28
taxa
16 plants
4 insects
6 birds
1 reptile
1 arachnid
39
39 life list firsts

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What

California Incense-Cedar Calocedrus decurrens

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

The individuals in this small grove of your cedars were recognized by their distinctive wineglass-shaped leaf scales.

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Rough Horsetail Equisetum hyemale

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

Several scattered stands of this branchless horsetail were found along the Sacramento River.

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Flat Spurred Piperia Platanthera transversa

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Indian Rhubarb Darmera peltata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

These large shrubs were common along the banks of the Sacramento River.

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Oregon Grape Berberis aquifolium

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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White-dotted Prominent Moth Nadata gibbosa

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

Found during the day roosting in the main campground.

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Oregon Aquatic Garter Snake Thamnophis atratus ssp. hydrophilus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

This individual only poked its head up for a few seconds before swimming along. it was identified by its location, the eight labial scales, and the yellow dorsal strip with dark borders visible in the water to the right of the snake's head.

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Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Leopard Lily Lilium pardalinum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Mossy Rose Gall Wasp Diplolepis rosae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

Several of these conspicuous galls were growing on a California Wild Rose (Rosa californica). They are caused when the female wasp Diplolepis rosae lays its eggs in the leaf buds of the rose.

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California Harebell Campanula prenanthoides

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Jepson's Monkeyflower Diplacus jepsonii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

These tiny, lavender monkey flowers were growing in a Douglas Fir-Incense Cedar forest.

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Convex Shieldback Neduba convexa

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Hartweg's Wild Ginger Asarum hartwegii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Common Manzanita Arctostaphylos manzanita

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

Several individual manzanita bushes were growing in a trailside clearing. This one was identified based on its location, lack of a burl, broad, round-based leaves that lack obvious hairs, and leaf-like bracts on the panicles.

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Lined June Beetles Genus Polyphylla

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

Description

While strolling around Castle Crags State Park near Mt. Shasta I saw a male Polyphylla frantically exploring a small spot of trail. It would fly a few inches up into the air, circle around, and then land again. From there it would rapidly scurry about until after a few moments, it began digging. Quickly it excavated a female Polyphylla from about an inch under the surface. After maneuvering the female into an appropriate position, they began mating.

I've tried ID'ing them using Robert Young's monograph on the genus, but am having a great deal of trouble, especially with regards to the features of the pronotum setae, the pattern of the elytral vittae, and their base colors, I believe they are either P. decemlineata, P. nigra, or P. crinita, but I'm just not familiar enough with the genus to distinguish the subtle features that separate these species.

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Gray Pine Pinus sabiniana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

Description

Gray Pines were very common in the area, especially on the dryer east-facing slopes.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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Yellow Starthistle Centaurea solstitialis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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Armenian Blackberry Rubus armeniacus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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California Flattened Jumping Spider Platycryptus californicus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

Description

There were several families of American Robins with freshly fledged young around the McCloud Bridge Campground.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

Description

A flock of around 40 Canada Geese, including numerous goslings, were roosting along the shore and in the lake near the McCloud Bridge.

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California Black Oak Quercus kelloggii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2016

Description

Several of these large oak trees were found around the campground. They were recognized based on their sharp-tipped, lobed leaves.