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variegated meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

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kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:23 PM PDT

Description

This is like the junco or Yellow-rumped Warbler of dragonflies.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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tiwane

Date

September 14, 2014 01:39 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Great Egret Ardea alba

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tiwane

Date

September 14, 2014 01:36 PM PDT

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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tiwane

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September 14, 2014 01:34 PM PDT

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Mussels Order Mytiloida

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tiwane

Date

September 14, 2014 01:30 PM PDT

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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danielled83

Date

September 14, 2014 01:35 PM PDT

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

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pmdenn

Date

September 13, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:20 PM PDT

Description

Lots of yoys out.

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kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:54 PM PDT

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ruby chalice clarkia Clarkia rubicunda

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kueda

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September 13, 2014 05:42 PM PDT

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Coyote Brush Baccharis pilularis

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kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:16 PM PDT

Description

I always think of late summer and fall in the Bay Area as being like February back east: dead, dormant, quiet. But, like temperate winter, Mediterranean fall has vibrancy if you know how to look. Coyotebrush is in full bloom right now, and while it looks barely less humble than it does without flowers, it rewards closer inspection. Bolster that beauty with the fact that this hardy native lies at the heart of many of our coastal chaparral ecosystems, that it hosts scads of native insects, and that it seems persist against the odds in places like abandoned gas stations and trashed salt marshes, and you've got a seriously amazing plant.

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adrained

Date

September 13, 2014 11:12 AM PDT

Description

These seemed to being tended by argentinian ants.

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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adrained

Date

September 13, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

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Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

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pbstark

Date

September 11, 2014 01:54 PM PDT

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tcarlson

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September 11, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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tcarlson

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September 11, 2014 01:05 PM PDT

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

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blsaenz

Date

September 10, 2014 04:07 PM PDT

Description

Caught and ate western fence lizard

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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juliequest

Date

September 7, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Description

2 flew overhead, heading East.

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California bulrush Schoenoplectus californicus

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folini

Date

September 7, 2014

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folini

Date

September 7, 2014

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Clover Genus Trifolium

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 04:17 PM PDT

Description

Clovers still confuse me, non-native ones doubly sow. This was a very small, mat-forming species growing in the middle of the trail.

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Golden Hair-lichen Teloschistes flavicans

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 03:24 PM PDT

Description

Interesting find by Liam. This is my first time seeing this lichen despite quite a bit of time staring into shrubs in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills. We found two individuals, one on poison oak and the other on coyotebush (I think, though it wasn't very leafy so maybe not), so it's certainly not common at this location. There were no apothecia on either, and you can see what I think are the soredia on the second pic here.

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 04:16 PM PDT

Description

Possibly in the genus Sphex. Sadly did not see them hauling away any katydids.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

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robberfly

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Went to Sibley to look for Rattlesnakes. Dry, hot walk...

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Pink Honeysuckle Lonicera hispidula

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folini

Date

September 6, 2014

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sessileflower false goldenaster Heterotheca sessiliflora

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 03:43 PM PDT

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Common Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 03:08 PM PDT

Description

Blanking on the name

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 03:43 PM PDT

Description

Should return here in spring...

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California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum

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kueda

Date

September 6, 2014 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Maybe planted, hard to tell

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Golden Hair-lichen Teloschistes flavicans

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robberfly

Date

September 6, 2014 03:25 PM PDT

Description

Sibley Volcanic Park. Could someone explain why all interesting lichens are in the dead center of Poison-oak?