Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

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.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

Description

Two individuals; saw about ten on my short walk,

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 14, 2014 11:05 AM PDT

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

daddylongleg spiders Family Pholcidae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 13, 2014 02:54 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

chellysmelly

Date

April 12, 2014 02:28 PM PDT

Description

Butterfly or moth caterpillar. Sparse hair. Found with spiderweb like material around them, they seem to be creating the web themselves.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This variety is more specialized to chaparral and its leaves are slightly smaller than var. wislizeni. This specimen was growing in thick chaparral and its height is about three meters, with leaves about nineteen mm long. Note there is a sizable single Douglas fir in the background that has invaded the chaparral due to aggressive fire suppression practiced here over the last half century.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Buckthorns (Family Rhamnaceae) Family Rhamnaceae

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This compact woody native shrub was seen along a rough trail at Rincon Ridge amid the chaparral.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tricolored Blackbird Agelaius tricolor

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

This bird was seen terrestrially near the boat ramp area of Lake Ralphine.

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Goldfields Lasthenia gracilis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 7, 2014 12:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

lindseyaelliott

Date

April 11, 2014 12:01 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

evelynch

Date

April 10, 2014 09:00 PM PDT

Description

He was about 3 inches from wing to wing and about 2.5 inches from head to bottom. A little pink coloration on the wings, very pretty moth. It was transfixed to my porch light

Photos / Sounds

What

coast clover Trifolium wormskioldii

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

Seen invading a landscaped area near the street curb. The height of this specimen is about seven cm.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This foliose lichen was seen growing on a Douglas fir.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Grasshoppers Suborder Caelifera

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This creature was seen in flight and then resting on a rock amid the chaparral for almost a minute.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

Numerous Bowltube iris were seen in bloom on Rincon Ridge today. The stature of these plants in the chaparral was only about ten cm high.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This tuft-grass was seen growing near the trail edge on Rincon Ridge. The flower spike reached a height of about 28 cm, and the arching green soft leaves were about 21 cm long. The panicle is rather delicate and narrow, but has a length of up to nine cm.

Photos / Sounds

What

Oracle oak Quercus × moreha

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This oak was seen growing amid the chaparral. It has achieved a height of about three meters. The spiked, but soft, leaf margins are exhibited on the young leaves. The leaves are about three to four cm long, glossy olive-green above and a duller olive-green abaxially.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 8, 2014 11:57 AM PDT

Description

mating

Photos / Sounds

What

California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 8, 2014 05:19 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 9, 2014

Description

This woody shrub was observed armed with spines along its stems that exceeded 1.5 cm. The growth habit of this specimen was erect and exaggerated in its vertical form with a very stiff main stem; height was about three meters. The leaves lack petioles and arise from the stems or thorns directly in clusters of three.