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Coral Fungi Genus Ramaria

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bluebird101

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December 13, 2014 12:18 PM PST

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fairy ring mushroom Marasmius oreades

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bluebird101

Date

December 13, 2014 12:36 PM PST

Description

Marasmius oreades, fairy ring mushroom

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kueda

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February 7, 2015 11:36 AM PST

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kueda

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February 7, 2015 10:33 AM PST

Description

I presume this is the same as the living one, but notice the fewer whorls and less obvious sculpture.

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kueda

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February 7, 2015 10:31 AM PST

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Description

This is one of those situations where barcoding would be really useful. As far as I can tell based on the checklists, this is either Helminthoglypta diabloensis, known from a wide swath of montane regions in the East Bay, or H. nickliniana ssp. bridgesii, known from a small region around San Pablo and North Berkeley. Pilsbry describes them both as having 6.5 whorls, both have this kind of sculpture with bumps on the striations, and they seem like they should be the same size (though H. diabloensis might have a slightly more depressed spire), so really all I have to go on is very, very fine scale geography. I bet they're the same species.

Found under a log with the two dead shells that follow on Merritt College campus, on the edge of a stand of coyote bush and a marginally disturbed field. Surrounding area is largely housing, the college buildings, but also oak woodland and chaparral.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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kueda

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February 7, 2015 10:26 AM PST

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Diadophis punctatus

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Eyelash Cup Scutellinia scutellata

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:18 AM PST
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Lichen Kingdom Fungi

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:13 AM PST

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Maritime Sunburst Lichen Xanthoria parietina

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:37 AM PST

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:37 AM PST

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Beard Lichens Genus Usnea

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:36 AM PST

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Black Elderberry Sambucus nigra

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:50 AM PST

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:32 AM PST

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Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

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tiwane

Date

February 5, 2015 09:40 AM PST

Description

My first one! There were a bunch flitting about in this area.

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 09:54 AM PST

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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tiwane

Date

February 5, 2015 10:28 AM PST

Description

Totally didn't see this spider until I looked at my pics of this Poison Oak. Gotta love macro lenses.

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Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis

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tiwane

Date

December 14, 2014 03:55 PM PST

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Description

Flipped three under two rocks today, including a really beautiful juvenile - very red. I love their incredible scales - smooth, perfect. My first ones!

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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tiwane

Date

December 14, 2014 04:06 PM PST

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 09:23 AM PST

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Mule and Whitetail Deer Genus Odocoileus

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:03 AM PST

Description

Nothing macabre about this at all.

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tiwane

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February 5, 2015 10:13 AM PST

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

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tiwane

Date

February 5, 2015 10:28 AM PST

Description

Totally didn't see the spider until I looked at my pics on the computer. It has its own observation: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1214427

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Vivid dancer Argia vivida

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

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Argia vivida

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Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

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greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

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Urtica dioica

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chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

First time that I've noticed this plant on this side of the canyon.

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Adenostoma fasciculatum

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Certhia americana

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Umber skipper Poanes melane

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

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Poanes melane

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

The Friends of Leona Heights Park each year participates in the annual Coastal Clean Up by cleaning in and around Horseshoe Creek. There exists in the park an extensive graffiti wall that is always littered with used spray cans. This year I was the site coordinator for the event and after wrapping up I was doing a once over to make sure everything and everyone had been accounted for when I noticed this little guy. There are many cracks and crevices in the wall that the painters use and unfortunately for this little dude who calls those cracks and crevices home things don't bode so well. At first I thought it was a toy, but then I was astonished to see it scramble away from me when I went to pick it up. Not a pink elephant, but a pink blue belly, that's something you don't see everyday.

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Italian arum Arum italicum

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loloscheiner

Date

August 5, 2014 07:34 PM PDT

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loloscheiner

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August 5, 2014 07:39 PM PDT
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To create awareness about the Leona Canyon (Laundry Farm Canyon), the surrounding Caballo Hills and the Arroyo Viejo & Lion Creek watersheds that sprout from them. Two parks, Leona Heights an Oakland city park and Leona Regional Open Space belonging to East Bay Regional Parks occupy a good portion of that land. Situated between these two parks is Merritt College. Creating a working ...more ↓

3161 mini greenrosettas created this project on April 16, 2012

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