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Brewer's Cliffbrake Pellaea breweri

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:14 PM PDT

Description

In meta-sedimentary talus and outcrops on low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9920 ft.

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Snowfield Sagebrush Artemisia spiciformis

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:33 PM PDT

Description

Not sure of the species—A. spiciformis? A. rothrockii? In meta-sedimentary talus and outcrops on low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9920 ft.

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Darners Family Aeshnidae

Observer

tmessick

Date

August 19, 2018 11:34 AM PDT

Description

Dragonfly? Exuviae under the edge of a rock at the edge of Shealor Lake, El Dorado County, California, elev. 7200 ft.

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Common Flesh Flies Genus Sarcophaga

Observer

tmessick

Date

July 10, 2020 08:38 AM PDT

Description

Sarcophaga sp.? On Ammi visnaga at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Yolo County, California.

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Swamp Pricklegrass Sporobolus schoenoides

Observer

tmessick

Date

July 10, 2020 09:24 AM PDT

Description

Bottom of seasonal wetland pond (very dry in mid-summer), Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Yolo County, California, elev. approx. 15 ft.

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Bigflower Agoseris Agoseris grandiflora

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 02:08 PM PDT

Description

Grassland opening between stands of woodland, along trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~600 feet.

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Bigflower Agoseris Agoseris grandiflora

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 01:07 PM PDT

Description

Near Spanish Gulch bridge along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~720 feet.

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Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 01:08 PM PDT

Description

Found on Agoseris grandiflora, west of canyon overlook on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California.

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Coffeeberry Frangula californica

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 02:01 PM PDT

Description

Edge of woodland, along trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~600 feet.

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Creamcups Platystemon californicus

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 02:04 PM PDT

Description

Grassland opening between stands of woodland, along trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~600 feet.

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Woodrushes Genus Luzula

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 01:31 PM PDT

Description

Fresher material and closer examination needed for keying, but based on geography, probably either L. parviflora parviflora, L. subsessilis, or L. comosa comosa.
In woodland and grassland along trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~620 feet.

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What

California Skullcap Scutellaria californica

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 12:24 PM PDT

Description

Corollas white; upper cauline leaf blades entire, oblong (https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=43883).
West of canyon overlook on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~740 feet.

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What

Sand Fringepod Thysanocarpus curvipes

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Lower pedicels in fruit ~5 mm, recurved in a continuous arc; fruit obovate to round, wing not incurved; cauline leaves lanceolate, bases lobed, clasping. Not sure which subspecies (https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=46552).
West of canyon overlook on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~760 feet.

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Fleabanes and Horseweeds Genus Erigeron

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 11:43 AM PDT

Description

Near canyon overlook on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~780 feet.

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Lip Ferns Genus Myriopteris

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 12:12 PM PDT

Description

Myriopteris sp., probably either M. covillei or M. gracillima (based on location in central Sierra foothills). Crevice in rock outcrop (not limestone) near canyon overlook on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~760 feet.

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Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 12:04 PM PDT

Description

Eriophyllum lanatum, seems to fit var grandiflorum (subshrub; tube of disk flower glandular/hairy; ray fls ~10-11; phyllaries ~12–15, flat; leaves woolly-hairy, but ± green adaxially, nearly compound, margins rolled under, 3–8 cm long) (key: https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_keys.php?key=430, description: https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=7374).
Near canyon overlook on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~780 feet.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 31, 2020 11:01 AM PST

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 31, 2020 12:07 PM PST

Description

Juvenile white crown?

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 31, 2020 12:06 PM PST

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Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 31, 2020 12:30 PM PST

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Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 31, 2020 10:20 AM PST

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 13, 2020 11:51 AM PST

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Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 3, 2020 09:28 AM PDT

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Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 13, 2020 12:58 PM PST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 13, 2020 12:50 PM PST

Description

Or Lesser yellowlegs?

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Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 13, 2020 12:47 PM PST

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Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

tmessick

Date

December 13, 2020 12:46 PM PST

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Wavy-leafed Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Grassy openings on hillside along the trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~760 feet

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Emery Rocktripe Lichen Umbilicaria phaea

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 20, 2020 01:02 PM PDT

Description

Along trail west from Rich Gulch trail access on Gwin Mine Road, Calaveras County, California, elev. ~750 feet.

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California Mugwort Artemisia douglasiana

Observer

tmessick

Date

July 29, 2020 12:54 PM PDT

Description

Along trail through meadow near Forestdale Creek Trail, Faith Valley, Alpine County, California, elev. 7530 ft.

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