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Valley Oak Quercus lobata

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Description

Near Camel Rock on North Gate Road .

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 02:46 PM PDT

Description

Acorns stored in an oak by Acorn Woodpeckers . This is next to a spring .

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 01:48 PM PDT

Description

Acorns stored in a Pinus sabiniana by Acorn Woodpeckers .

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kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

Description

Native grape vines turning red . This is along Stage Road .

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Giant Chain Fern Woodwardia fimbriata

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 02:03 PM PDT

Description

At a shady seep along Buckeye Trail . This is the only place that I have seen this species at Mount Diablo .

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

tiwane

Date

September 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was investigating a rocky outcrop when I heard the rattle. Saw its tail slithering into a den.

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Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

One or two seen along Stage Road . Call note heard once . These were in the Sooty Fox Sparrow group( subspecies not determined ) .

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Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

Two or three along Stage Road , mostly at Himalayan Blackberries . One was heard calling CHUCK several times and the reddish tails seen on all .

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

In oaks along Stage Road near Pine Pond . Very shy . I saw the reddish face and the vertical white shoulder bar .

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Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

Lone bird flying a few yards north of the Mary Bowerman Trail at about 3800 feet or more in elevation .

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Tarantulas Family Theraphosidae

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

September 20, 2014 07:17 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

rhislop

Date

August 12, 2014

Description

This large male Tarantula was seen crossing the paved road on the North side of Mt Diablo State Park, CA.

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Harlequin Flower Sparaxis tricolor

Observer

rhislop

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

I observed a small group of these pretty flowers in Castle Rock Regional Park. I don't think they are native to the area.

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Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014

Description

Seen briefly on a fallen tree next to a boulder-lined gulch . Heard it calling many times " JEET" . This was along Madrone Canyon Trail ( out of Rock City towards Sycamore Canyon ) . This is in heavily shaded woodland that is adjacent to sunny chaparral that has sandstone outcrops .

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Description

This was at Oak Knoll Trail in the burn area of the Morgan Fire . Perhaps growing on a stump ?

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Description

Crossing North Gate Road .

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kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014 11:39 AM PDT

Description

Numerous at Oak Knoll Trail in the burn area of the Morgan Fire .

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Fire Ants Genus Solenopsis

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:29 PM PDT

Description

Little orange guy was miniscule, and apparently dead. Did not see any other tiny orange ants around.

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Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:29 PM PDT

Description

Probably M. andrei, but I didn't get any pics that show the flange around the base of the scape.

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

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kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 07:22 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

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kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 07:13 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 07:05 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:47 PM PDT

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Clustered Gall Wasp Andricus brunneus

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:35 PM PDT

Description

On blue oak. I think C said they were red on the inside, need to check with her.

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Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:33 PM PDT

Description

Pretty sure this is a burrow, but I don't remember seeing the elevated collar around the entrance before. We saw a few like this. Is this normal or is this only for the breeding season?

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 05:49 PM PDT

Description

This rally looks like it's about to bloom.

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common woolly sunflower Eriophyllum lanatum

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 05:43 PM PDT

Description

His is the individual we had blooming in our camera stand pics (http://bit.ly/morganfire, #morganfire02).

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Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 05:40 PM PDT

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Fishscale Lichens Genus Psora

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 05:37 PM PDT

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California Fuchsia Epilobium canum

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 05:36 PM PDT