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Pinyon Mouse (Peromyscus truei) Peromyscus truei

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

I encountered this juvenile mouse in the exterior environment of a residential area, but just one meter from a relatively intact oak woodland. His right rear leg appeared injured, but he was able to engage in locomotion fairly well. So i assisted him in re-entering the woodland, where he would be safer. I hope he is recovering. I deemed his prospects better to survive in the native environment, rather than to stress him with captivity and transport to the nearest wildlife rescue, which would be closed at the late hour.

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

April 13, 2014 08:59 AM PDT

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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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narrow-waisted hymenopterans Suborder Apocrita

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 11:52 AM PDT

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 11:21 AM PDT

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Diogenes' lantern Calochortus amabilis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 11:38 AM PDT

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Aphids Superfamily Aphidoidea

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 10:28 AM PDT

Description

Many of these on the underside of big leaf maple leaves.

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Climbing Bedstraw Galium porrigens

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Growing in, over a nice stand of False Lupine.

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Garter Snakes Genus Thamnophis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 02:46 PM PDT

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Downy Leather-winged Beetle Podabrus pruinosus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 21, 2014 12:59 AM PDT

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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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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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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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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.