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Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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Date

April 15, 2011

Description

As I walked through Moore Creek Preserve today I wondered if there might have been two species of cicadas present. I heard two distinct calls.

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Desert Stink Beetles Genus Eleodes

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April 15, 2011

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skippers Family Hesperiidae

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April 15, 2011

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April 15, 2011

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This one had a dark green metallic sheen.

Convinced it is a Heterosilpha, but can't distinguish whether it is H. ramosa or H. aenescens with just this photo as a record.

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barbarab

Date

April 15, 2011

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Alas, my photos are so bad I don't expect anyone will be able to ID this beetle found in a California Poppy. I've read that prior to the introduction of honey bees, Eschscholzia were predominantly pollinated by beetles. This pollen covered insect looked like he was ready to do just that.

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Gastroidea cyanea Gastrophysa cyanea

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April 15, 2011

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These are in the family Chrysomelidae.

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redmaids Calandrinia ciliata

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April 15, 2011

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forget-me-not Genus Myosotis

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April 15, 2011

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Not sure if the common intorduced species in shady woodlands is M. latifolia or M. sylvatica.

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April 15, 2011

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L. lewisii?

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dwarf orthocarpus Triphysaria pusilla

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April 15, 2011

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Growing in footpath. Formerly called Orthocarpus pusillus.

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English plantain Plantago lanceolata

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April 15, 2011

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Widespread throughout grassland.

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redmaids Calandrinia ciliata

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April 15, 2011

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broomrape family Family Orobanchaceae

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April 15, 2011

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

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barbarab

Date

April 15, 2011

Description

Heard many in wooded ravines with Coast Live Oak.

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Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011

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dwarf brodiaea Brodiaea terrestris

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barbarab

Date

April 15, 2011

Description

This flower looks just like one of those in the clusters I'm familiar with in Brodiaeas. I have never seen a single blossom like this so close to the ground.

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Purple Needle Grass Nassella pulchra

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Date

April 15, 2011

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It was good to see a fair amount of this grass in Moore Creek Preserve. Looking at patches of it from a distance, the purple really stood out from the surrounding green.

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bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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barbarab

Date

April 15, 2011

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011

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Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011

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April 15, 2011

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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barbarab

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April 15, 2011
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