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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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May 16, 2013

Description

Nesting female in an Alder branch hanging over the trail. Three youngsters underneath!

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California manroot Marah fabacea

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Date

May 2, 2013

Description

People often miss the fruit balls hanging from the now dead vines. Seeds are big and, as I understan it, very poisonous.

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western tussock moth Orgyia vetusta

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Date

May 7, 2013

Description

Feeding on Live Oak. Looks like another bad year for the oaks. I recently saw numerous small oaks whose leaves were eaten away by the California Oak Moth so it is double trouble. Don't know if it is response to early winter rains and then none or unusually warm days in the past few weeks with temperatures exceeding 80º, which is unusual for our area.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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Date

April 30, 2013

Description

I almost stepped on these two as I went to reprogram a garden times. My question was: SEX or CANNIBALISM?

Guess it was the former since they were still there, unchanged, three hours later.

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

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Date

April 30, 2013

Description

Active nest building

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American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

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April 30, 2013

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Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

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April 30, 2013

Description

The the trees at the Duck Pond. I could hear five or six calling to ano another.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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Date

April 30, 2013

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Description

Nesting time in the trees

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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Date

April 19, 2013

Description

hanging out in our garden.

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Red-cage Fungus Clathrus ruber

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April 17, 2013

Description

A fairly open area covered with lots of ground up woody materials. Many individuals still to open if the weather conditions will permit.

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manzanita Genus Arctostaphylos

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March 16, 2013

Description

a variety of Manzanita native I think. In open fence-line, drainage.

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Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis

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Date

March 16, 2013

Description

Under boards and other materials. Last photo shows underside of a dead individual

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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the past

Description

At junction of trails 7 and 8

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March 2, 2013

Description

I suspect a Mason Bee. Appear in a friend's woodpile almost yearly. Often just sit there for a couple of days and then die.

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Bedstraw Genus Galium

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Date

February 22, 2013

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What I call Giant Bedstraw, climbing to 3' while hanging on to other plants with its sticky leaves and stem

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Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani

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Date

February 22, 2013

Description

Thought he was hiding from me by being still.

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Trilliums Genus Trillium

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Date

February 15, 2013

Description

Alpine Road Trail, deep in the shade, associated with CA Buckeye and Riparian habitat. 4 locations; largest grouping: 6 clumps

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

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Date

February 22, 2013

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Seeds sown after the town/Stanford remade the trail. A few have survived and in several places seem to be reseeding.

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

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Date

February 22, 2013

Description

Small and large patches along the trail; generally heavy shade under Live Oaks

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Man-roots Genus Marah

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Date

February 22, 2013

Description

all along Alpine Road Trail; from 6" to 5' tall, long tendrills

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February 16, 2013

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Many of these out in the Desert Garden Section. This one sat still long enough to photograph.

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Fremont's Deathcamas (Toxicoscordion fremontii) Toxicoscordion fremontii

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Date

February 3, 2013

Description

Many, many plants viewed on our walk but only one in bloom right now. The flowering stalk stands nearly three feet high.

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Western Leatherwood Dirca occidentalis

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Date

February 3, 2013

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Much of the Dirca is in full bloom now. At this site the Dirca is located with Oaks and in the fringe of the chaparral

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Indian Warrior Pedicularis densiflora

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Date

February 3, 2013

Description

A wonderful stand is developing here again this season.

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February 3, 2013

Description

I believe there has been a name change to: Lowland Shooting Star , Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp patulum. Out in the open, the green stem easily visible.

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Western Leatherwood Dirca occidentalis

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Date

January 29, 2013

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Description

Beautiful flowers this year.

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Indian Warrior Pedicularis densiflora

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January 29, 2013

Description

Trail 8

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Miner's lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

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January 29, 2013

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Nested Polypody Polypodium calirhiza

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January 29, 2013

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

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January 29, 2013
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