BIO 114: Journal #4

Where did you walk in the natural area? Can you describe it so that someone else could walk your path and find the plants you observed?
In the natural area, I walked down the trail, through the closed parking lot area and around to where the trail meets another. I did not have to walk far to see an extensive number of different kinds of plants. I could probably describe the paths I went on but it would be hard to describe how to find the exact plants I observed because there was so many.

What are the landscape characteristics you walked through? Are there are lot of shrubs, trees, lawn, wildflowers? Hilly or flat? Is a body of water nearby? What direction does the slope face?
There were a lot of scrubs, grasses, and wildflowers on the initial trail and close to the trail, and then the further you went and if you looked into the distance on either side of the trail there were trees. The space is really hilly and the trail runs through a canyon ish place. There is not a body of water. I believe the slopes face NW.

What plant communities do you think you were in?
I think I was in a Costal Scrub and maybe wildflower community.

Posted by nataliemitchell nataliemitchell, May 01, 2020 00:38

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

Observer

nataliemitchell

Date

April 30, 2020 05:03 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Brittlebush Encelia californica

Observer

nataliemitchell

Date

April 30, 2020 05:01 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Deerweed Acmispon glaber

Observer

nataliemitchell

Date

April 30, 2020 04:59 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Prickly Sowthistle Sonchus asper

Observer

nataliemitchell

Date

April 28, 2020 01:47 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum

Observer

nataliemitchell

Date

April 28, 2020 01:46 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima

Observer

nataliemitchell

Date

April 30, 2020 05:01 PM PDT

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