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Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Skimmers Family Libellulidae

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

Observer

th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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cream cups Platystemon californicus

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

Description

One whole edge of the meadow is blooming with cream cups and has been for weeks.

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Tule Bluet Enallagma carunculatum

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icosahedron

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April 22, 2015 12:02 PM PDT

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Large Crane Flies Family Tipulidae

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icosahedron

Date

April 22, 2015 11:38 AM PDT

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Torrey's melicgrass Melica torreyana

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th0th

Date

April 22, 2015

Description

Fertile florets 1, spikelets 3 mm long, palea almost as long as lemma, upper glume 3 veined.

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Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

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icosahedron

Date

April 22, 2015 12:13 PM PDT

Description

1.25 cm.

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slender wild oat Avena barbata

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th0th

Date

April 22, 2015

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Ornate Tiger Moth Grammia ornata

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lindynik

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April 22, 2015 09:56 AM PDT

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April 22, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:41 AM PDT

Description

The botanist we were with called this deer brush, but the other 'deer brush' ID'd from the area isn't a match. I made a note Elephibasi / elefebasi before we walked away but without the spelling I can't find the ID.

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rose clover Trifolium hirtum

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:19 AM PDT

Description

I want to make sure this is the correct ID since there is a distinctive pink spot on each leaf which doesn't show on the other photos of rose clover...

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mustard Genus Brassica

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:08 AM PDT

Description

Tiny obviously mustard flowers on a trail through a mostly shaded oak woodland. The older plant had a singular tall stalk with flowers on it. The smaller plant photo shows the foliage better.

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sudden oak death Phytophthora ramorum

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:50 AM PDT

Description

It's a sad thing to see evidence of this disease...well, everywhere. Even at a thousands of acres preserve dedicated to science. This bay tree shows obvious signs of being a carrier, with the pathogen frying the tips of certain leaves. Good news, the only good news, is that drought seems to slow the spread somewhat as there is less water to spread the pathogen from plant to plant....

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coyote brush Baccharis pilularis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:37 AM PDT

Description

New growth. Unknown if this is a male or female plant.

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gallium Genus Galium

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:17 AM PDT

Description

Plant growing up and around the chamise. Botanist said these are easily ID's by looking at the leaflets around the stem. The older parts of the plants turned a beautiful magenta color that caught my eye.

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douglas fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

Description

New growth on the tips but very short. Growing in serpentine. Botanist explained that trees growing in this environment are often stunted and slow-growing, due to the low nutrient content of the serpentine soil.

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:43 AM PDT

Description

This is a native form of dandelion. Much larger/taller stalk with a tight clustered seed head. It was growing alone - not in a huge group as dandelions tend to do.

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Jepson's leptosiphon Leptosiphon jepsonii

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Rare little flower hidden among the larger flowers in a few open meadows that we checked. White five-petaled flower with a darker color towards the middle. A leaf whorl grows from around the stalk about halfway up.

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Pale Flax Linum bienne

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

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harding grass Phalaris aquatica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Non-native 'hardy' grass.

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coast live oak Quercus agrifolia

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

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Hedge Parsley Genus Torilis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:06 AM PDT

Description

This was introduced as 'sock destroyer' - it could also be California Hedge Parsley?

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Orange Bush Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Sticky Monkey Flower or Bandaid plant.

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Chile trefoil Acmispon wrangelianus

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:40 AM PDT

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Blow Wives Achyrachaena mollis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:39 AM PDT