27
taxa
6 plants
1 fungus
1 reptile
8 birds
3 mammals
8 insects
16
16 life list firsts

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Red-veined Meadowhawk Sympetrum madidum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel Callospermophilus lateralis

Observer

rjadams55

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June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

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Western Chipmunks Genus Neotamias

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

Description

Based on Kays and Wilson's "Mammals of North America" there are three likely chipmunk species given the location in southern Siskiyou County; Allen's (Shadow), Yellow-pine, and Sonoma.

Earlier I misread some notes leading me to think that Yellow-pine Chipmunks have yellow undertails. Looking back I see that this is wrong and I am unable to differentiate between this species and the other two. For this reason, I am changing my ID from Allen's Chipmunk to Tamias sp.

Of course I am open to suggestions from others with more knowledge of these enigmatic squirrels.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

Description

Calling male Yellow-headed Blackbirds occurred at regular intervals along the highway through Grass Lake.

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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

Description

There were at least a dozen active Cliff Swallow nests under the eaves of the different buildings at the rest stop.

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Ceanothus Silk Moth Hyalophora euryalus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

This adult female Anna's Hummingbird was feeding at a Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria millefolium) with a streak of pollen on its head.

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Tailed Copper Lycaena arota

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

Feeding at a Naked Buckwheat (E. nudum)

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Mountain Blue Penstemon Penstemon laetus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Blue-eyed Darner Rhionaeschna multicolor

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Great Basin Wood-Nymph Cercyonis sthenele

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Flat-top Broomrape Aphyllon corymbosum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

A small cluster of these parasitic plants was found growing under a patch of Common Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata).

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Small Wood-Nymph Cercyonis oetus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Lanceleaf Figwort Scrophularia lanceolata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

These plants were fairly common in the protected edges of caves and along the side of rockfalls.

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Naked Buckwheat Eriogonum nudum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

This lovely buckwheat was very common in the southern part of the monument. At maximum size, a few tomentose leaves are visible at the base of the plant.

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Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Dorr's Sage Salvia dorrii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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American River Sulfur Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

This was an extremely common buckwheat in the southern portion of the park. It was identified using the keys and description in "A Flora of Lave Beds National Monument California" and the descriptions on Calflora.

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

Description

Three of these mushrooms were found growing several hundred feet back in Valentine Cave at Lava Beds National Monument. They were growing out of a crack about eight feet up the wall in pitch blackness. Seeing as to how unusual and what a treat it was to find these in the cave and it being a National Monument, I did not take one to make a spore print so I have no additional information beyond what is in these photos.

Any insights from others would be greatly appreciated!

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Western Branded Skipper Hesperia colorado

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Small Wood-Nymph Cercyonis oetus

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rjadams55

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June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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rjadams55

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June 29, 2016 03:31 PM PDT

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Yellow Douglas Fir Borer Centrodera spurca

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2016