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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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taysheahula

Date

September 8, 2014

Description

I was walking to class at around 11 am when I spotted two turkeys in my path to class. They did not even notice me! The clawing the brush and poking the ground with their beaks.

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hsruiz

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

This plant could be easily overlooked, it does not grow more than 5 feet off the ground. It lies next to the creek on moist soil. The plant looks like a bloomed flower, but does not have a particular flower sprouting from it. It seemingly reminds me of lettuce or spinach. Ground level plant that receives plenty of sun.

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kevindinh3

Date

September 17, 2014 05:32 PM PDT

Description

Found at 5:01 at UC Berkeley's Strawberry Canyon on the Fire Trial. A thin tree with red leaves as well as green ones. Looks healthy. Tree has a covering of green bark and some moss. Found during the late afternoon.

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ppradhan

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Found on side of trail, near a little shade. Plant close to ground. Thorns on each tip of leaf, and each leaf is about .5 cm long. Every third leaf sticks up a little high than the other leaves. The bottom of each leaf was white, and the stems were not woody.

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hsruiz

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

This plant was in the midst of another species of plants and vines. This one caught my attention because it was the only one around that I could see at the time. It was spotted near a creek where other vegetation already existed. Some leaves have un even blotches it. The plant was steady even when the wind blew on the other plants surrounding it. The nearby plants had dark red thorns. This plant was not found with other of its same kind. Does not seem to get much sunlight- underneath other vegetation, but source of water was within 10 feet from sighting.

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Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

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ranaeser

Date

September 10, 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Description

This Bee was sitting on a rock right above the stream in the Berkeley Fire trails. It didn't move much even when I got close to it to take the photo.

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Scat

Observer

anniep13

Date

September 4, 2014 04:35 PM PDT

Description

In Strawberry Creek, down the dirt trail off of Centennial Drive, I walked down the the trail next to the plants with thin stems and cotton-like stuff coming from the bulbs, there was some scat on the right side of the trail. It appeared to be around 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. There were a lot of brown seeds that almost looked like peanuts. It was very dark brown, almost black. It was definitely not dog scat, but I was unsure which animal it could have been from.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

ekuo

Date

September 10, 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Description

Growing in the shade of oak trees, the bay laurel was a growing thin and young tree that looked like if it were stepped on, it would probably snap in half. It was on one of trails that was less traveled.

The leaves smelled very strongly of that certain herb smell in dishes and was very pungent. The oils of the leaves stayed with your hands for a while and you would smell of bay leaf for a while.

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Weed

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jamlee24

Date

September 10, 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Description

This weed-like structure was green and raised up to 3 feet in height. It was rough and had spikey. However, there were soft purple hair like structures at the end of the plant. There were also thorns on the tips of leaves that act as a protective measure for predators.

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jni013

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

The reddish berries were clustered together in the bushes. The clusters were generally spaced out on the bush. Some of the berries were green or purple as well.

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hsruiz

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

I found this spider, on my way out of the creek. It was hiding underneath a rock, but when it sensed motion nearby it ran out and within a couple of seconds reached the top of the little hill from the bottom of the creek. This spider, appears to be dark brown in color with orange coloring around it limbs creating 'stripes'. I found another spider near it but when they heard movement, the other spider ran off in the opposite direction.

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Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

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emily124711

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

-approximately 1 cm long
-has antennae
-has wings
-10-12 black spots on a yellow body

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Millipedes Class Diplopoda

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ranaeser

Date

September 10, 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Description

I saw this millipede after lifting up a rock by the creek running through the Berkeley Fire trail. It was slightly damp under the rock and the millipede crawled around for a little before crawling under a leaf still stuck on the rocks bottom.

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Water Strider Genus Gerris

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jamlee24

Date

September 10, 2014 04:47 PM PDT

Description

This very quick and agile water strider consisted of 4 legs. On water, it had 5 points of contact: its legs and the head. Its color was black and was founded on the creek. When it was disturbed, it would move nearly one foot in distance at a time.

