2013 season wrap-up!

from Andrea Williams, MMWD Vegetation Ecologist

The “Lakes Region” of Mount Tamalpais is as beautiful and diverse as it sounds, and the most-visited portion of our watershed lands. In 2013 we spent several days documenting that diversity and impact. With the contribution 65 dedicated volunteers and over 800 hours of time and effort, we once again made over 700 plant observations over the course of our blitz days! These observations represent over 200 taxa, including 25 not on MMWD’s species list; they are supported by nearly 350 specimens now curated in the California Academy of Science’s herbarium, by hundreds of records in iNaturalist and thousands of exquisite photographs. We documented weeds just coming into Marin: the first collections of Oriental hedge mustard (Sisymbrium orientale), African asparagus fern (Asparagus asparagoides), and woolly clover (Trifolium tomentosum) for the entire county! We found exciting wetland plants that were ...more ↓

Posted on September 27, 2013 03:13 PM by kestrel kestrel | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014

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Pacific Spiketail Cordulegaster dorsalis

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

Something's clicked recently with getting a lot of these out in the field. Thank Jesus!

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robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

I believe this is the named, coastal form/ fall flight.

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

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robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014 04:10 PM PDT

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Sudden oak death Phytophthora ramorum

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014 05:23 PM PDT

Description

All along the understory walk/Cataract Trail

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014 04:41 PM PDT

Description

Yellow Iris/ void of belly markings = Southern?

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Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta

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robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014 04:51 PM PDT

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California Ringlet Coenonympha tullia ssp. california

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014 05:23 PM PDT

Description

I've seen whiter ones as of late. This is more of a "May" form...

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Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 28, 2014 05:13 PM PDT

Description

"spots in the armpits" connotes non-native I learned.,,

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purple false brome Brachypodium distachyon

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

20 cm., fruiting, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Brachypodium distachyon

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notch-leaved clover Trifolium bifidum

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

20 cm., reddish, SW, no predation.

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common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

10 cm., white/pink, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Silene gallica

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clover #2

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

2.5 cm., green/yellow, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Trifolium variegatum

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clover #1

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

3 cm., yellow, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Trifolium dichotomum

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unknown #1

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

17 cm., budding, SW, no predation.

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chaparral willowherb Epilobium minutum

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

4.5 cm., purple flower, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Epilobium minutum

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Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

20 cm., purple-reddish, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Clarkia gracilis ssp. gracilis

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Douglas' stitchwort Minuartia douglasii

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

8 cm., white flower, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Minuartia douglasii

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Square

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

25 cm., cream-green, SW, no signs of predation.

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naked buckwheat Eriogonum nudum

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

June 17, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

boschniakia Project curator ID

Eriogonum nudum

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Square

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

July 3, 2014 01:09 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Rana boylii

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dgreenberger

Date

July 3, 2014 01:08 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Leopard Lily Lilium pardalinum

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

July 3, 2014 12:51 PM PDT

Place

kent lake (Google, OSM)

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Square

What

sticky western rosinweed Calycadenia multiglandulosa

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

June 17, 2014 10:12 AM PDT

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Square

What

Andrew's clintonia Clintonia andrewsiana

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

June 14, 2014 11:38 AM PDT

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Square

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dgreenberger

Date

June 14, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

Observer

scottsimono

Date

April 12, 2014

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Observer

scottsimono

Date

March 15, 2014

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What

Striped Coralroot Corallorhiza striata

Observer

scottsimono

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

On eastern terminus of Little Carson Falls Trail, in the deep shade of wooded slope of gulch

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Observer

scottsimono

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

Serpentine outcrop east of Little Carson Falls

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