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What

Katydids Superfamily Tettigonioidea

Observer

metsa

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

I haven't seen these since I was a kid ! Always intrigued by these creatures.

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Frosted Lichens Genus Physconia

Observer

metsa

Date

August 21, 2015 12:16 PM PDT

Description

Bluish gray, on bark of tree trunk, small apothecia, pseudocyphellae (?) on cortex, margins of lobes are lighter
Cortex: K turned green, KC green with a little red on the sides, C- (turned light green) (??)

Scharnoff's California Lichens says it should turn red...

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seashore vervain Verbena litoralis

Observer

metsa

Date

August 21, 2015 12:06 PM PDT

Description

about 4 feet tall, with flowers on end.

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What

Cartilage Lichen Ramalina fraxinea

Observer

metsa

Date

August 21, 2015 11:19 AM PDT

Description

Found some more R fraxinae on branches of Valley Oak on side of road at border of Cosumnes River Preserve.

Electric pole UD 009848

I was curious to see if it was outside the park, as I remembered seeing some lichens next to the road while driving about a year ago.

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

metsa

Date

August 21, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

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Sunburst Lichens Genus Xanthoria

Observer

metsa

Date

August 20, 2015 10:06 AM PDT

Description

the orange lichen

Lots of this on branches of the oaks next to the Ramalina

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What

Valley Oak Quercus lobata

Observer

metsa

Date

August 20, 2015 09:54 AM PDT

Description

Valley oaks - yes, per the visitor center

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Lace Lichen Ramalina menziesii

Observer

metsa

Date

August 20, 2015 09:44 AM PDT

Description

On oak

As of July 15, 2015, Ramalina menziesii is the California State Lichen !!

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What

Cartilage Lichen Ramalina fraxinea

Observer

metsa

Date

August 20, 2015 09:36 AM PDT

Description

Was in the area, so I went to find this amazing lichen first observed last fall here on iNat by Robberfly (and ID'd by tom_carlberg). Cosumnes River Park should be a "lichen destination" for anyone who likes lichens. Amazingly weird Ramalina!!!

robberfly's obs:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1091985

Lots of this covering the limbs of old oak trees. Abundant in this area.

It's an odd place because one can hear traffic noise from the I-5 freeway....

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

metsa

Date

August 20, 2015

Description

I couldn't get a good side photo...

body was yellow and brown stripes

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Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

dwest

Date

July 30, 2015 11:09 AM PDT

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Hummingbirds Family Trochilidae

Observer

dwest

Date

July 30, 2015 11:09 AM PDT

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

dwest

Date

July 30, 2015 11:09 AM PDT

Description

Male on left, female on right?

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Western Pond Turtle Actinemys marmorata

Observer

dwest

Date

July 18, 2015 01:49 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

dominic

Date

July 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I think. . . This might be a juvenile but it was pretty close. Sorry for the horrible shot.

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What

broadleaved pepperweed Lepidium latifolium

Observer

tedbarone

Date

July 16, 2015 04:26 PM HST

Description

Consumnes River Preserve
Floodplain near canoe put in.
Highly invasive, non-native

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Gumplant Genus Grindelia

Observer

tedbarone

Date

July 16, 2015 04:25 PM HST

Description

Consumnes River Preserve
Floodplain near canoe put-in

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What

Common Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes

Observer

tedbarone

Date

July 16, 2015 01:53 PM HST

Description

Consumnes River Preserve

It is choking out other species, as it tends to do.

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What

Tule Schoenoplectus acutus

Observer

tedbarone

Date

July 16, 2015 02:01 PM HST

Description

Consumnes River Preserve

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What

Valley Oak Quercus lobata

Observer

tedbarone

Date

July 16, 2015 02:39 PM HST

Description

Consumnes River Preserve

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American Stridulating Cicadas Genus Clidophleps

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

After not being able to get a picture of an Acmon Blue I was cheered up when I found another one of these guys.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

just chilling on a piece of concrete.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

Saw 2 of them messing around right outside the Nature Center. Sorry for the horrible picture.

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

Almost didn't get a picture of this guy.

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Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

Cool to see this species again.

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Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

Just growing by the bathrooms.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

These guys were jumpy today making it harder than ever to get a pic of them.

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Milde's Tarantula Hawk Pepsis mildei

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

Like I said. . . they were really common today.

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Milde's Tarantula Hawk Pepsis mildei

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

These were pretty common today.

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

dominic

Date

July 8, 2015

Description

I think. . .

They were a blueish to purpleish color and was very common throughout the preserve.