Come help us document life in the Sagehen Basin!

Sagehen Creek Field Station is seeking volunteers to help photograph plants and animals located within the 9,000 acre research reserve to post to the website iNaturalist. You do not have to be a professional photographer to make a difference. If you can take a basic photo with any type of cell phone, tablet or digital camera and enjoy observing nature, the Field Station could really use your help!

Located twelve miles north of Truckee, CA., Sagehen Creek Field Station & the Sagehen Experimental Forest are research and teaching facilities of the University of California at Berkeley. Established with the assistance of Starker and Luna Leopold, sons of renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold, the Field Station has a collection of over 60 years worth of scientific data that is used in diverse fields of study such as climate change, hydrology, and forest ecology.

As a volunteer, you will explore and learn more about the Field Station and Aldo Leopold’s idea of a “land ...more ↓

Posted on July 12, 2014 11:30 AM by faerthen faerthen | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Observer

kaitlin

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

Along the trail north of the creek.

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No photos or sounds

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Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 6, 2014

Description

Kathy Mullen and I got a good view of him departing the roadway as we drove down the hill. Those white side bars are hard to miss.

No pic, but these are so rarely spotted here that I thought I should document the sighting anyway.

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Oreortyx pictus

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Richardson's geranium Geranium richardsonii

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 16, 2014 04:19 PM PDT

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Geranium richardsonii

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Observer

faerthen

Date

August 16, 2014 04:03 PM PDT

Description

The squirrels seem to dig these yellow mushrooms out.

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Genus Boletus

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 20, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

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Cirsium vulgare

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bloomer's goldenbush Ericameria bloomeri

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 20, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

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Ericameria bloomeri

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pitseed goosefoot Chenopodium berlandieri

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 20, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Description

Though unprepossessing, this is an incredibly interesting plant!
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"Although widely regarded today as a weed, this species was once part of the eastern agricultural complex of prehistoric North America, and was a fully domesticated pseudocereal crop, similar to the closely related quinoa C. quinoa. It continues to be cultivated in Mexico as a pseudocereal, as a leaf vegetable, and for its broccoli-like flowering shoots."

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Chenopodium berlandieri

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Field Horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Horsetails covered 25% of TMEA site 10

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Great valley gumweed Grindelia camporum

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 14, 2014 02:21 PM PDT

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Grindelia camporum

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purple crown-vetch Securigera varia

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 14, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

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Securigera varia

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groundsmoke Genus Gayophytum

Observer

lynn2

Date

July 28, 2014

Description

Gayophytum covers about 3% of SCRE 4.

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No photos or sounds

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Hairy Arnica Arnica mollis

Observer

lynn2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Hairy Arnica covers less than 1 % of SCRE site 1

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Bog Wintergreen Pyrola asarifolia

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Bog Wintergreen covers less than 1 % of TMEA site 10

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Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Mt Strawberry covers less than 1 % of TMEA site 10

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Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Sticky Cinquefoil covers about 3 % of TMEA site 10

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Oregon Saxifrage Micranthes oregana

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Bog Saxifrage covered less than 1 % of Site 7

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Lemmon's Willow Salix lemmonii

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Lemmon's Willow covered about 20% of Site 7

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white-stemmed gooseberry Ribes inerme

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

White Stem Gooseberry covers less than 1 % of TMEA site 10

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Western Blueberry Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. occidentale

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Bog Blueberry covered 1% of Site 7

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western polemonium Polemonium occidentale ssp. occidentale

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Western Polemonium covers

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2014 12:34 PM PDT

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Cirsium vulgare

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Sierra Juniper Juniperus grandis

Observer

chauncey

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

"Wow", 163 cm tall, glands, no cones.
This is the third tree in this area.

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Juniperus grandis

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Western Blueberry Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. occidentale

Observer

lynn2

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Western Blueberry covered less than 1 % of site 7

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white-stemmed gooseberry Ribes inerme

Observer

lynn2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

White stem gooseberry covered less than 1% of SCRE site 1

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Ribes inerme

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

lynn2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Bryophytes covered about 1 % of SCRE site 1

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Phylum Bryophyta

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Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta

Observer

lynn2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Lodge pole pine covered 1 % of SCRE site 1. One tree was living the other dead!

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Pinus contorta

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Observer

lynn2

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Arnica covered less than 1 % of SCRE site 1.
This Arnica might be Sierra Arnica or Hairy Arnica.

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What

Longhorn Steer's-Head Dicentra uniflora

Observer

ekrimmel

Date

April 28, 2013

Description

Blooming all around the path between upper and lower station.

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What

Brown Peony Paeonia brownii

Observer

ekrimmel

Date

April 28, 2013

Description

Almost ready to bloom!

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Sierra Juniper Juniperus grandis

Observer

chauncey

Date

August 8, 2014 06:37 PM PDT

Description

"Squeeze", 150 cm, glands present, no cones.

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Juniperus grandis
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Help us document life in the Sagehen Creek watershed! This iNaturalist project gives UC California Naturalists and other visitors the opportunity to share their natural history observations with a broader online community while contributing to growing citizen-science datasets on the distribution of the plants and animals ...more ↓
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