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Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

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What

poison oak

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

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Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

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Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:57 AM PDT

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Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:58 AM PDT

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What

strawberry Fragaria × ananassa

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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What

Columbines Genus Aquilegia

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 20, 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Description

This pretty blue-purple columbine just popped up under my pear tree where bell beans used to grow.

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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.

Tags

oak

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 20, 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Description

I was sitting under a cherry tree studying when I felt a little thud on my back. I reached over and grabbed it and found this goofy chunky little caterpillar had chewed through the cherry he was standing on! He was still intent on eating it even after the fall!

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What

anise swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 20, 2014

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Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Recurring 6-8 years of this fine rare bird.

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

dave-barry

Date

April 21, 2014

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Square

What

Turkey vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

dave-barry

Date

April 21, 2014

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Square

What

California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

dave-barry

Date

April 21, 2014
Amphibians

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Square

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

Description

A scene in one of the 'vernal pools' that form each spring in the ruts of the soggy dirt road between the creek and the water treatment pond here. They always fill with pollywogs in the weeks of their existence.

I suppose these are Sierran Treefrogs...

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Square

What

Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

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What

Western Box Elder Bug Boisea rubrolineata

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

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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.

Tags

Birds

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What

Birds Class Aves

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Description

A pair of these cruised leisurely into a flock of Tree Swallows briefly, and then flew away... This one had some sort of short interaction with one of the swallows before leaving.

I believe I've seen these consistently over the last year in this spot without ever being able to get a picture or even a good look. Usually they seem to be approaching the large water treatment pond, gliding in at around 50' elevation. I wonder whether anyone could hazard a guess.

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 10:40 AM PDT

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Square

What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 12:14 AM PDT

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What

Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 12:08 AM PDT

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What

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Battus philenor

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 12:05 AM PDT

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What

Pacific Clubtail Gomphus kurilis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 10:29 AM PDT

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What

Pineapple weed Matricaria discoidea

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 10:38 AM PDT

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Square

What

Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 12:20 AM PDT

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What

American Dog Tick Dermacentor variabilis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 12:49 AM PDT

Description

Picked up six of these wandering in the grassy verge of the creek trail. They made no attempt to bite in the hour I carried them; but crawled restlessly over my body until I plucked them off. My dog got three-- that I could find.

All of these were male.