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What

Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

April 13, 2014 08:59 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

What

poison oak

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 22, 2014 11:48 AM 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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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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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

Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 18, 2014 11:50 AM PDT

Description

On willow.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

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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Square

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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What

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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Square

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

Seen in the Native Plant Garden at the rear of the Sonoma Humane Society grounds.

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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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Square

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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Square

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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Square

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

This bird was seen in terrestrial locomotion in a landscaped area somewhat east of the Montecito Heights Raquet Club. The bird is wild, but seemed unusually unafraid as i walked by at a distance of three meters or so.

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 14, 2014 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Not in data base. Aceria erinea acc'd to Bug Guide.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

This ceanothus was observed within the Native Plant Garden of the Sonoma Humane Society. Some of the individuals were originally occurring, and further natives have been planted. In any case the wild garden is effectively naturalized at this point.

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What

daddylongleg spiders Family Pholcidae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 13, 2014 02:54 PM PDT

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What

Corn Cleavers Galium tricornutum

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 13, 2014

Description

Seen producing its white flowers after this native plant has invaded a landscaped area of the shopping center. The specimen stood about 32 cm high and manifested leaves of length 18 mm in whorls of seven.

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Square

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

Seen on the shore of southern Lake Ralphine.