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What

Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 11, 2012

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 18, 2012

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What

Wrentit Chamaea fasciata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 1, 2012

Description

Wrentits are common but secretive chaparral-loving birds. While they often hide deep in the brush, their raspy calls and "dropping ping-pong ball" like song are often heard. They are the only New World representatives of the family Sylviidae.

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Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Bewick's Wrens are one of the most common birds in California's coastal scrub and chaparral. This individual was seen carrying a fecal sac from the brush meaning its nest was nearby.

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Common Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus ssp. minimus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 18, 2012

Description

This is one of the coastal "brown-capped" coastal bushtits, Psaltriparus m. minimus. (family Aegithalidae) Several birds were working their way through a grove of Coast Live Oaks.

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 18, 2012

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 18, 2012

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Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 4, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Western Snowy Plovers (Charadrius n. nivosus) are small, federally threatened shorebirds that breed on open sandy beaches and lakeshores. We are fortunate enough in Monterey County to have a small year-round population that nest on our beaches and coastal dunes. Unfortunately, these small birds are susceptible to predation, disturbance, and nest destruction as their eggs are nearly invisible against the sand.

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What

California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 13, 2013

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

Two males were displaying to between 12 and 15 apparently disinterested females.

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Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 5, 2015

Description

This patch was in a highly disturbed strip of land between a school and fields of row crops.

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裸傘屬 Genus Gymnopilus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 16, 2014

Description

Around a half dozen individuals growing in a wood chip covered and shrub planted garden. Several individuals were excavated for identification. Identification of these mushrooms was based on their overall appearance, their rusty-orange spores, non-viscid caps and stems,and adnexed gills.

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What

Yellow Stainer Agaricus xanthodermus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 12, 2014

Description

One of many very similar Agaricus, this individual was identified by its broad, persistent veil, slightly fibrous cap, and the yellow staining that appeared when the cap was rubbed and when the base of the stalk was cut.

It was found in a suburban yard near downtown Salinas.

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What

Eastwood's goldenbush Ericameria fasciculata

Observer

gbentall

Date

July 26, 2015 12:02 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

July 28, 2015 09:25 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

cobwebby thistle Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Unlike many thistles which are introduced and invasive, Cobweb Thistle is a native species with numerous subspecies endemic to California.

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California sagebrush Artemisia californica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 25, 2011

Description

California Sagebrush is one of the most common plants in the coastal sage scrub habitat along with Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum) and Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis).

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What

Monterey Indian paintbrush Castilleja latifolia

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 23, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 10, 2011

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What

fuchsiaflower gooseberry Ribes speciosum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 27, 2011

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elegant clarkia Clarkia unguiculata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

The Elegant Clarkia (family Onagraceae) is one of the last of the "spring" wildflowers. A small patch were found on the Fort Ord National Monument along a shaded NW facing slope.

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What

sandmat manzanita Arctostaphylos pumila

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 10, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A rare and endangered manzanita endemic to the Monterey Bay area and San Francisco Peninsula.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 27, 2011

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What

bluewitch nightshade Solanum umbelliferum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 6, 2011

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What

Wavy-leafed Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 3, 2012

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What

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

dpom

Date

July 12, 2015 09:05 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 21, 2012

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What

Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 1, 2011

Description

Both male and female Fiery Skippers were seen feeding on garden flowers.

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 27, 2014

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What

Bramble Green Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 27, 2011