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What

Deer Mice Genus Peromyscus

Observer

kschnei

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

This little mouse, perhaps 2-3 inches long without the tail, was foraging for food in the cabin at night. Although perhaps a House Mouse would be the expected species, the eyes look big and the tail somewhat bicolored, so I'm wondering if this could be Peromyscus instead?

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What

Eutamias sonomae Tamias sonomae

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Found this poor little guy dead in the middle of the road.

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What

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) Asclepias speciosa

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

I love milkweed flowers, unfortunately I just missed these ones. Found this small group of plants growing along the roadside.

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What

Giant Blazingstar (Mentzelia laevicaulis) Mentzelia laevicaulis

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Found this growing the in sandy portions of a alluvial fan of a dried up creek. Is this Kalamath weed?

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What

Genus Ceanothus Genus Ceanothus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Brain fart, I can't remember what this shrub is called. Buckbrush?

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What

Valley Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. fitchi

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Seen a lot of garter snakes while swimming on the river. This was the only one that had red markings. All the others were black and yellow.

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What

Tule Elk Cervus elaphus ssp. nannodes

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

What's another word for poop, that starts with S and ends with T kids?

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What

Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Pretty fresh stuff, I would say that it was laid down the night before.

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Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Seen on the Sunset campground nature trail. Growing in the thick of the chaparral among lots of chamise, and manzanitas. Soil was poor, kinda sandy, and conditions were very very hot and dry. There was a interpretive guide, but it simply referred to this shrub as a scrub oak.

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What

Gray Pine Pinus sabiniana

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

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What

California Black Oak Quercus kelloggii

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Went camping for a couple days with the family. Lake Pillsbury is one of our favorite places to go. It is a little off the beaten trail, but its definitely worth it. The lake was only 40 percent full this time we visited, which meant there was no good swimming water immediately by the campground. We ended up driving around the lake to where the Lake Pillsbury Resort is located and swam there for a while.

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What

Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Sunset campground, site 6

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What

Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

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Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Oregon white oak observed on the Sunset campground nature trial. Growing on the fringe of a oak pine woodland and the chaparral.

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What

Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Huge old madrone found on the Sunset campground nature trail.

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What

Tule Elk Cervus elaphus ssp. nannodes

Observer

dianejh

Date

April 22, 2012

Description

Tule Elk grazing on Gravelly Valley above Lake Pillsbury, in the upper Eel River basin in Lake County

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

dianejh

Date

July 10, 2013

Place

Soda Creek (Google, OSM)

Description

Rattlesnake near Soda Creek, a tributary to the Upper Eel River.

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What

Western Pond Turtle Actinemys marmorata

Observer

dianejh

Date

July 10, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Western Pond Turtle in Soda Creek, a tributary to the Upper Eel River.

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What

Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

this snake was about three feet long and lying off to the side of he road when i spotted it. it was very sunny out about mid day so it was probably trying to catch some sun. it stayed there for a while so i could take a picture and then slithered off the road into the grass

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scorpions Order Scorpiones

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

i was gathering some fire wood and turned over a log only to find this scorpion that was about the size of a silver dollar. it didnt move much and was in no hurry to get away so i let it be

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Date

July 7, 2011

Description

I saw a black bodied caterpillar that had red nodules up and down its back. Each nodule had a tuft of hair coming out of it. My mom touched the hairs and a milky white liquid appered on the hairs. My mom later complained her finger was numb after she touched it.

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What

Curly dock Rumex crispus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 14, 2010

Description

non-native to California

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What

Tule Elk Cervus elaphus ssp. nannodes

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 13, 2011

Description

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What

Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

May 23, 2009

Description

I'm not exactly sure on the id here.

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What

Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

May 24, 2009

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What

Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

May 24, 2009

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What

American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 12, 2011

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 13, 2011

Description

A extremely common lizard to be found in California. Also unique is it's defense against Lyme disease. The lizard has a protein in its blood that kills off Lyme disease. I often will catch these lizards in the spring and early summer to find behind their partial gular folds a horde of tiny sub-adult ticks. One time I found 14 ticks on one lizard. Eventually the ticks will out grow the lizard and come looking for a larger meal, namely myself hiking along the trail. Thankfully enough the lizard has neutralized the potential risk for lyme disease in the ticks. Of course there are still many different vectors for the disease to be spread eg (deer, kangaroo rats, dogs), but none-the-less we can be grateful to our scale blue bellied friends.