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icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

Description

Two individuals; saw about ten on my short walk,

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

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Milk thistle Silybum marianum

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icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

Description

From our work crew, removing thistles as time runs out before they all bolt to flower.

This individual, by common consent, was the mother of all milk thistle.

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Common Puffball Lycoperdon perlatum

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icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 10:54 AM PDT

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hillside woodland star Lithophragma heterophyllum

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icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 12:36 AM PDT

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

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th0th

Date

April 15, 2014

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th0th

Date

April 15, 2014

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Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris

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miki_spain

Date

April 13, 2014 02:02 PM PDT

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Newt

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ivyburge

Date

April 13, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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miki_spain

Date

April 13, 2014 01:53 PM PDT

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Fleshy Lupine Lupinus affinis

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th0th

Date

April 13, 2014

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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chellysmelly

Date

April 12, 2014 02:28 PM PDT

Description

Butterfly or moth caterpillar. Sparse hair. Found with spiderweb like material around them, they seem to be creating the web themselves.

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Bird's-eye gilia Gilia tricolor

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soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

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soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

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Soap plant

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soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

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Hog fennel

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soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:11 AM PDT

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Goldfields Genus Lasthenia

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soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:04 AM PDT

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th0th

Date

April 12, 2014

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Plantain Family Plantaginaceae

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soundwave970

Date

April 11, 2014 06:36 PM PDT

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This foliose lichen was seen growing in a chaparral area on native rock.

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coast clover Trifolium wormskioldii

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

Seen invading a landscaped area near the street curb. The height of this specimen is about seven cm.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

Numerous Bowltube iris were seen in bloom on Rincon Ridge today. The stature of these plants in the chaparral was only about ten cm high.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This tuft-grass was seen growing near the trail edge on Rincon Ridge. The flower spike reached a height of about 28 cm, and the arching green soft leaves were about 21 cm long. The panicle is rather delicate and narrow, but has a length of up to nine cm.

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Grasshoppers Suborder Caelifera

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This creature was seen in flight and then resting on a rock amid the chaparral for almost a minute.

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Oracle oak Quercus × moreha

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This oak was seen growing amid the chaparral. It has achieved a height of about three meters. The spiked, but soft, leaf margins are exhibited on the young leaves. The leaves are about three to four cm long, glossy olive-green above and a duller olive-green abaxially.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This foliose lichen was seen growing on a Douglas fir.

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Buckthorns (Family Rhamnaceae) Family Rhamnaceae

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This compact woody native shrub was seen along a rough trail at Rincon Ridge amid the chaparral.

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

This variety is more specialized to chaparral and its leaves are slightly smaller than var. wislizeni. This specimen was growing in thick chaparral and its height is about three meters, with leaves about nineteen mm long. Note there is a sizable single Douglas fir in the background that has invaded the chaparral due to aggressive fire suppression practiced here over the last half century.

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

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protecthabitat

Date

April 9, 2014 05:25 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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protecthabitat

Date

April 9, 2014 02:34 PM PDT