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What

five-fingered fern Adiantum aleuticum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 19, 2011

Description

Five-fingered Ferns (family Pteridaceae) are common in shaded, stream side ravines surrounded by coast Redwoods at Limekiln State Park along the southern Big Sur coast in Monterey Co., CA.

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What

black maidenhair fern Adiantum capillus-veneris

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 19, 2011

Description

This fern is especially water-loving and was found growing on rocks sticking up out of Limekiln creek and around the base of Limekiln falls were they got a regular misting.

It is very similar to the related California Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii), but has a more clearly toothed margin and appears to prefer much wetter habitats.

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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 19, 2011

Description

Redwood Sorrel is an extremely common low growing plant in redwood forests, often blanketing large patches of ground. It was surprising find a few still in bloom this late in the year. Often their flowers have more extensive purplish veining.

The stems have a slightly sour taste and can be quite pleasant to chew on while hiking.

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

matty

Date

July 11, 2015 05:27 PM PDT

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California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum

Observer

matty

Date

July 11, 2015 05:35 PM PDT

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What

Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus

Observer

matty

Date

July 12, 2015 07:33 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

matty

Date

July 12, 2015 07:37 AM PDT

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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 17, 2013

Description

These checkspots were common among the roadside flowers in the bluffs above the southern Big Sur Coast. It was identified to species level by location, completely orange antennae, and by the white spots on its abdomen.

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

rmedina

Date

August 20, 2013 03:19 AM EDT

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Observer

rmedina

Date

August 20, 2013 07:47 PM EDT

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What

Coulter pine Pinus coulteri

Observer

rmedina

Date

August 20, 2013 08:08 PM EDT

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What

Oaks Genus Quercus

Observer

rmedina

Date

August 20, 2013 08:10 PM EDT

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What

Tanoak Notholithocarpus densiflorus

Observer

rmedina

Date

August 20, 2013 08:17 PM EDT

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What

bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

rmedina

Date

August 20, 2013 08:22 PM EDT

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What

American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

matty

Date

July 10, 2015 04:30 PM PDT

Place

Big Sur (Google, OSM)

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What

Bramble Green Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 17, 2013

Description

These small butterflies were fairly common in the chaparral and grassy bluffs along the southern Big Sur coast.

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What

Margined White Pieris marginalis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 17, 2013

Description

Included are pictures of both a male and female.

Margined Whites were quite common this day in dappled areas above the Big Sur Coast.

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What

Gray Bird Grasshopper Schistocerca nitens

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 17, 2013

Description

This large species can be recognized by the pale stripe at the base of the pronotum.

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Observer

tiwane

Date

June 4, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

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Observer

tiwane

Date

June 4, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

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What

Hoover's manzanita Arctostaphylos hooveri

Observer

tiwane

Date

June 4, 2015 10:43 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

tiwane

Date

June 4, 2015 11:22 AM PDT

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What

Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 10:40 PM PST

Description

Trilium Flower, Lime kiln state park, california

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What

Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 10:39 PM PST

Description

Trilium flower, Limekiln State Park, California

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What

Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 11:19 PM PST

Description

Milkmaids(Cardamine californica) banana slug (Ariolimax californicus) and waterfalls, Limekiln State Park, California

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What

California Hedge Nettle Stachys bullata

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 11:41 PM PST

Description

California Hedge Nettle ? (Stachys bullata ?), Limekiln State park, California

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What

Milkmaids Cardamine californica

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 10:57 PM PST

Description

Milkmaid flower (Cardamine californica), Limekiln State Park, Califorina

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What

Wood Sorrels Genus Oxalis

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 11:40 PM PST

Description

oxalis, limekiln state park, california

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What

Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 10:28 PM PST

Description

Banana Slug (Ariolimax californicus), Limekiln State Park, California

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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 19, 2012 11:25 PM PST

Description

Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana), Lime kiln State Park, California