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What

Vivid dancer Argia vivida

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Argia vivida

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What

Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 20, 2014

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Urtica dioica

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What

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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What

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

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Poanes melane

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What

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

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

August 5, 2014 07:34 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

August 5, 2014 07:39 PM PDT

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speedwell Genus Veronica

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

August 5, 2014 07:37 PM PDT

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Great horned owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

July 10, 2014

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Bubo virginianus

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Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 10:06 AM PST

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Square

What

Donsvoetje (Tubaria furfuracea) Tubaria furfuracea

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 11:25 AM PST

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Square

What

Hygroscopic Earthstar Astraeus hygrometricus

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 10:33 AM PST
Fungi

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What

Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 11:05 AM PST
Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 11:20 AM PST

Description

Fungi growing on Sequoia sempervirens cones. First image has small fruiting body

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Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 10:01 AM PST

Description

Growing on oak leaves

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Square

What

Giant Wakerobin Trillium chloropetalum

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 09:53 AM PST

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What

Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 12, 2014 10:52 AM PST

Description

Growing on dead piece of bay laurel

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Square

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

March 30, 2012

Description

The Stebbin's Pile named after Robert C. Stebbins the famous Berkeley herpetologist. Otherwise known as a brush pile or a big pile of sticks, Stebbins piles offer a place of refuge for salamanders, frogs, snakes, and lizards alike. Tearing through one of these man made brush piles will reveal many of the species that can be found in the area. Also are easily constructed and can make improved habitat in restoration efforts.

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Square

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

February 24, 2012

Description

Arroyo Viejo or Old man creek. Our creeks are a vital part of the green spaces in the San Francisco bay area. Fredrick Olmsted when visiting Oakland to help design the Mountain View Cemetery had suggested that the city maintain green spaces all along the creeks within the city limits. Noting that it would provide a green space for all its citizens and serve as a corridor for it's wildlife. Unfortunately, the idea was never really taken up till much later and after most of the creeks had already been paved over. Still there exists places where these creeks flow and are still havens of habitat for our Oakland wildlife. Please note the car in the creek. Any guess to what year, make, and model?

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Square

What

Candy Cap

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

March 30, 2012

Description

I think these are Candy Caps.

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What

Cyperus niger Pycreus niger

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

April 3, 2012

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Pycreus niger

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What

California Vole Microtus californicus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

April 21, 2012

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Microtus californicus

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Galium aparine

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springtime amanita Amanita velosa

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

April 27, 2012

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Amanita velosa

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Square

What

Western Giant Puffball Calvatia booniana

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

April 22, 2012

greenrosettas Project curator ID

Calvatia booniana

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What

Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 11, 2012 08:55 PM PST

Description

slime mold, Leona Canyon, Oakland, California

Photos / Sounds

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What

Scarlet cup Sarcoscypha coccinea

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 12, 2011 12:44 PM PST

Description

Sarcoscypha coccinea, Leona Canyon, Oakland, California

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

damontighe

Date

March 12, 2011 10:28 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

California Chanterelle, Leona Canyon, Oakland, California

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

damontighe

Date

February 11, 2012 08:17 PM PST

Description

Chanterelle, Leona Canyon, Oakland, California

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To create awareness about the Leona 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 resource to measure the ...more ↓

3161-mini greenrosettas created this project on April 16, 2012
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