Insects

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Seen on the ceiling of a structure interior in the evening. The length of this flying insect was about seven mm.

Fungi

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What

Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 12:50 AM PDT

Description

I saw some very small fresh mushrooms in Pepperwood a week ago; ID'd for me by Alan Rockefeller as Psilocybe coprophila. I'd bet these are the same.

Hundreds of cow pats on this warm hillside looked just like this one.

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What

Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 12:24 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Shortfruit Stork's Bill Erodium brachycarpum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 12:15 AM PDT

Description

Confluent growth this spring, purpling the meadows.

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What

Common Goldfields Lasthenia gracilis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 12:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 8, 2014 12:55 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 8, 2014

Description

This large tree was seen in a vacant lot next to this medical office complex. The tree height was about thirty five meters. The tree was probably planted many decades ago, probably as a gateway to a now destroyed residence at this site. The distinctive dry fruits found on the ground are about forty cm long.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

shepherd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Description

I am very hesitant about my id, I'm not quite sure how to classify the sweeping common name "moss". This was growing on a continually moist patch on the base of a hill in a pasture, exposed to the sun (it's in my shadow in the pic)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Cudweed Pseudognaphalium californicum

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Either that or pseudognaphalium. Growing on the side of a private driveway

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Shepherd's-needle Scandix pecten-veneris

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Low growing, less than 6 inches tall with clusters of white flowers

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fiddlenecks Genus Amsinckia

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Kind of out of focus but definitely a fiddleneck of some kind

Photos / Sounds

What

Popcorn Flowers Genus Plagiobothrys

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sister Adelpha californica

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 12:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Honeybee Apis mellifera

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 6, 2014

Place

PetSmart (Google, OSM)

Description

Several bees were seen in the landscaping within the PetSmart parking lot. This bee was nectaring on the ornamental plant Raphiolepis indica.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Raven Corvus corax

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 6, 2014

Place

PetSmart (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen perching on a light standard outside the PetSmart store. He was smart enough to be on the exterior of this retail store!

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What

Dung Roundhead Stropharia semiglobata

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Mushrooms growing on cow patties.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Popcorn Flowers Genus Plagiobothrys

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Seen growing on pasture slopes after the rains

Photos / Sounds

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What

purple sanicle Sanicula bipinnatifida

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 5, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Growing on a sunny but very wet, very steep slope

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mtwig

Date

March 19, 2014 05:37 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Honeysuckle Lonicera chrysantha

Observer

mtwig

Date

March 19, 2014 04:57 PM PDT

Description

Growing out of creek bed

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No photos or sounds

What

Black Oak Quercus velutina

Observer

mtwig

Date

March 19, 2014 04:54 PM PDT

Description

Smalll spindly growing out of creek bed under live oaks

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

Observer

mtwig

Date

March 19, 2014 04:43 PM PDT

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What

Pacific banana slug Ariolimax columbianus

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

March 28, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

March 29, 2014 03:38 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Psathyrella Genus Psathyrella

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

March 26, 2014

Description

Seen growing in a disturbed area, this gilled mushroom had a cap diameter of about two cm and a stalk length of around four cm. The cap had been dried by the recent warm weather, and the gills were an orangish hue.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

cheeseweed mallow Malva parviflora

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

March 26, 2014

Description

Seen growing near the main entrance trailhead in a ruderal area.