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moss Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

mackensierose

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of live oaks, fungus, lichen, tan oaks, and bay trees.

Fungi

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Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

mackensierose

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of live oak, moss, tan oak, bay trees, and fungus.

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Coastal Woodfern Dryopteris arguta

Observer

mackensierose

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of lichens, moss, redwoods, starflowers, fungus, bay, and tan oaks.

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What

moss Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

mackensierose

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of lichens, starflowers, bay, and tan oaks.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

electralyman

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

This beetle is just hanging out on a little milkweed plant. Beetle is possibly sucking nectar or just eating the plant itself. Beetle is about half an inch and is a mixture of blue, turquoise, and purple.

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Live Oak Apple Gall Wasp Callirhytis quercuspomiformis

Observer

electralyman

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Seems to be an oak gall, however, I am definitely unsure. It was found under an oak tree. Is kind of in the shape of a mushroom and is a clay brown color. There is lichen growing out of the bottom . Is a little over one inch in length. This mysterious item was found on the ground under an oak tree.

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Owls Family Strigidae

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Feather found near Turtle Pond It is very soft, brown with 3 white spots. Likely a feather of some sort of owl.

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Sierran Treefrog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

electralyman

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

This baby frog was found under a rock. About a little less than an inch long. Green and brown markings. Very feisty and fast moving.

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san diego button-celery Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found growing around turtle pond on/under dried rushes about 18 ft from pond.

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Flatsedges Genus Cyperus

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Growing in a band around turtle pond. Band of Sedges begins about 8 feet from edge of pond and is about 3 ft wide. Area around pond is exposed to direct sunlight.

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Pacific Newts Genus Taricha

Date

July 29, 2014 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Three black individuals, found near one red individual, juveniles, very sluggish movements, found under rock 3 yards from pond

Fungi

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Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

electralyman

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

White crust on fallen branch. Along with bumpy white and green lichen. Six inch patch of white crust.

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gumweed Madia gracilis

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Growing on hillside in grassland in direct sunlight. A few others in area. Lots of buckwheat and wild oat in area.

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Observer

zeliah

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

It was on the trail, in a woodland area. Similar in size to the leaves next to it (visible in photo).

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moss Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

In the plot, there was area of moss on the ground that was together. The ground seemed wet but also seemed like it was duff.

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Lichen

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

There were very few lichen on the loose branches in the plot that we were in.

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round-fruited sedge Carex globosa

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

In the plot, there were two sedges about a meter away from each other. The edges of the sedge were sharp along the sides.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

There was one bay that was in the plot and barely starting to sprout. It has been eaten and does not have much sunlight for it to grow.

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Shield Lichens Genus Parmelia

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

In the plot, there were lichen on the loose branches. There were just some areas of lichen in that plot.

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redwood Genus Sequoia

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

In the plot, there were seven small redwoods which included one that was dead and one that had a split trunk. The plot next to this one had a huge redwood that has died due to a fire. The redwoods in this plot was probably from it's sprouts.

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California milkwort Polygala californica

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

The green plant was on close to the ground and spread out. It looked like the leaves were on a vine. That was the only green plant that was in that plot.

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Western Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

There were about three poison oaks in a row all next to each other. The poison oak was small and did not had many leaves.

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moss Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

The moss was on the rock on its highest points. That was the only rock that had moss in that plot. The area had a lot of shade because there were many redwoods.

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Cartilage Lichens Genus Ramalina

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

This type of lichen was everywhere on the branches of the trees. Lichen could be spotted everywhere around that area.

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Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

The cicada was resting on the side of the trail and making noise. Several other cicadas could be seen at that location also.

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Lung Lichen Genus Lobaria

Observer

jenniferhuynh

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

In the plot, there were lichen on the loose branches in that area. The plot had partial shade and partial sunlight.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

zeliah

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

In a dry pond, near a dry grassland, only saw one in the area, stayed fairly still, but still moved around.

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bay laurel Umbellularia californica

Observer

reginorodriguez

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Aphids were on the undersides of the leaves. A black substance was on top of the leaf and a "fungus?" was growing on the excrement.

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Spider

Observer

reginorodriguez

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

Spider found in mixed grasses (harding grass and oats). It had a pearl body with 3 stripes on its back I believe.

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Ferns Phylum Pteridophyta

Observer

amandamay

Date

July 22, 2014
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The Pepperwood Vital Signs Project gives visitors an opportunity to share their natural history observations with the preserve's community while contributing to growing citizen-science datasets on the distribution of the plants and animals of the preserve. We hope you'll add your observations each time you visit us!

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