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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

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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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Agaricus sp. Genus Agaricus

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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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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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California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Ben Lomond Spineflower Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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Woolly Indian Paintbrush Castilleja foliolosa

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james3

Date

April 16, 2014

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What

San Francisco Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. coerulea

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james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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james3

Date

April 14, 2014

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California alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

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dgreenberger

Date

April 14, 2014 01:12 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

Date

April 14, 2014 10:08 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

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April 14, 2014 12:59 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

Date

April 14, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

Date

April 14, 2014 12:50 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

Date

April 14, 2014 12:46 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

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April 14, 2014 12:43 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

Date

April 14, 2014 12:41 PM PDT

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dgreenberger

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April 14, 2014 12:40 PM PDT