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Sticky False Asphodel Triantha glutinosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 02:14 PM PDT

Description

I think this may be Tofieldia glutinosa gone to seed? The leaves were half the length of the stem, which was about 2' tall.

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 01:49 PM PDT

Description

Gaultheria shallon (Salal) had ripe fruit

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Stag's-horn Clubmoss Lycopodium clavatum

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 10:17 AM PDT

Description

The only Lycopodium clavatum (Running Clubmoss) we noticed

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American Searocket Cakile edentula

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 11:17 AM PDT

Description

Large plants of Cakile edentula (American Searocket) were growing on the beach

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Pacific Banana Slug Ariolimax columbianus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 01:31 PM PDT

Description

In one square yard of liverwort, we found five bright yellow 1" slugs with pretty patterns-- Ariolimax columbianus?

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Ring Pellia Pellia neesiana

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 02:57 PM PDT

Description

This liverwort was abundant along the shady trail under Western Redcedar and Spruce... Pellia neesiana (Ring Pellia)?

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wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 11:26 AM PDT

Description

Several patches of Haliclona cinerea (Purple Intertidal Sponge) had very tall osculums

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wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 02:51 PM PDT

Description

Lots of active Water Striders in a shady creek (Subfamily Gerrinae)

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Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 12:18 PM PDT

Description

Perhaps Neoptilota asplenioides (Red Fan)?

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Sea Cauliflower Leathesia marina

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 11:43 AM PDT

Description

I think this may be an epyphytic seaweed, Leathesia marina (Sea Cauliflower)? It appears to be growing on another seaweed, very different from the Leathesia difformis I often see growing on rocks.

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Girgensohn's Peatmoss Sphagnum girgensohnii

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 02:50 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Sphagnum girgensohnii (Common Green Sphagnam) because it was growing under the forest of Western Redcedars and Spruce

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Occasionally a Steller's Jay would briefly appear along the trail

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Round-leaved Sundew Drosera rotundifolia

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 10:12 AM PDT

Description

A few small patches of Drosera rotundifolia (Round-leaved Sundew) were right by the trail

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Swamp Gentian Gentiana douglasiana

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 10:23 AM PDT

Description

Dozens of Gentiana douglasiana (Swamp Gentian) were in full bloom by the trail

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King's Scepter Gentian Gentiana sceptrum

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 14, 2018 02:22 PM PDT

Description

Dozens of Gentiana sceptrum (King Gentian) were in full bloom by the trail

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 13, 2018 04:34 PM PDT

Description

A Sharp-shinned Hawk, juvenile?

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Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 13, 2018 08:39 AM PDT

Description

Heermann's Gulls are still here, with California Gulls and maybe Glaucous-winged Gulls in the background.

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California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 13, 2018 10:53 AM PDT

Description

Hundreds of California Gulls are in town now on the beaches

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Stubby Rose Anemone Urticina coriacea

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 09:22 AM PDT

Description

Urticina coriacea (Stubby Rose Anemone) is common at Salt Creek, but rarely are they so beautiful, and usually they are completely covered in bits of shell, urchin spine, and pebbles.

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wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:14 AM PDT

Description

This small juvenile Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Aix-armed Star) is growing back two of its arms

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Northern Hairy Chiton Mopalia kennerleyi

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:29 AM PDT

Description

I think this is Mopalia kennerleyi (Northern Hairy Chiton)

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Green Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:00 AM PDT

Description

The least common urchin of the three at Salt Creek-- Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green Sea Urchin)

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Orange Sea Cucumber Cucumaria miniata

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 09:52 AM PDT

Description

Cucumaria miniata (Red Sea Cucumber) are quite common at Salt Creek.

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Lined Chiton Tonicella lineata

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:10 AM PDT

Description

Another Tonicella lineata (Lined Chiton)

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wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:49 AM PDT

Description

A very orange 2" Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Aix-armed Star).

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:35 AM PDT

Description

This Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star) was about 18" across, perhaps the largest I've ever seen, and healthy.

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wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Maybe a Tonicella undocaerulea (Blue-line Chiton)? (Or just another Tonicella lineata?)

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 09:54 AM PDT

Description

A pair of noisy Black Oystercatchers settled near us.

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wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:40 AM PDT

Description

I recently learned that Henricia eat bread crumb sponge. I found five juveniles (I think they are Henricia?) on this one rounded sponge.

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Dead Man's Fingers Codium fragile

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 12, 2018 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Codium fragile (Dead Man's Fingers) is abundant at Salt Creek.

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