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zainabali

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

White spidery "fluffy" seed found on a leaf in Berkeley, California. Seed is most likely from the dipsacus family; however, the exact species is unknown. Picture was taken on a day that was quite warm for the Bay Area. Temperature was eighty degrees Fahrenheit. Photograph was taken at 18:00 Pacific Standard Time. Leaf with dispacus seed was surrounded by a melange of trees, branches, and other plants.

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germangiant

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Was strolling along the Fire Trail, when I noticed a small trail leading to the right. Upon following it through a weed-filled field, I noticed a medium-amount of scat. There were nuts/shells that were noticeable inside of the sample. The color of the feces was dark brown. My guess: a herbivore or carnivore of moderate size.

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amandama

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

This species was found on a log after hiking off trail in Strawberry Canyon at 17:20. It flew away from the log and flew away when I approached it.But it flew back and landed on the log after a few seconds.

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Skipper Butterflies Superfamily Hesperioidea

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ekuo

Date

September 10, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Description

We saw it as we were looking at the milk thistle plant. It landed from a couple of seconds, enough to take a pretty good picture of, and then flew away.

The wings were folded in half and it was about the size of a quarter. It fluttered away extremely quickly and looked like it had two pairs of wings when it spread them.

It was sucking some nectar up with its proboscis as it landed on the milk thistle plant that we were looking at.

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Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

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jamlee24

Date

September 10, 2014 04:44 PM PDT

Description

I found myself looking at this interesting creature with 12 symmetrical spots. It was on top of a fern. It had a faded orange color.

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matt113

Date

September 10, 2014 04:05 PM PDT

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Date

September 10, 2014 05:30 PM PDT

Description

I found this creature on the stem of a dry plant. It has a long body with two hooks pointed towards each other on the rear, and no wings. The body is black and brown with what looks like three different segments of the body.

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Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

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zheng517

Date

the past

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matt113

Date

September 10, 2014 04:05 PM PDT

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matt113

Date

September 10, 2014 04:05 PM PDT

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Himalaya blackberry Rubus armeniacus

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anniep13

Date

September 4, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Description

I walked down the dirt path off of Centennial Drive in Strawberry Creek. After going slightly down a hill, on the right side of the path, in the shade up against the hill, there was a bush a couple feet tall with red and black berries. The leaves were rounder with lots of small brown berries, many red berries, and a few black ones. There were several of these plants with the berries growing primarily toward the bottom.

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ppradhan

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Found at the beginning of trail, at the top of a small hill. Dry, soft thorns. Whole plant about 4 feet tall. Comb-like teasel that was about 1.5" long.

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Skipper Butterflies Superfamily Hesperioidea

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kchou96

Date

September 10, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Description

We saw this insect as we were looking at the milk thistle plant. The wings were a brown-yellowish color with dark brown spots. The body was fuzzy and thick, while the eyes were dark brown. It had an erratic flying pattern and would flutter very fast, landing occasionally. It landed for a few seconds on the milk thistle while it was sipping the nectar, long enough for us to take a snapshot, then it flew away.

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germangiant

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Was walking along on the Fire Trail, when I came upon an (in my opinion) odd-looking fungi. It was approximately 0.25 meters long and at points, 0.13 meters wide. Had a white hue in the center of the structure, which slowly transitioned into yellow hue. This was one of two such fungi that I found on the hike. The 2nd specimen was found slightly damaged. Unsure if the cause of it's disheveled shape was because of wildlife or passer-biers.

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Himalayan Blackberry Rubus armeniacus

Observer

zainabali

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Found on a day that was quite warm for the Bay Area. Temperature was 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Picture was taken at 18:00 Pacific Standard Time. Himalayan Blackberry plant was located in the sun in an open area (not under any trees) in close proximity to a parking lot.

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Thistles (Genus Cirsium) Genus Cirsium

Observer

ranaeser

Date

September 10, 2014 04:30 PM PDT

Description

These plants were all along the sides of the start of the trail, growing to around 5 ft tall. The thistledown or "fluff" of the plant coated the ground around the plant.