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What

California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

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What

Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

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What

Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014
Birds

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What

Birds Class Aves

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

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th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

Growing on the bark of a black walnut.

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th0th

Date

December 20, 2014

Description

On the base of an oak tree. Leaves 1.7 - 2 mm long. Seta 2 mm. Stomates cryptoporous.

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What

Cumberland Rock Shield Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia

Observer

th0th

Date

December 18, 2014

Description

Thallus loosely attached to a large rock. Soredia and isidia lacking. Pycnidia shown above. K+ yellow, slowly darkening to red.

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 18, 2014

Description

A mat of stems on soil. Leaves 1.6 - 2.3 mm in length.

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What

Mortar rim-lichen Lecanora dispersa

Observer

th0th

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

On an old chuck of cinder block. No thallus visible. Disc margin pruinose. Paraphyses slender, mostly unbranched. It is difficult to identify definite asci, but what appear to be ascospores are oval measuring 5-6 x 7-9 µm. Apothecial margin K-, C-

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Observer

th0th

Date

April 4, 2011

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th0th

Date

December 15, 2014

Description

In the basin of a basement sump pump 74 x 52 µm. (bright field and phase contrast)

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 15, 2014

Description

In the basin of a basement sump pump.

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bufoniddance

Date

December 13, 2014 02:39 PM PST

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Square

What

Alder Genus Alnus

Observer

bufoniddance

Date

December 13, 2014 01:46 PM PST

Description

Roots scoured my storm debris on 12/11/2014

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What

Bay laurel

Observer

bufoniddance

Date

December 13, 2014 01:19 PM PST

Description

Mass wasting event of 12/11/2014 storm. 5ft high walls.

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What

Mushroom

Observer

bufoniddance

Date

December 13, 2014 12:37 PM PST

Description

Please ID. Lots of these in Goodman upland area.

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What

Myxomycete

Observer

bufoniddance

Date

December 4, 2014 01:39 PM PST

Description

On the underside of coast line oak leaf litter at the Dwight center. Nothing beats these 'planimals'!

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bufoniddance

Date

December 4, 2014 01:30 PM PST

Description

At the Dwight center, emerging from oak leave litter near mixomycete species.

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bufoniddance

Date

December 2, 2014 09:43 AM PST

Description

These red bellied newts are all over the Pepperwood Preserve entrance road after the recent rain. Interestingly, we seem to see California newts in this part of the preserve more often.

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 13, 2014

Description

On the bark of an oak tree. Leaves about 2 mm long, numerous julaceous branches, weak supplementary costae.

Fungi

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What

Fungus Kingdom Fungi

Date

December 13, 2014 12:09 PM PST

Description

Found in grassy area in oak woodland with encroaching evergreens. Recently rained in the area, chilly temperatures. 10 mushrooms with thin, wide, white caps in the vicinity, curled up at the edges. Growing very close to the ground.

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What

Douglas fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

adinamaya

Date

August 26, 2014 08:10 AM PDT

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 12, 2014

Description

Growing on a very old piece of cinder block. I can't find anything exactly like it in Malcolm, Shevock & Norris. Leaves mostly 1.5 x 0.65 mm. Cells hexagonal in midleaf 70 x 21 µm, rectangular at base 90 x 15 µm. Border two rows of narrow cells.

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

lindynik

Date

December 11, 2014 01:17 PM PST

Description

Walking stick, found on the outside wall of the Bechtel House.

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What

Clover Weevil Sitona hispidulus

Observer

th0th

Date

December 7, 2014

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 6, 2014

Description

On a boulder with partial sun exposure. Leaves mostly 2.0 x 0.6 mm (3 mm with awn) Adaxial costa width only two cells.

Fungi

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What

Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

th0th

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

On the bark of a walnut tree.

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

mytilludie

Date

December 1, 2014

Description

Thousands of males swimming beneath a log in the pond. These photos were taken underwater. I also took a video of them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poYAGx9LfY0

Plants

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Square

What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

mytilludie

Date

December 1, 2014

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Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

mytilludie

Date

December 1, 2014