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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

james3

Date

April 22, 2014

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What

Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

Observer

james3

Date

April 22, 2014

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

james3

Date

April 22, 2014

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What

Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

james3

Date

April 22, 2014

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What

Bonny Doon Manzanita Arctostaphylos silvicola

Observer

james3

Date

April 22, 2014

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

james3

Date

April 20, 2014

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Observer

suzanneschettler

Date

April 17, 2014 10:01 AM HST

Description

'Canyon Snow' is a white form of Iris douglasiana that was selected by Dara Emery of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. It is admired for the good substance of its flowers and for foliage that looks good year-round.

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Observer

suzanneschettler

Date

April 3, 2014 11:08 AM PDT

Description

There are a few naturalized stands of Western Dogwood along the San Lorenzo River between Boulder Creek and Felton. I grew this one from seed sown in September 2002. It is now about 12 feet tall, and blooming for the third year. Some of them, including this one, can bloom a second time in the fall.

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What

Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

suzanneschettler

Date

April 1, 2012 09:52 AM HST

Description

The flowers of Bigleaf Maple are surprising - the samaras (fruits) are already formed when the tree is blooming.

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What

Agaricus sp. Genus Agaricus

Observer

suzanneschettler

Date

April 3, 2014 10:11 AM HST

Description

Different mushrooms show up in different places in my yard from year to year - they don't occur in consistent spots. This one had very dark brown spores. Can anyone help with identifying the species?

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Observer

suzanneschettler

Date

April 4, 2014 10:09 AM HST

Description

Lace Lichen is vibrantly alive between rain showers. It does not harm the host tree, in fact it captures nutrients from the atmosphere that are then delivered to the tree's roots by rainfall. Ramalina menziesii occurs in places with clean air, where nitrogen oxides and ozone in smog are absent. Like many other lichens, it has an odd chemical pathway that absorbs sulphur, removing it from Earth's atmosphere.

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Cicadas Family Cicadidae

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Ben Lomond Spineflower Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Woolly Indian Paintbrush Castilleja foliolosa

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

Brant Branta bernicla

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

coastal goldfields Lasthenia minor

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014