May 25, 2020

Observations - May 24th

These observations were wildflowers on the Tequepi Trail, an 8 mile out-and-back 3,500 foot elevation trail near Lake Cachuma, which is about an hour outside of Santa Barbara.

Posted on May 25, 2020 00:47 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 22, 2020

Tree Keying Pt. 4

Tree 1 - 1:41PM
1' 2' 3' 5' 8' 9' 13. (Group 8) 1. 2.
Bottlebrush Tree

Tree 2 - 1:45PM
1' 2' 3' 5' 8. (Group 7) 1' 2. 3' 4.
Macademia Nut

Posted on May 22, 2020 22:49 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 15, 2020

Tree Keying Pt. 3

Tree 1 - 11:45AM
1' 2' 3' 5' 8' 9' 13' 14' 15' (not sure about this one) (Group 11) 1' 2. 3' 4' 5'
Elm

Tree 2- 11:49AM
1' 2' 3. 4. (Group 2) 1' 4. 5.
Cook Pine

Posted on May 15, 2020 21:19 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 07, 2020

Tree Keying Pt. 2

Tree 1 (5:49PM)
1' 2' 3' 5' 8. (Group 7) 1' 2' 3' 4'
Oleander

Tree 2 (5:50PM)
1' 2' 5. 6. (Group 4) 1' 5. 6'
Umbrella Tree

Posted on May 07, 2020 18:18 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 06, 2020

Observations - 5/5/20

Today I went to MDO again for observations, but I hiked along a trail that was farther from the ocean and much more forest-like. I was on a dirt trail surrounded by tall trees, with lots of short green grass-like plants surrounding their bases. I found a lot of the plant I observed had interesting textures, namely really soft/fuzzy leaves. As the trail made its way towards the ocean, I observed a few new plants there as well, and these were markedly different from the ones in the forest. I found the plants that resided in the sun near the ocean to be drier and more colorful than the green, moist, soft plants I observed prior.

Posted on May 06, 2020 18:35 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 01, 2020

Tree Keying Exercise

As instructed, I am keying 2 trees from my iNaturalist observation. One has been identified already so I can verify that I am keying correctly, and the second is unknown.

1. Mexican Fan Palm
Keying Process: 1' 2. (Palm Key) 1' 2' 11. 12' 13 '14'

2. Narrow-Leaf Peppermint
Keying Process: 1' 2' 3' 5' 8' 9' 13. (Group 8) 1' 3' 4. 5' 7' 8' 9. 10' 11' 12.

Posted on May 01, 2020 23:48 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Journal Entry - April 30

Today, I observed a variety of plants and trees while on the Bloody Nose Trail at Montana De Oro. The trail runs inland away from the ocean, and the plants observed were on flat, sandy parts of the trail. I noticed that this trail didn't have as much variety as others in the area, as I mainly saw small, thin green weeds and eucalyptus trees. Finding more colorful and "interesting" plants proved difficult in this particular area.

Posted on May 01, 2020 01:59 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 27, 2020

Journal Entry 2 - 4/27/20

I did 5 plant observations today in a sandy area bordering a long stretch of beach at MDO.

Posted on April 27, 2020 23:58 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 20, 2020

Journal Entry 1 - 4/19/20

Here are my most recent observations

Posted on April 20, 2020 01:26 by tylerrathod tylerrathod | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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