta) Whipplea modesta

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:05 PM PDT

Description

A bit stumped on this one.

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Sonoma sage Salvia sonomensis

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:17 PM PDT

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Elderberry Sambucus nigra

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:22 PM PDT

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What

Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae) Family Salticidae

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:29 PM PDT

Description

Seems like it's something in the viridipes group.

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thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 01:58 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 02:26 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 02:33 PM PDT

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chia (Salvia columbariae) Salvia columbariae

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 02:56 PM PDT

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imbricate phacelia (Phacelia imbricata) Phacelia imbricata

Observer

kueda

Date

May 11, 2012 02:57 PM PDT

Description

Large, white, sparsely hairy. Disturbed roadside amid sagebrush chaparral.