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rhislop

Date

November 21, 2014

Description

After finding some Willow leaves covered with tiny galls, I opened one up with a razor blade and examined the inside with a Hitachi SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope, courtesy Merritt College, Oakland, CA). I found several dozen mites inside the gall (see attached SEMicrographs). The average length of each mite was about 90um.

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diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 25, 2014 02:57 PM PST

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What

Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 24, 2014 04:09 PM PST

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Observer

diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 26, 2014 02:59 PM PST

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Observer

diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 26, 2014 04:24 PM PST

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What

Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae

Observer

diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 26, 2014 11:57 AM PST

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Llama Lama glama

Observer

diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 26, 2014 11:57 AM PST

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Michael's rein orchid Piperia michaelii

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

May 11, 2009 12:41 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This was the first well documented record of this genus for this area .

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What

Mygalomorphs Suborder Mygalomorphae

Observer

diquattrogeogxxx

Date

November 23, 2014 11:01 PM PST

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Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

March 15, 2010 12:33 PM PDT

Description

On Lupinus succulentus ( Arroyo Lupine ) .

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Observer

inman-geog101

Date

November 23, 2014 04:56 PM PST

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What

Edith’s Checkerspot Euphydryas editha

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

April 24, 2007 03:55 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female perched on Ericameria linearifolia .

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What

Edith’s Checkerspot Euphydryas editha

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

May 11, 2009 01:04 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found on a hilltop near Indian Warrior ( Pedicularis ) . Note dark base to antennae tips , nearly blunt wing tips ,and a red band on the dorsal hind wing that is absent on our local Variable Checkerspot .

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California Tortoiseshell Nymphalis californica

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

April 2, 2005 01:31 PM PST

Description

This individual was in the last hours of its life . It could barely move or stand up .

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What

Buckbrush Ceanothus cuneatus

Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:06 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

I think its cuneatus.

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What

common yarrow Achillea millefolium

Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:11 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure which yarrow this one is. Found along the north peak trail.

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What

Rod wirelettuce Stephanomeria virgata

Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 12:39 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Came in all different sizes, to a few feet. Found in both the North Peak Trail and along the summit road near the visitors center.

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What

Moss Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:19 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

If anyone is a moss person please identify it! It was growing on a log!

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rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:19 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Look only at the light greenish one. They are live pretty close together!

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rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:19 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Looking at only the yellow!

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Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:19 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Looking at the orange lichen!

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What

Lichen

Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:23 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Looking at only the black lichen. There are many! What is it?

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rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 01:11 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure if I am correct but it looks like a wall flower. Could be the western wall flower. Found this along the North Peak Trail.

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What

western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

tlim

Date

July 19, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

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What

Silver lupine Lupinus albifrons

Observer

rlucero10

Date

November 21, 2014 08:07 PM PST

Place

Mt. diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure of the var. But both the stems and the leaves were hairy. It was VERY tiny. Short in stature.

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California towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

tlim

Date

July 19, 2014 10:36 AM PDT

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

rhislop

Date

November 14, 2014

Description

While riding my bicycle up Mt Diablo (Northgate Rd) around 8:40 am, I spotted a Bobcat crossing the road in front of me. (I have no doubt in my mind about the identification of this animal with its stubby tail and white markings behind the ears, but as I didn't have my camera with me, I don't have a photo.)

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

tlim

Date

July 19, 2014 12:59 PM PDT

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Observer

tlim

Date

July 19, 2014 12:58 PM PDT

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Western scrub jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

tlim

Date

July 19, 2014 12:48 PM PDT