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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

April 13, 2014 08:59 AM PDT

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What

California Black Oak Quercus kelloggii

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

This Q. kelloggii was seen in a residential neighborhood. Its age is about sixty years, exceeding the age of any homes on this ridge. Note two instances of young leaves sprouting directly from the trunk.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Place

Chase Road (Google, OSM)

Description

This furry caterpillar was seen in terrestrial locomotion. The surrounding habitat is mixed oak woodland.

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Whiteleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos manzanita

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

This statuesque Whiteleaf manzanita was seen in a chaparral pocket of the otherwise predominant mixed oak woodland. Its height is about 3.5 meters. The ground is very rocky and sloping at about 13 degrees, south facing. Berries are fairly well developed at this stage.

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Trumpet Lichen (Cladonia fimbriata) Cladonia fimbriata

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

This minute Cladonia was seen growing on a native rock on the forest floor within the open canopy mixed oak woodland. The height of this specimen is about five mm and the cup diameter is about 1.5 mm. Note the shaggy stalk and bluish cup interior.

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Pacific pea (Lathyrus vestitus) Lathyrus vestitus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Seen growing in a rocky ridge area amid mixed oak woodland habitat.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Seen growing on the trunk of a Quercus garryana.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

This moss was seen growing on the trunk of a living Quercus kelloggii tree about two meters above the soil surface.

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What

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Seen perching in a Quercus kelloggii tree.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom in a ruderal area near the sidewalk. The height of this specimen is approximately 25 cm.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Seen growing in a ruderal area near the sidewalk. The height of this specimen was about 25 cm.

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California Ringlet Coenonympha tullia ssp. california

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

This individual was seen in flight and then coming to rest, being quite stationary on this plant for about one minute.

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eggleaf spurge (Euphorbia oblongata) Euphorbia oblongata

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

About two dozen of these plants were seen in bloom over a relatively compact area of about 400 square meters. Their bloom has occurred within the last week. The average height of these plants is about 60 cm. This location is in a somewhat sunny, rocky clearing on a south facing slope surrounded by mixed oak woodland.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 10:40 AM PDT

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 12:14 AM PDT

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What

Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 11:50 AM PDT

Description

On willow.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

This subtle crustose lichen was seen growing on native rock in a sunny clearing within an open canopy mixed oak woodland. The size of this roughly circular colony is about three cm. The colour of the specimen is similar to that of the rock.

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What

goose neck moss Genus Rhytidiadelphus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

This luxuriant moss colony was seen growing on a living Quercus garryana tree. Individual fronds are about two cm long plus a one cm rooting structure.

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red fescue Festuca rubra

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

Seen growing in a rock crevice in a sunny clearing within the mixed oak woodland. The culm (including flower spike) height is about 60 cm. Cauline leaves are 25x1 cm, and basal leaves are 30x.7 cm.

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Catmint Nepeta cataria

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

Seen blooming in a sunny clearing within the broader oak woodland habitat.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This foliose lichen was seen growing in a chaparral area on native rock.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

Seen growing on native rock on a steep slope within an open canopy oak woodland.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

Seen growing on the trunk of an oak tree. The specimen had a very dry aspect and was in cascading or decumbent form. Individual fronds are about two cm long.

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hedge mustard Sisymbrium officinale

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

This weedy plant was seen below the trail on a rather steep slope with a disturbed habitat beneath an open canopy oak woodland. This plant is surely non native. It is quite large, measuring almost 120 cm in height, but its heavy top has rendered it essentially prostrate.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 17, 2014

Place

Chase Road (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen in a chaparral area, two males were seen in combat, and a total of six of this species were present in a localized interactive setting.

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 17, 2014

Description

This young madrone was observed in an open canopy mixed oak woodland. It stood about three meters high, and is exhibiting its characteristic smooth orange bark on the main stem.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 17, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom in a vacant lot, which can be considered a ruderal grassland, this semi-erect Trifolium stands at about 14 cm in height.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

This pea was seen blooming in the understory of an open canopy mixed oak woodland on the hillside here.

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What

French broom Genista monspessulana

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom on the moderately steep hillside in a partial clearing under the mixed oak woodland open canopy. The shrub height was about 140 cm.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

This clumpgrass was seen in several instances along the southern flank of the running trail. The area is shaded by oak dominant woodland. The growth habit is decumbent, and the maximum height of this grass is no more than 17 cm, although the breadth of the clump is about forty cm.

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