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Coyote Canis latrans

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teachoutside

Date

May 21, 2015 09:04 AM PDT

Description

I've been around of coyotes, usually seen from cars or heard in the middle of the night from my bedroom when I was a teen. Today was my first experience with this predator up close... While watching children. We had taken a trip to my car so I could get my rain pants and boots and just as I was finishing up and locking the car the boys excitedly but quietly pointed toward the road, "Look! A coyote!" "Let's see if we can see it as it goes up the road," I suggested. Yes! We saw it through the trees! They expressed that they wished that their friends could see it, too, and I thought briefly about running on the parallel gravel road to let the others know, but realized the coyote was ahead of us and would travel much faster. Right after we turned to leave we looked again and... The coyote was suddenly right in the middle of the meadow! It saw us as we had seen it, and I had the kids stand on top of the little fence to get a better look as it hunted unsuccessfully for gophers. It drew closer and finally I told them to stay still and if I needed to I would scare it away. Fortunately it came no closer and walked toward the gravel road, leaping into the forest as it heard others coming down the path. Then, properly attired, we took a walk through the wet, wet meadow to share our exciting story.

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bradheckman

Date

May 21, 2015 11:29 AM PDT

Description

Lomatium sp.?

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bradheckman

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May 21, 2015 10:54 AM PDT

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Pale yellow mariposa

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Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

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hfabian

Date

May 20, 2015

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Flying along channel.

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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bluebird101

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May 5, 2015 04:29 PM PDT

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Unknown, couldn't be wild ginger

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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bluebird101

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May 20, 2015 12:18 PM PDT

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Malaba spinach?

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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hfabian

Date

May 20, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Sunning.

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Northern River Otter Lontra canadensis

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robmartin3d

Date

May 21, 2015 07:20 AM PDT

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Observed in the water from a distance, curiously watching me and my dog. The otter submerged, swam, and resurfaced several times and was easy to track because of a line of bubbles along his swim track

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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robmartin3d

Date

May 21, 2015 07:20 AM PDT

Description

Heron was hunting at water edge until disturbed, then flew down the shore to another spot

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Oregon Junco Junco hyemalis ssp. oreganus

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May 19, 2015 07:11 PM PDT

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

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May 19, 2015 05:45 PM PDT

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Searching for discarded bits of food on Berkeley campus. Very unafraid of humans.

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chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 10:22 AM PDT
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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 10:18 AM PDT

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On live oak

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bracken ferns Genus Pteridium

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 09:51 AM PDT

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ocean spray Holodiscus discolor

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 09:48 AM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 03:03 PM PDT

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Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata ssp. undecimpunctata

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:41 PM PDT

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Hayfield Tarweed Hemizonia congesta

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:35 PM PDT

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Manzanitas Genus Arctostaphylos

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 10:19 AM PDT

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coastal woodfern Dryopteris arguta

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 10:16 AM PDT

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 09:43 AM PDT

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Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 09:41 AM PDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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pmdenn

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May 20, 2015 09:38 AM PDT

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Life

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:58 PM PDT

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Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:46 PM PDT

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Yarrow species Genus Achillea

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:38 PM PDT

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Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:26 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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pmdenn

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May 19, 2015 02:33 PM PDT