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What

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

th0th

Date

August 22, 2014

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Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Observer

th0th

Date

August 22, 2014

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Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata

Observer

th0th

Date

August 22, 2014

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What

White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Observer

th0th

Date

August 22, 2014

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Observer

sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:31 PM PDT

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:10 PM PDT

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

Observer

sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:39 PM PDT

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Sea Anemone Order Actiniaria

Observer

sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:17 PM PDT

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What

Sea Urchins Class Echinoidea

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sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:12 PM PDT

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What

wakame Undaria pinnatifida

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sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:19 PM PDT

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California Mussel Mytilus californianus

Observer

sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:19 PM PDT

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Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

Observer

sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:16 PM PDT

Description

rocky tide pool

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sterling

Date

July 12, 2014 04:25 PM PDT

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What

naked buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum) Eriogonum nudum

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

Growing on the level coastal prairie at the headlands.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Place

Big River (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen scurrying on the wet sand of the intertidal zone. This critter was about eight mm long, and due to his speed and the bad lighting, the photos are quite poor.

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What

Perennial Cornflower Centaurea montana

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

This plant was seen in the cafe garden. Its height was about 40 cm. This is one of the only fine dining establishments in the town of Mendocino that welcomes dogs.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen on the coastal prairie not far from the lighthouse.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This willow stand is a product of an erosion control experiment, in which native willow mats were woven to prevent further erosion of the steep cliffs here. Since the Hooker willow is native here and it has naturalized from its initial establishment, it can be considered wild or naturalized in this instance. This state of California technical report is further confirmation that the willow taxon here is Hooker willow: http://www.ports.parks.ca.gov/pages/21299/files/point%20cabrillo%20resource%20summary%2004-11-08.pdf

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

Seen within the coastal scrub here at the headlands. This woody shrub was about 90 cm high, and its many stems exhibited sparse and small leaves.

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What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

Seen in the coastal scrub of the Mendocino Headlands.

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Calla Lily Zantedeschia aethiopica

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Be careful when getting the close-up view of this flower, since the colony is over the cliff edge, where the chasm below extends sixty meters! This is functionally a blowhole, but the entrance to the sea is not covered.

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Place

Big River (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen crawling swiftly on the lower sandy backshore consisting of unstablized low lying dunes.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Place

Big River (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen in bloom on the sandy backshore at the mouth of Big River.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom not far from the cliff edge on the coastal prairie. This is a substantial sized plant.

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What

Black Mustard Brassica nigra

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen growing on the coastal blufftop at Cabrillo Point.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen on the level clifftheop area of Cabrillo Point not far from the lighthouse.

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What

Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This young plant was seen on the level clifftop area at the point.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This woody shrub is about 250 cm tall. It was seen along the main road to the lighthouse. This taxon appears to be non-native.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen with fresh basal leaf growth and dry flower stalks from last year's growth. The height of this plant was about one meter. The 3-ternate leaves are coarsely serrate and reflexed. Leaflet length is five to ten cm. This individual was seen on level ground on the coastal prairie not far from the woven willow erosion project on the cliffs.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen not far from the road to the lighthouse amid Bishop pine needle litter. I found this creature nested cozily under a rock, and then, of course, restored his home. This guy was about ten cm long, if uncoiled.