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Observer

th0th

Date

August 22, 2014

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What

Seep Monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 18, 2014 04:28 PM PDT

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What

Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 06:05 PM PDT

Description

Mendocino County, California, US

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What

Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 05:56 PM PDT

Description

Mendocino County, California, US

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 05:58 PM PDT

Description

Mendocino County, California, US

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 06:19 PM PDT

Description

Mendocino County, California, US

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Square

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen on the backshore with two other gulls of more mature plumage.

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Square

What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen in the backshore area on a dead stump protruding from the sand dunes.

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Square

What

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This bird was seen wading in the coastal creek that drains Lake Cleone.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This humble plant seems to occur widely in California's coastal zone. The height of this instance of the species is around twenty cm. Stems are flat, but also twisted.

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What

creamcups Platystemon californicus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom above the backshore on stabilized dunes, this attractive plant measures about eleven cm in height.

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What

Twinberry Lonicera involucrata

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This substantial woody shrub measures about 220 cm high and stands in the stabilized dune area above the backshore. The sparsely hairy leaves are acuminate with rounded bases; leaves are generally five to seven cm long. Tubular flowers are in pairs.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

This woody ceanothus shrub was seen in bloom atop the embankment upon which the old (now eroded away) road lies. This plant is about 130 cm high.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen growing in a mat of conjoined plants on the backshore of this sandy dune area.

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What

Cakile maritima integrifolia Cakile maritima

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

A number of these plants were growing on the sandy backshore. The plant height was typically about ten cm, but the lateral spread was roughly 45 cm.

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What

Lamp rush (Juncus hesperius) Juncus hesperius

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen growing on the sandy backshore near the creek stream channel that cuts through the sand. There are dozens of this species in a cluster, each plant being about 25 cm high. The rushes are growing in almost pure loose sand soil.

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Square

What

Sea Palm (Genus Postelsia) Genus Postelsia

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

The subject of this observation are the plants that protrude above this rocky island or skerry. Not clear whether they are even vascular plants, since they are clearly intertidal in nature. The small island is about ten meters wide, but is a distance of around 25 meters from shore at this mid-tide stage. Each principal wave totally submerges the island.

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What

Mendocino cypress Cupressus goveniana ssp. pigmaea

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This cypress was one of a number of this species in a grove seen not far from the shoreline. The age of most of these specimens is estimated to be 70 to 100 years. Despite the misleading subspecies name, this coastal cypress subspecies can attain heights of up to fifty meters; the specimens seen here were about ten to twenty meters high.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen in bloom on the sandy backshore in association with some Juncus and Searockets.

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What

southern cattail (Typha domingensis) Typha domingensis

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen growing at the western part of the lake. Note the very light tan color of the hard part of the flower spike.

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What

common waterweed (Elodea canadensis) Elodea canadensis

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen invading a large portion of the western end of the lake.

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Square

What

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) Larus occidentalis

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Seen just above the backshore in a group of four other gulls.

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What

mew gull Larus canus

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 02:54 PM PST

Description

the little one

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 02:56 PM PST

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What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 02:59 PM PST

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What

leather star Dermasterias imbricata

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 03:02 PM PST

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What

Black Katy Chiton Katharina tunicata

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 03:05 PM PST

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What

Sunflower Sea Star Pycnopodia helianthoides

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 03:15 PM PST

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What

Purple Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 03:19 PM PST

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Observer

loarie

Date

November 29, 2013 04:09 PM PST