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What

California Sister Adelpha californica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 01:21 PM PDT

Description

Right along Pine Flat Road, stayed still long enough, but wasn't close enough for my camera.

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Canyon Live Oak Quercus chrysolepis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 01:14 PM PDT

Description

Along Pine Flat Road as I walked back from Rob Roy Flat. Like many of the oaks I saw today, these were loaded with acorns. The cap is really distinctive on these.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

Description

The bays were also full of fruit. Some were growing in triplet. I've noticed this elsewhere in the county. Of course these trees I'm looking at tend to be on the margins (along trails) so they receive more light.

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Interior Live Oak Quercus wislizeni

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 11:06 AM PDT

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Square

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 10:01 AM PDT

Description

Lt gry completely flat crust, cracked throughout like dried mud. Black spots = fruiting bodies?

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Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Five-petaled pale pink flowers with darker pink lines on each petal radiating from the middle. Quite pretty. Single stalk, almost a brown-maroon color, not green. No distinguishable leaves; just what appeared to be buds. Growing in full sun in serpentine soil amongst hayfield tarweed and yellow star thistle.

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Gold Dust Lichens Genus Chrysothrix

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 10:25 AM PDT

Description

Orange crust on series of rocks shaded under a larger boulder. Appears dusty as opposed to comprised of nodules. Color is yel-org as opposed to red-orange

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Oaks Genus Quercus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 11:50 AM PDT
Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

Description

Definitely lemon yellow, contrasted with the deep orange lichen (in the lower right of photo as contrast) made up of textured nodules but to the naked eye lies flat on the boulder it's growing on.

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Round and flat, growing on vertical rock surface. On close look, "circle" is compromised of lt brown dots on a drk blackish background that shows best at the dark margin

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 10:03 AM PDT

Description

As I was photographing the lichens, there was buzzing in my ears from the flies that were around. Then I noticed them landing repeatedly on the crust lichens over and over. I wondered why that might be.

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 09:59 AM PDT

Description

Nearly perfectly flat growing on the shadier half of a boulder. Gryish drk brown in center. What stands out is the distinct lighter chocolate brown color only on ruffled edge of margin (newer growth?)

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 09:52 AM PDT

Description

Deep chocolate brown; looks like peels or petals, peeling up from the stone it's growing on. Black raised spots near the curled margins.

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 09:48 AM PDT

Description

Bright white, stood out against the light gry/green lichen growing near it. Also structure is lacier and more tube like if that makes sense. To the touch it lies mostly flat and would be hard to flake off the rock surface.

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Firedots Genus Caloplaca

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 09:55 AM PDT

Description

Deep orange crust lichen on rock. Made up of nodules appears the orange color is deeper in the center. Need a hand lens.

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What

Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 30, 2015 09:46 AM PDT

Description

Flat, lt. green/gry hue, growing on rock, seemed to be the most common or most prolific on these boulders. Throughout, crater-like cups stood out with a brownish interior. Several can be seen in this photo.

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Tanoak Notholithocarpus densiflorus

Observer

davidself

Date

July 24, 2015 09:12 AM PDT

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

davidself

Date

July 24, 2015 09:32 AM PDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

invertboy

Date

July 19, 2015 08:27 AM PDT

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Observer

fleist

Date

July 18, 2015 08:17 AM PDT

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What

golden-carpet wild buckwheat Eriogonum luteolum var. luteolum

Observer

davidself

Date

July 18, 2015 02:07 PM PDT

Description

In grassy edges of serpentine chaparral north above meadow behind 10,000 Pine Flat Rd

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greene's narrow-leaved daisy Erigeron greenei

Observer

davidself

Date

July 18, 2015 08:14 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~2 miles up Pine Flat Rd, on large serpentine road-cut just past neighbors stone gate. Viewed with Frederic Leist & Dan Noreen.

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denseflower rein orchid Piperia elongata

Observer

davidself

Date

July 16, 2015 10:13 AM PDT

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royal rein orchid Piperia transversa

Observer

davidself

Date

July 16, 2015 10:10 AM PDT

Description

1 plant, nearby is one P. elongata

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chaparral broomrape Orobanche bulbosa

Observer

davidself

Date

July 16, 2015 10:06 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 10, 2015

Description

While walking and looking at the bright pink bark and unfurling old bark, we saw the leaves were starting the drop. The light rain on the dry leaves made an amazing sound almost like trickling water. A story was told from a gal who lives in the area. One year she happened to be outside in the summer when, a heavy fog came through her madrones. She heard cracking and breaking and noticed that the tree's bark, with that little bit of moisture, started cracking open and peeling back, revealing the bright bark underneath. I hope someday to see that.

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 10, 2015

Description

Only heard one call, one time, far off the meadow we were walking through.

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Purple Martin Progne subis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 10, 2015

Description

Heard these as well -- I didn't sight any.

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 10, 2015

Description

Caught them at a glance flying away but mostly heard their calls.

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Wrentit Chamaea fasciata

Observer

bjoelle

Date

July 10, 2015

Description

Heard, did not see. Becoming familiar with their ping-pong-like song. The birding experts I was with agreed they were wrentits.

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