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California wild grape Vitis californica

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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purple star-thistle Centaurea calcitrapa

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direbecca

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August 20, 2015

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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direbecca

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August 20, 2015

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

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direbecca

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August 20, 2015

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great mullein Verbascum thapsus

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direbecca

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August 20, 2015

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

Description

One of 2 individuals here.

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bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Hornets and Yellowjackets Subfamily Vespinae

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Northern California Black Walnut Juglans hindsii

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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common snowberry Symphoricarpos albus

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Gall Midges Family Cecidomyiidae

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

Description

On White Alder

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white alder Alnus rhombifolia

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Harvestmen Order Opiliones

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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California Sister Adelpha californica

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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California Fuchsia Epilobium canum

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Hayfield Tarweed Hemizonia congesta

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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direbecca

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August 20, 2015

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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direbecca

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August 20, 2015

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California Ringlet Coenonympha tullia ssp. california

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

Description

Flock of about 10 here.

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Blue Oak Quercus douglasii

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bjoelle

Date

August 25, 2015 10:36 AM PDT

Description

Lots of Blue Oaks. We're hoping to join a study looking at the effects of drought on these trees. So we spent this morning identifying all the trees along this ridge. Many Blue Oaks, some Oregon, many Live Oak (mostly agrifolia but I think maybe one canyon).

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Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

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bjoelle

Date

August 25, 2015 09:16 AM PDT

Description

Recent fall. Wasn't here last week. Broken at the base showing some root rot. This tree was huge, and two of the other trunks had already been previously cut probably to accomodate the power lines overhead. This one tumbled into the trail. The broken branch on the trail had a large twig and mud (possibly crow?) nest inside. The weirdest part was finding twisted acorns on the tree. Is this normal? See the last two photos in the series.

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gall

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bjoelle

Date

August 25, 2015 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Cone-shaped gall on underside of blue oak leaf. Striped like a peppermint candy. Top of the cone flexible and soft to the touch. Otherwise firm but can be popped off the leaf with a fingernail

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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codyhough

Date

August 24, 2015

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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codyhough

Date

August 24, 2015 02:48 PM MDT

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

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icosahedron

Date

August 21, 2015 01:49 PM PDT

Description

The meadow bordering Santa Rosa Creek was full of these very large dragonflies in perpetual flight.

My impression was that they were probably green darners...

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Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala

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icosahedron

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August 21, 2015 01:30 PM PDT

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icosahedron

Date

August 21, 2015 12:25 PM PDT

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Crystalline Gall Wasp Andricus crystallinus

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bjoelle

Date

August 18, 2015 09:32 AM PDT

Description

One tree seemed overloaded with these galls, especially on certain leaves that were nearly covered. Other examples were on brown, fallen leaves on the ground.