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 09:30 AM by faerthen faerthen | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Fringed grass of parnassus Parnassia fimbriata

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Date

July 29, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Description

I went back to see these in bloom and confirm the ID.

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Parnassia fimbriata

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curvepod yellowcress Rorippa curvisiliqua

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 29, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Description

Strangely, not much grows on the shore of this tarn--maybe the pH is wonky.

But this little plant (and some quillwort in the water) seems okay with it.

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Rorippa curvisiliqua

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Western white pine Pinus monticola

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Date

July 29, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

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Pinus monticola

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Salamanders Order Caudata

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 29, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

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Description

Wow, this is odd. They were all black a couple days ago; now there are a bunch of white ones in the pool.

Is this just the color that Long-toed salamanders change into right before leaving the pond, or is this something else?

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Order Caudata

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Brewer's lupine Lupinus breweri

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 29, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Description

Flowers blue-violet, fading to white with age.

Could this be L. lepidus, instead?

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Lupinus breweri

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Irish Lady's-tresses Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 24, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana

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hiker's gentian Gentianopsis simplex

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Gentianopsis simplex

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Fir Dwarf Mistletoe Arceuthobium abietinum

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Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Arceuthobium abietinum

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Cow parsnip Heracleum maximum

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faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Heracleum maximum

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brittle bladderfern Cystopteris fragilis

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Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Cystopteris fragilis

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Brewer's angelica Angelica breweri

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Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Angelica breweri

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Tiling's monkeyflower Mimulus tilingii

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faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Mimulus tilingii

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primrose monkeyflower Mimulus primuloides

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Mimulus primuloides

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Chickweeds Genus Stellaria

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Genus Stellaria

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Grass of Parnassus Genus Parnassia

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

Description

Unfortunately, none were blooming. I spread a bud apart to try to get more clues.

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Parnassia fimbriata

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Swamp onion Allium validum

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Allium validum

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Sierra penstemon Penstemon heterodoxus

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Penstemon heterodoxus

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Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Sambucus racemosa

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brittle bladderfern Cystopteris fragilis

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Cystopteris fragilis

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moss Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Phylum Bryophyta

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Rocky Mountain pussytoes Antennaria media

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

Description

Almost dried up, but you can see the blackish phyllaries.

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Antennaria media

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Davis' knotweed Aconogonon davisiae

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Aconogonon davisiae

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dwarf alpine Indian paintbrush Castilleja nana

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Castilleja nana

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mountain gooseberry Ribes montigenum

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Ribes montigenum

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Brewer's aster Eucephalus breweri

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Eucephalus breweri

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Bolander's quillwort Isoetes bolanderi

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

Description

Stiff plants growing submerged in a shrinking seasonal pool.
Also present: caddis fly larvae, tadpoles, salamanders and various other aquatic insects, but no other obvious plants growing in or near the pool.

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Isoetes bolanderi

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One-sided wintergreen Orthilia secunda

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Orthilia secunda

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Sierran treefrog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Pseudacris sierra

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Long-toed Salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 26, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Ambystoma macrodactylum

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purple crown-vetch Securigera varia

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 22, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Securigera varia
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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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