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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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Teasels Genus Dipsacus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 19, 2014 10:52 AM PDT

Description

On the list of species to be discouraged on the Preserve; the main target of today's work crew.

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 19, 2014 10:37 AM PDT

Description

On teasel.

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Bird's foot cliffbrake Pellaea mucronata

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 19, 2014 10:59 AM PDT

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Fernald's iris Iris fernaldii

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:41 PM PDT

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woodland-star Lithophragma affine

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:40 PM PDT

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Diogenes' lantern Calochortus amabilis

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:41 PM PDT

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snakeroot Sanicula crassicaulis

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:22 PM PDT

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mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:46 PM PDT

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pennyroyal Mentha pulegium

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:25 PM PDT

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

Description

Heard call. No visual. Rogers creek stream gauge site.

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California wild rose Rosa californica

Observer

mmjensen

Date

April 18, 2014 12:46 PM PDT

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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 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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Milk thistle Silybum marianum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

Description

From our work crew, removing thistles as time runs out before they all bolt to flower.

This individual, by common consent, was the mother of all milk thistle.

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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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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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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 16, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

Description

Two individuals; saw about ten on my short walk,

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:18 PM PDT