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Amates o higos Genus Ficus

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September 28, 2012

Description

A leaf from what has become a very large fig tree. Just below the dam in the creekbed.

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

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Date

September 28, 2012

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Showing the strange antlers from a deer that died a year ago or so. We have finally concluded that the deer was still in velvet and that these are not-fully-formed. They are more styrofoam-like in structure. Photo 2 is a close-up. 3 somewhat normal antlers but 5 points on one side and 4 on the other.

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California Oak Moth Phryganidia californica

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September 28, 2012

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showing leaf damage because of the Oak Moth's second hatch of the year.

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

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Date

September 28, 2012

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Right next to the parking lot.

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California Oak Moth Phryganidia californica

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Date

September 20, 2012

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Second hatch of the year. It was much worse down at the main campus

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Mugwort Artemisia douglasiana

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September 20, 2012

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California blackberry Rubus ursinus

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September 20, 2012

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common cattail Typha latifolia

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September 20, 2012

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Western Scouring Rush Equisetum hyemale var. affine

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September 20, 2012

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giant horsetail Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii

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September 20, 2012

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stinkwort Dittrichia graveolens

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Date

September 20, 2012

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roadside. It seems to be spreading rapidly. Last year someone removed many of these plants but they have returned twofold. I suspect this will become as much as a pest as YST

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stinging nettle Urtica dioica

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Date

September 20, 2012

Description

big, tall plant within flood plain. Heavy shade

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hedge nettles Genus Stachys

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Date

September 20, 2012

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In deep shade. Flood plain

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

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September 20, 2012

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Common Bird's-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus

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September 20, 2012

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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Date

September 20, 2012

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I was surprised to see the berries so close to the ground.Normally I see them high in the tree

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valley oak Quercus lobata

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Date

September 20, 2012

Description

large oak near the entrance of the Preserve. Photo 2 of leaves and photo 3 of acorns.

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Date

September 20, 2012

Description

On Valley Oak
Disholcaspis mellifica

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September 20, 2012

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On Valley Oak
Andricus confertus

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September 20, 2012

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On Valley Oak. Andricus fullawayi

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September 20, 2012

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On Valley Oak
Andricus parmula

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Date

September 20, 2012

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On Valley Oak
Besbicus conspicuus

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Spined Turban Gall Wasp Antron douglasii

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Date

September 20, 2012

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On Valley Oak

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duckweeds Genus Wolffia

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Date

September 18, 2012

Description

This one is much harder. It is interesting that there appears to be no root system at all. These tiny plants (1-2mm) float around, often with the Duckweeds. Look for the small green blobs/leaves without a root.

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Common Duckweed Lemna minor

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Date

September 18, 2012

Description

It is a floating freshwater aquatic plant, with one, two or three leaves each with a single root hanging in the water; as more leaves grow, the plants divide and become separate individuals. The root is 1-2 cm long. The leaves are oval, 1-8 mm long and 0.6-5 mm broad, light green, with three (rarely five) veins, and small air spaces to assist flotation.

There are 3 Lemna: Gibbous, Smaller and Least so I am down to a choice of one of these.

The first photo shows one on the tip of a toothpick.

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black soldier fly Hermetia illucens

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Date

September 2, 2012

Description

Finally after a number of years I saw an adult of the larva that live in profusion in my compost pile. Apparently it had just recently emerged as an adult for the wings have not yet fully developed. My May 31, 2011 entry of Family Stratiomyidae can, I hope, have finalization.

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leather oak OOZ Quercus durata

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Date

August 27, 2012

Description

Primary purpose is showing the sap oozing from the acorn. I believe this is from a fungus that is parasitic one of the oak gall wasps. My understanding is one of the wasps parasitizes the acorn and then the fungus does the same to the wasp larva which produces this black ooz that drips down onto everything and is difficult to remove. Any body else heard this?

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Kellogg's yampah Perideridia kelloggii

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Date

August 27, 2012

Description

I thought I had photos but guess I lost them. In the swale below the enclosure on trail 15.

I found the photos and hope you agree with the ID.

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Spiders Order Araneae

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Date

August 27, 2012

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Lots of webs within the brown grasses.

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California Ebony Tarantula Aphonopelma eutylenum

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Date

August 27, 2012

Description

large hole lined with silk. It is getting to be mating season! Large enough to put my thumb down into it. Not that I did mind you, just to give you an idea of the size.

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