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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

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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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

elizabethb

Date

May 21, 2015 08:11 AM PDT

Description

One female walking up the front steps of a house.

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

bluebird101

Date

May 20, 2015 12:18 PM PDT

Description

Malaba spinach?

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Northern River Otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

robmartin3d

Date

May 21, 2015 07:20 AM PDT

Description

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

Observer

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

Date

May 19, 2015 05:45 PM PDT

Description

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

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 03:03 PM PDT

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Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata ssp. undecimpunctata

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:41 PM PDT

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Hayfield Tarweed Hemizonia congesta

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:35 PM PDT

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Life

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:58 PM PDT

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Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:46 PM PDT

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Yarrow species Genus Achillea

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:38 PM PDT

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Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:26 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:33 PM PDT

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Black Elderberry Sambucus nigra

Observer

pmdenn

Date

May 19, 2015 02:23 PM PDT
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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

bluebird101

Date

May 18, 2015 12:37 PM PDT

Description

Unknown

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May 20, 2015 03:35 PM PDT
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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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May 20, 2015 03:33 PM PDT

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Black Sage Salvia mellifera

Date

May 1, 2015 12:18 PM PDT

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Observer

brodiemaxa

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

Small clusters on sunny slopes along Golden Spike Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

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Pallid manzanita Arctostaphylos pallida

Observer

brodiemaxa

Date

January 15, 2015 10:21 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Oakland Hills Manzanita in full bloom. Grows on steep, exposed, rocky slopes.

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California buttercup Ranunculus californicus

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brodiemaxa

Date

February 9, 2015 10:45 AM PST

Description

Growing in Serpentine Prairie restoration area in Redwood Regional Park.

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kevinhintsa

Date

July 1, 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Description

From past files . Few other mushrooms at this time of the year .

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kevinhintsa

Date

February 4, 2010 11:44 AM PST

Description

From past files . Amanita augusta is a split from the European Amanita franchetii I believe .

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

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lostredwoodd

Date

May 19, 2015 04:48 PM PDT

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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lostredwoodd

Date

May 19, 2015 09:09 PM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 16, 2015 12:32 PM PDT

Description

Popular nesting site for Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons for many years. Despite tree-hacking last year, they've returned. Don't park underneath.