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California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

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rjadams55

Date

January 16, 2011

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Larval California Giant Salamander hidden among the aquatic rocks in Armstrong Woods State Reserve. It was found by scanning all of the crevices in the rocks in a clear, shallow pool with my binoculars. This photo was taken from closer to the creek as the salamander slowly moved out of its retreat.

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

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abr

Date

June 26, 2015 07:57 AM PDT

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Winged and Once-winged Insects Subclass Pterygota

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deepredwater

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June 10, 2015 06:20 AM PDT
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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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deepredwater

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May 26, 2015 03:40 PM PDT

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Cazadero

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harvest brodiaea Brodiaea elegans

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buzzbee

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April 18, 2015 04:47 PM PDT

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Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena

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buzzbee

Date

June 23, 2015 02:52 PM PDT

Description

Found in grassland adjacent to wetland and coniferous forest.

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

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June 23, 2015 10:14 AM PDT
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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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jill4

Date

June 23, 2015 09:26 AM PDT

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California hazelnut Corylus cornuta var. californica

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June 21, 2015 10:10 AM PDT

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bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

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June 21, 2015 10:17 AM PDT

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lemon balm Melissa officinalis

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June 21, 2015 10:11 AM PDT

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Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca ssp. americana

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June 21, 2015 08:13 AM PDT

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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rjadams55

Date

January 19, 2014

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

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dave-barry

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

A flotilla of them sleep rafting.

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Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

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dave-barry

Date

June 14, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dave-barry

Date

June 14, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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dave-barry

Date

June 14, 2015

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Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

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dave-barry

Date

June 14, 2015

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Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

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dave-barry

Date

June 14, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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knightericm

Date

May 29, 2015 06:20 PM CDT

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Yellow Woodsorrel Oxalis stricta

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fvalcho

Date

May 30, 2015 11:51 AM PDT

Description

Need positive ID.
Guerneville CA
Fern Grove hotel

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European wild apple Malus sylvestris

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fvalcho

Date

May 30, 2015 05:33 PM PDT

Description

Family and variety unknown. Tea crabapple. Pink flowers.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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fvalcho

Date

May 29, 2015 12:53 PM PDT

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Russian River, Guerneville CA

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Sargent's cypress Cupressus sargentii

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leslie_flint

Date

June 7, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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rjadams55

Date

May 21, 2011

Description

Several of these heavily-splotched banana slugs were found this morning in a parking area surrounded by lush gardens and redwoods after an evening of rain.

Species level identification is based on distributional information and descriptions provided in "Checklist of the Land Snails and Slugs of California' (Barry Roth and Patricia S. Sadeghian, 2006), J. Leonard et al. (2007) "Phally polymorphism and reproductive biology in Ariolimax (Ariolimax) buttoni (Pilsbry and Vanatta, 1896) (Stylommatophora: Arionidae)" as well as conversations with and unpublished research by Dr.John Pearse and Dr Barry Roth.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

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bjoelle

Date

June 3, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Description

Bay Laurel along Fife Creek, but the most special tree is here, in the back by the greenhouse and garden. This tree makes a shady "room" and has small unique burls at the base. It is currently loaded with unripe bay nuts on its outer branches. When ripe the nuts inside the oily avocado-like flesh can be dried and lightly roasted. If prepared just right they make an excellent snack with a stimulant-like characteristic for most people.

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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bjoelle

Date

June 3, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Good size bracken fern patch by the well. Too late in the season but when they are very young as fiddleheads they can be edible. I've also believe that the =root system or rhizome can be used in basketry.

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Red-flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum

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bjoelle

Date

June 3, 2015 10:26 AM PDT

Description

In one spot along Fife Creek, up on the higher bank is a good amount of currant amongst the honeysuckle, poison oak and blackberry.

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Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii

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bjoelle

Date

June 3, 2015 10:11 AM PDT

Description

I'm hoping this purple-colored spike flower is easy to ID from afar - it was inaccessible to get a closer shot. It could be non-native as it's relatively close to the old farmhouse on the property and only appears in one spot between a redwood tree and the creek bed, mostly sun.

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Giant Reed Arundo donax

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bjoelle

Date

June 3, 2015 10:08 AM PDT

Description

One stand that I could see on the whole property, although some has popped out of a debris pile below a poplar on the whole other side of the farm. Healthy stand that isn't very big - the owner is talking about taking the rest out which is good. It's aggressive!

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