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What

Torrey's melicgrass Melica torreyana

Observer

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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What

slender wild oat Avena barbata

Observer

th0th

Date

April 22, 2015

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What

Western Blacklegged Tick Genus Ixodes

Observer

dave-barry

Date

April 22, 2015

Description

My Earth Day contribution pulling 2 ticks out of my neck and waist!

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What

Soft chess Bromus hordeaceus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 21, 2015

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What

purple needlegrass Nassella pulchra

Observer

th0th

Date

April 21, 2015

Description

Awns 7 - 8 cm long. Lower glumes 18 - 19 mm long. Although these florets are only about 0.8 mm wide. Found on serpentine.

This is the California state grass

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What

Emma's Dancer Argia emma

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

Emma's Dancer Argia emma

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

Pacific clubtail Gomphus kurilis

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

California Darner Rhionaeschna californica

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

Brome fescue Vulpia bromoides

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

red fescue Festuca rubra

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

Little quaking grass Briza minor

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

Rattlesnake grass Briza maxima

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

foxtail barley Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

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What

perennial ryegrass Lolium perenne

Observer

th0th

Date

April 19, 2015

Description

According to Smith, "Grasses of California" this species now includes L. multiflorum and L. rigidum, and is synonymous with Festuca perennis.

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What

Hairy chess Bromus commutatus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 18, 2015

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What

California Sister Adelpha californica

Observer

th0th

Date

April 17, 2015

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What

eggleaf spurge Euphorbia oblongata

Observer

th0th

Date

April 16, 2015

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

After a brief rest in the trees, two of these beauties spent some time circling high overhead.

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What

Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

th0th

Date

April 16, 2015

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What

Pacific ninebark Physocarpus capitatus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 15, 2015

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What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

th0th

Date

April 15, 2015

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Square

What

yellow bartsia Parentucellia viscosa

Observer

loarie

Date

April 11, 2015 07:47 PM PDT

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Square

What

Yellow Owl's Clover Triphysaria versicolor ssp. faucibarbata

Observer

loarie

Date

April 11, 2015 07:46 PM PDT

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What

Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 11, 2015

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What

Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

th0th

Date

April 12, 2015

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What

American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

th0th

Date

April 12, 2015

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What

Black-tailed Bumblebee Bombus melanopygus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 12, 2015

Description

This group took over an old bird nesting box for their nest. They mostly come and go, doing their duties, but a tap on the side brings a few out immediately to investigate the intrusion.

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Square

What

Yellow Mariposa Lily Calochortus luteus

Observer

loarie

Date

April 11, 2015 04:59 PM PDT