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mcduck

Date

April 20, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~10mm total length. ♀. Came to black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Matt Bertone @ BugGuide.

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mcduck

Date

November 13, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

4.3mm length, ♀. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by John F. Carr @ BugGuide.

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Greater Bee Fly Bombylius major

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mcduck

Date

March 25, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~12mm length. One more Bombyliid visiting Ceanothus in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat). http://bugguide.net/node/view/195162.

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Spined Woodborer Trichocnemis spiculatus

Observer

mcduck

Date

June 23, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

54mm length. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by v belov @ BugGuide.

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mcduck

Date

June 29, 2011

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mcduck

Date

June 15, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

15mm length. Found in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Blaine Mathison @ BugGuide.

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

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jmaughn

Date

September 12, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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anudibranchmom

Date

September 9, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

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mcduck

Date

April 26, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~3mm total length. ID confirmed by Blaine Mathison @ BugGuide.

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Fremont's Deathcamas Toxicoscordion fremontii

Observer

mcduck

Date

March 10, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

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jmaughn

Date

September 3, 2014

Place

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mcduck

Date

March 31, 2008

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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awolfrum

Date

July 19, 2014 06:03 PM PDT

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Brewer's willow Salix breweri

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This mature willow was observed growing in the floodplain of the riparian zone. Its height was about three meters. The entire leaves are lanceolate and about seven cm long. Catkins had apparently appeared before leaves.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This Juncus was seen at the edge of the Coast redwood forest along a small drainage swale. Plant height is 90 cm, and the inflorescence is non-terminal and somewhat diffuse. The dark brown stem diameter is 2.3 mm above the sheaf.

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wood ferns Genus Dryopteris

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

Seen in the understory of this oak dominated riparian woodland.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom in the upper riparian zone westerly of the flowing stream.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

Seen in the upper riparian area growing in association with some ferns. This woody shrub stood about 1.6 meters high, and exhibited the customary stiff, leathery leaves in a chaparral portion of the habitat.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This substantial rush was seen immediately adjacent to the flowing stream water. Height of these rush plants is about 120 cm, and they exhibit the diagnostic spiny, stout tips. Flowers are substantial and located per jepson description on the stem. This occurrence is in southwestern Santa Clara County, a county of known occurrence of this taxon per Calflora.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

Seen in the riparian zone within the floodplain of this stream. The specimen height of this young plant was about thirty cm. Stems are armed with sharp stout straight prickles.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This moss was draping from a dead tree not far from the main trail.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

There are few lichen specimens hosted by living Coast Redwood trees, compared with the abundance of lichens found in oak forests, for example. This hard adnate crustose lichen was one of the few seen during this hike, and it was seen on a standing dead tree in this Coast redwood/Tanoak forest. The host tree here is not clear, but is likely a Tanoak.

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Coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The tallest of the pictured Coast redwoods were at least 45 meters tall. Coast redwood is the dominant tree in this part of the forest near the ruins of the historic Miller Lodge.

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Apple Malus domestica

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

The trees in this cultivated apple orchard are part of the Gizdich Farm, a notable part of the agricultural heritage of Watsonville. The height of these trees is about 5.5 meters.

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Tanoak Notholithocarpus densiflorus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This relatively young Tanoak was seen near the trail as an element of the Coast redwood/Tanoak forest. The height of this specimen is about 2.4 meters.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This Lamp rush sighting is quite near the Santa Cruz/Santa Clara County line. The microtopography is a landform depression. The specimen height is ninety cm, and the seed diameter is four mm. The leaves are rather supple, yet somewhat wiry.

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Western Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus ssp. gracilis

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jmaughn

Date

April 5, 2014

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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jmaughn

Date

April 5, 2014

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Coulter Pine Pinus coulteri

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

February 2, 2014

Description

Note the needles are green and not drooping. Large yellowish cones are present.