Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

mytilludie

Date

September 15, 2014 02:40 PM PDT

Place

Spring Lake Park, Santa Rosa, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Fungus found growing on a black oak tree. Roughly 1 foot off a paved trail. Cool, wet, and spongy to the touch.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014

Place

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014

Place

Spring Lake, Santa Rosa, CA (Google, OSM)

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Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014

Place

Spring Lake, Santa Rosa, CA (Google, OSM)

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Gambusia Gambusia affinis

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Recently fledged juvenile.

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Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure if this is a young drake or adult in eclipse plumage

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Female

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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common tule Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

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Description

Still retaining one breeding plume.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Drake in Eclipse plumage.

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Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Old damaged hive.

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Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

carolinaa

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

About two feet tall, found about 8 ft. from the trail in savanna/oak woodland.

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Scorpions Order Scorpiones

Observer

dominicrivetti

Date

July 27, 2014

Place

38.4473..., -122.64... (Google, OSM)

Description

Small scorpions found underneath large rocks in dry grassy area. Temp around 82 degrees fahrenheit.

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

juvenile

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Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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water smartweed Persicaria amphibia

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

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Pacific forktail Ischnura cervula

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

male

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Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

female.

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

male, cooing.

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Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

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Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

Spring Lake Regional Park (Google, OSM)

Description

With fledgling.

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Punctelia bolliana

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 22, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This foliose lichen was seen growing on a living Black oak limb. Lobes were easily detached from this truly three-dimensional specimen, whose height above the branch substrate extended at least fifteen mm.

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 22, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This juvenile ground squirrel was seen in the context of a sizable colony with dozens of apertures into the soil and rock environment. It is busy dining, and allowed me to approach within three meters, unflinching.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 22, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This young California bay tree is about five meters tall, and is likely about eighteen years old. It is seen in a mixed oak-bay woodland along the trail.

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Family Parmeliaceae

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 22, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen off the Spring Creek Trail growing on Quercus kelloggii. Lobes are easily lifted and found to be brownish on the underside.

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Melica harfordii

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This Melic grass was seen as a single specimen near the southern shore of Lake Ralphine.

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Wrinkle Lichens Genus Tuckermannopsis

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This foliose lichen was seen on the trunk of a living oak tree, not too distant from the shore of Lake Ralphine.

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Leprocaulon microscopicum

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This lichen was seen on living Quercus garryana. The patch size is about five by seven cm.

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Xanthoparmelia ferruma

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 23, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This lichen was seen growing on a large rock not far from a main trail, at the edge of a mixed oak woodland.

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Bitter Wart Lichen (Pertusaria amara) Pertusaria amara

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 23, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This crustose lichen was seen growing on a living oak tree at the edge of a mixed oak woodland. The organism is quite thin and has the texture of extremely fine sandpaper. It is whitish grey in colour.

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Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 23, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This moss was observed growing on the trunk of a living Quercus kelloggii. Individual fronds of this moss (Image 2) are approximately sixteen mm long from tip to tip.

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Parmotrema mirandum

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 23, 2014

Place

Howarth Park (Google, OSM)

Description

This foliose lichen was seen on a living Quercus kelloggii trunk near the forest edge.

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Genus Camponotus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 14, 2014

Place

Spring Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

The subject of this image is the ant crawling within the blossom of the Calystegia occidentalis.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 14, 2014

Place

Spring Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen in flight and resting on a Malva plant along the rough trail to the peninsula.

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Salix babylonica

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 14, 2014

Place

Spring Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

This mature weeping willow was seen with roots in inundated soil. It is unlikely this specimen was cultivated due to its age predating the park and its considerable distance from any other landscaping features on the opposite side of Spring Lake.

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Canada goose Branta canadensis

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

May 14, 2014

Place

Spring Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

Canada geese male and female escorting their brood.

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