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diverrichc

Date

January 25, 2015

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Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

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direbecca

Date

January 22, 2015

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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direbecca

Date

January 22, 2015

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No photos or sounds

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Sierran Treefrog Pseudacris sierra

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dianasanson

Date

January 22, 2015 11:14 PM PST

Description

Hear them at night starting in late Jan in the ponds. Males calling for females

Fungi

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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thesunisbig

Date

January 21, 2015 09:10 AM PST

Description

Hanging off of either a valley oak or a buckeye

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Turkey tail mushroom Trametes versicolor

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direbecca

Date

January 20, 2015

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wavyleaf soap plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

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direbecca

Date

January 20, 2015

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direbecca

Date

January 20, 2015

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Mushroom

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Growing on soil under mixed evergreen forest, specifically under Douglas Fir. These mushrooms were alongside the trail. Gilled, cap not wet or slimy. Appeared to be yellow in color, staining black in age. Younger showed yellow, while older rotting specimen were pure black. I think this could be a form of waxy cap, something I've heard called a 'Blackening Waxy Cap' but I don't know and certainly don't know the scientific name.

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Goldback Fern Pentagramma triangularis

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Many of these right along the trail amongst the other ferns. Since the rains the tell-tale gold spores haven't been notable.

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Amongst the other birds I saw two goldfinches, but didn't and still don't know what kind. I'm still new at this and will learn more and more as I go.

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No photos or sounds

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varied thrush Ixoreus naevius

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Definitely saw one. Two other birds that were probably thrushes were already around. They were in the brush under the trees rather than out in the meadow like the other birds this walk.

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No photos or sounds

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Chased off another (unknown) bird from the top of a fruit tree. Sat there like a sentinel then took off.

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wood strawberry Fragaria vesca

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Not in bloom.

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Turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Newer pretty turkey tails growing down a downed log. Underside bright white and pored.

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Buds that I'd been seeing earlier on other walks, here were turned purple and opened up to flowers. Took pictures that I will post.

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No photos or sounds

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California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Before he appeared there was a lot of chatter in the meadow. As soon as he came out all the chatter stopped and he lazily flew around and then away. I actually saw another hawk later much farther away that I think was also red shouldered but can't be sure due to the distance.

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No photos or sounds

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

4 of these (2 male, 2 female) hopping on the ground in front of me as I walked along the trail.

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Woodferns Family Dryopteridaceae

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Unknown which variety - I thought it was coastal. Took several photos that I'll add.

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California Maidenhair Fern Adiantum jordanii

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Hadn't seen many of these until this walk. Quite a few clutching the hillside along the trail.

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wavyleaf soap plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Fresh green leaves coming up (everywhere I go now) but I saw a lot here along the Hood Mountain Trail and on the margins between the woodland and open meadow.

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No photos or sounds

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

only one of these. He was in the same area as the western bluebirds and they flew off from him. it wasn't long before he was gone and the bluebirds returned.

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No photos or sounds

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western bluebird Sialia mexicana

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

I saw 21 of these, both male and female. They flew back and forth between the top branches of a leafless oak and some old fence posts in the meadow. They stayed close together in a loose flock.

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No photos or sounds

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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bjoelle

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

only saw one flying across the meadow on the Los Alamos side of the park.

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Spiders (Araneae) Order Araneae

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bearbear27

Date

January 11, 2015 02:06 PM PST

Description

Very little fur. 6 red legs and two black. It had a little bit of yellow on its butt. Small red fangs.

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bearbear27

Date

December 28, 2014 01:15 PM PST

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coffearobusta42

Date

January 6, 2015 11:02 AM PST

Description

Found growing on a Douglas fir snag. Perhaps, Xeromphalina campanella?

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Milkmaids Cardamine californica

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direbecca

Date

January 3, 2015

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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mytilludie

Date

January 6, 2015 03:08 PM PST

Description

Small bird in a tree about 7 feet off the ground. There were two in this tree and several others in a small bush next to them.

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richardwasson

Date

January 3, 2015

Description

1-1/2 Dia.