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What

gilled polypore (Lenzites betulina) Lenzites betulina

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Growing on a fallen oak log along the trail.

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Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Tiny toyon sapling growing in an oak woodland, approximately 5 feet from a mostly dry creek. No others in sight. Downslope of hill, so possible that other toyons were uphill.

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Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Western skink tail lost along the trail. Perhaps someone stepped on him without realizing it?

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California Maidenhair Fern Adiantum jordanii

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Near a log in oak woodland. Creek about 6 feet away, with very little water.

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Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Red beetle in oak woodland. Approx. 10 feet from mostly dry stream. Inside bug box (2" wide).

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Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Beetles inside a gumweed flower.

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toad rush Juncus bufonius

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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American Dog Tick Dermacentor variabilis

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Sitting on the tip of a diseased bay laurel leaf, about 1 foot off the ground.

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Great Valley gumweed Grindelia camporum

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Little Quaking-grass Briza minor

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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yellow starthistle Centaurea solstitialis

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Kellogg's yampah Perideridia kelloggii

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Growing in an oak woodland, near a gravel road.

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

On yampah. Others around it had red backsides.

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Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Wasp eating a dead grasshopper.

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Ants Family Formicidae

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Rattlesnake Grass Briza maxima

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Grasshoppers (Suborder Caelifera) Suborder Caelifera

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Found in Harding grass.

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Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Vines growing among a field of Harding grass.

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silverfish Order Zygentoma

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Found on Harding grass.

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Flatsedges Genus Cyperus

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

A little over a foot tall, near Harding grass.

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Orb Weavers Family Araneidae

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

On a web between several stalks of Harding grass.

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Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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dove weed Croton setigerus

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Had a nest on some thistles, but ran out when disturbed.

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Roughly 2 feet tall, growing at edge of Harding grass field.

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About

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!

2548-mini pwpreserve created this project on February 01, 2011
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