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What

Rhachocnemis validus

Observer

alice_abela

Date

February 8, 2016 05:39 PM PST

Place

Ocean Park, Santa Barbara County, California (Google, OSM)

Description

Immature. Ocean Park, Santa Barbara County, California

Photos / Sounds

What

Shoulderbands Genus Helminthoglypta

Observer

alice_abela

Date

February 9, 2016 06:01 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Mixed oak woodland and riparian vegetation surrounding hillside seep. Santa Barbara County, California

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What

Seven-spotted Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata

Observer

flygrl67

Date

May 15, 2009

Place

Gaviota peak, California (Google, OSM)

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What

Cobalt milkweed beetle Chrysochus cobaltinus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

May 21, 2010 01:25 PM PDT

Place

Tresspass trail, Gaviota, California (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sierra Snapdragon Antirrhinum multiflorum

Observer

flygrl67

Date

May 15, 2009

Place

Tresspass trail, Gaviota, California (Google, OSM)

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What

Woolly Yerba Santa Eriodictyon tomentosum

Observer

flygrl67

Date

May 15, 2009

Place

Tresspass trail, Gaviota, California (Google, OSM)

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

flygrl67

Date

May 15, 2009

Place

Gaviota peak, CA (Google, OSM)

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What

Segestria pacifica

Observer

alice_abela

Date

February 8, 2016 05:02 PM PST

Place

Ocean Park, Santa Barbara County, California (Google, OSM)

Description

Ocean Park, Santa Barbara County, California

Photos / Sounds

What

Padre's shootingstar Primula clevelandii

Observer

flygrl67

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Trespass trail, Gaviota, CA (Google, OSM)

Tags

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

typefiend

Date

February 8, 2016 09:59 AM PST

Place

Los Padres National Forest, Santa Ynez, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ceanothus Genus Ceanothus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

February 16, 2013

Place

Gaviota peak, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this is C. cuneatus growing not far below the summit. I returned to this location 2/7/2016, and the Ceanothus at and near the summit looked like they were 1-2 weeks from blooming. There were just a few Ceanothus plants blooming at the lower half of the Trespass trail.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Ceanothus Genus Ceanothus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Tresspass trail, Gaviota, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this may be C. cuneatus growing on the lower half of the Trespass trail.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Ceanothus Genus Ceanothus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Tresspass trail, Gaviota, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this is C. cuneatus (Buckbrush). It was growing in a crack of a big boulder overhanging a canyon (highway 101/1 and the Gaviota pass). On this day I did not observe any Ceanothus blooming at a higher elevation than this, and I saw just a few bushes in bloom below this plant. I think the reflected heat of the boulder plus the most soil below it may have caused this plant to bloom a little earlier than most of the other Ceanothus that looked like they were about 1-2 weeks from blooming.

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

graceg

Date

February 7, 2016 04:04 PM PST

Place

Slough Rd, , CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sheep Crab Loxorhynchus grandis

Observer

graceg

Date

February 7, 2016 03:58 PM PST

Place

Slough Rd, , CA, US (Google, OSM)
Plants

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

katyblackburn

Date

February 6, 2016 05:18 PM PST

Place

Los Padres National Forest, Goleta, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

lsweet

Date

February 7, 2016 02:17 PM PST

Place

430 Mathilda Dr, Goleta, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

giant keyhole limpet Megathura crenulata

Observer

graceg

Date

February 7, 2016 03:53 PM PST

Place

Slough Rd, , CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Keyhole limpet, by not sure what type.

Photos / Sounds

What

Santa cruz island paintbrush

Observer

cathychambers

Date

January 29, 2016 02:07 PM PST

Place

Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands National Pk, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Santa cruz island sanicula?

Observer

cathychambers

Date

January 29, 2016 01:46 PM PST

Place

Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands National Pk, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Flame Firedot Lichen Caloplaca ignea

Observer

metsa

Date

January 30, 2016 11:28 AM PST

Place

7445 Figueroa Mountain Road, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

on rock

ID by Kerry Knudsen, CALS meeting

Photos / Sounds

What

Ramalina leptocarpha

Observer

metsa

Date

January 30, 2016

Place

3566 Brinkerhoff Ave, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

some really odd looking Ramalina here

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Opegrapha

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016 01:54 PM PST

Place

Santa Cruz Island, ca (Google, OSM)

Description

Opegrapga herbariom ID by Kerry Knudsen - unless I mad a mistake, CALS meeting

Lyralae, trenrepholia

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What

Bushy Lichens Genus Ramalina

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

on bark of tree

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016 01:43 PM PST

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)
Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

on tree branch

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

on old fence post

again, the names in Latin were flying by me....

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

On an old wood fence post

names of the lichens on the fence post were flying by - I wrote "Lucania fucella" or "coreopsis"....

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What

Anthaxia caseyi

Observer

alice_abela

Date

May 13, 2015 04:16 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Harris Grade Road, Santa Barbara County, California

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What

blue wild rye Elymus glaucus

Observer

teal2

Date

February 4, 2016 04:13 PM PST

Place

Marymount Way, Goleta, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

jerry9

Date

February 4, 2016 04:13 PM PST

Place

101–129 Atlantic Ln, Goleta, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

California sagebrush Artemisia californica

Observer

jerry9

Date

February 4, 2016 04:10 PM PST

Place

Marymount Way, Goleta, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Bird's Nest Fungi Family Nidulariaceae

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Fieldcap Bolbitius titubans

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

inky caps Genus Coprinus

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Wood Mushroom Agaricus silvicola

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Mower's Mushroom Panaeolina foenisecii

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Genus Peziza

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Shiny Mottlegill Panaeolus semiovatus

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Agaricus californicus

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4128..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Sandy Stilt-puffball Battarrea phalloides

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4089..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Arched Earthstar Geastrum fornicatum

Observer

longwell

Date

February 4, 2016

Place

34.4085..., -119.87... (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bushy Lichens Genus Ramalina

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

on tree limb

Photos / Sounds

What

giant coreopsis Leptosyne gigantea

Observer

flygrl67

Date

February 23, 2013 03:27 PM PST

Place

Point Sal, California (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

raam

Date

February 3, 2016 10:25 AM PST

Place

7173–7255 Phelps Rd, Goleta, CA, US (Google, OSM)
Plants

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

katyblackburn

Date

February 3, 2016 10:55 AM PST

Place

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ablautus vanduzeei

Observer

alice_abela

Date

March 12, 2014 04:40 PM PDT

Place

Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve, Santa Barbara County, California (Google, OSM)

Description

male with prey

Photos / Sounds

What

Point Conception Jerusalem Cricket Ammopelmatus muwu

Observer

alice_abela

Date

February 3, 2015 05:30 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Surf Beach, Santa Barbara County, California

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What

Bushy Lichens Genus Ramalina

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruffle Lichens Genus Parmotrema

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016 01:39 PM PST

Place

Santa Cruz Island, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Pale gray upper surface with blue soralia (?) on the curled margins. Black rhizines (simple, unbranched) on margins and lower surface. Upper surface is also kind of "marbled" with black dots and changes in color.

1b. soredia present
2b. soredia rounded or crescent-shaped, margins often ciliate

>> P. arnoldii or P. perlatum ?
McCune (2014)

extremely beautiful