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Tahoe sucker Catostomus tahoensis

Observer

loarie

Date

August 23, 2015 02:18 PM PDT

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Observer

loarie

Date

August 23, 2015 02:43 PM PDT

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel Callospermophilus lateralis

Observer

loarie

Date

August 23, 2015 03:03 PM PDT

Place

truckee (Google, OSM)

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Rockfringe Willowherb Epilobium obcordatum

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

Description

The only one I saw in the area. At the base of the granite rocks.

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Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

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ranger's buttons Sphenosciadium capitellatum

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

Description

End of season for these guys here--several plants in seed.

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scarlet gilia Ipomopsis aggregata

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

Description

One bent plant at trailhead.

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mountain bog gentian Gentiana calycosa

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

Description

Used to call this Explorer's gentian? Spectacular croppings of this gorgeous flower at upper Pole Creek.

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Fringed Grass of Parnassus Parnassia fimbriata

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

Description

What a treat! Plants not as widespread as last year at this time, but still several individual plants and a few "clumps" like this one.

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Larkspurs Genus Delphinium

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

Description

Last of the season in this area

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Anderson's thistle Cirsium andersonii

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 22, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 11, 2015 05:37 PM PDT

Description

Hint of red above eyes and on throat. Circled tree with neat rows of shallow holes. Is this a different bird than the one observed this morning?

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Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 11, 2015 08:26 AM PDT

Description

Actively poking neat rows of holes in tree. Doesn't match photos of mature bird. Perhaps an immature?

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tumble mustard Sisymbrium altissimum

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

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scarlet gilia Ipomopsis aggregata

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Description

Probably native landscaping. Sticky, with resinous odor. Exerted stamens.

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skeleton weed Chondrilla juncea

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2015 11:31 AM PDT

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white sweetclover Melilotus albus

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2015 11:28 AM PDT

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Giant Blazingstar Mentzelia laevicaulis

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2015 11:24 AM PDT

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Map Lichen Rhizocarpon geographicum

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 9, 2015 07:50 AM PDT

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Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 9, 2015 07:50 AM PDT

Description

Growing on granitic rock

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 9, 2015 07:30 AM PDT

Description

One photo from above, one photo with fungus turned over.

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California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 9, 2015 05:35 AM PDT

Description

Observed two fawns walking with doe. Gotta love the spots!

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

jzzipkin

Date

August 7, 2015 02:35 PM PDT

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common yarrow Achillea millefolium

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 12:11 PM PDT

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Arizona thistle Cirsium arizonicum

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 11:27 AM PDT

Description

Hairy leaves

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 11:07 AM PDT

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Pinemat Manzanita Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 10:49 AM PDT

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scouler's willow Salix scouleriana

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 10:25 AM PDT

Description

4 inch alternate leaves wider at the tip.

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White Fir Abies concolor

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 10:13 AM PDT

Description

Flat needles.

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Tobacco Brush Ceanothus velutinus

Observer

mtwig

Date

August 7, 2015 09:58 AM PDT

Description

Glossy sticky leaves triangular seed pods.