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Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

biosam

Date

May 25, 2003

Description

I found this guy in my old backyard on Columbia St. (map location is approximate). My guess is it migrated from Neary's Lagoon.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

biosam

Date

May 22, 2003

Description

I saw this odd duck years ago in Neary's Lagoon, Santa Cruz. I think it may be a hybrid or mutant: the overall body pattern is mallard, but the blue bill and brown head are confusing. It was seen associating with other mallards, but was a bit larger than them. After consulting the Sibley guide, I'm pretty certain it's a mallard-domestic hybrid.

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

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biosam

Date

May 5, 2003

Description

These cliff swallows would make nests under the eaves of the main library every year: the walkways would be spattered with bits of mud and feathers. I wonder if they still return after all the new construction at Cabrillo.

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Inflated Beetle Cysteodemus armatus

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biosam

Date

April 16, 2003

Description

Desert Spider Beetle

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Observer

biosam

Date

April 16, 2003

Place

Amboy, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

11:16 AM. Very abundant in certain areas. Many mating pairs seen.

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biosam

Date

April 16, 2003

Place

Amboy, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

11:25 AM

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No photos or sounds

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redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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No photos or sounds

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Douglas iris Iris douglasiana

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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Purple Owl's Clover Castilleja exserta

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

open grasslands. Light lavender with felt-like flowers. Often grows in clusters of two.

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No photos or sounds

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coyote brush Baccharis pilularis

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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No photos or sounds

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stream orchid Epipactis gigantea

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest. The purple-brown flowers were not yet in full bloom.

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No photos or sounds

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

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Crimson Columbine Aquilegia formosa var. formosa

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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No photos or sounds

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

What

Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes [inactive]

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

We heard this bird more than we saw it.

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No photos or sounds

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Western star flower Trientalis latifolia

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

Common along trails & roads. Pink to white flowers can have 5-9 petals.

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island false bindweed Calystegia macrostegia

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

only heard this bird, a sharp, trill "peewee!" or "peeseer!"

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No photos or sounds

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Rubus parviflorus Rubus parvifolius

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

What

American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

What

Pityrogramma triangularis Pentagramma triangularis

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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No photos or sounds

What

Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

What

miner's lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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No photos or sounds

What

Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

What

western swordfern Polystichum munitum

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biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

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No photos or sounds

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Sweet Fennel Foeniculum vulgare

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

in redwood forest

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No photos or sounds

What

Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

biosam

Date

May 17, 2003

Description

open grasslands

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