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What

Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

th0th

Date

January 28, 2015

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Square

What

California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 03:42 PM PST

Description

Lots of flowers on bay trees throughout the area. Many, like this one, with more spent than fresh flowers.

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What

maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 03:21 PM PST

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Square

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 03:17 PM PST

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What

Ribes sp. Genus Ribes

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 03:15 PM PST

Description

A gooseberry...not sure of the species.

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What

Pacific Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum grande

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 03:09 PM PST

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prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 02:51 PM PST

Description

Late flowers and early fruits

Photos / Sounds

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prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 02:36 PM PST

Description

Just two examples of many throughout the area.

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What

Blue Dicks Dichelostemma capitatum

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 02:31 PM PST

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What

Henderson's shooting star Dodecatheon hendersonii

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 02:29 PM PST

Description

Just a few blooming. These were in a dry creekbed. Genus should now be Primula.

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Square

What

Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

prahla-dee-da

Date

January 26, 2015 12:54 PM PST

Description

Just leafing out. With flower buds.

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What

Wild Pig Sus scrofa

Observer

carolinaa

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

Scat on a grassy slope about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. The hoofprint was about 3.5 feet away with a cleft "print" an inch or two behind it.

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What

Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

Found on the side of a trail in a transition area between a mostly dense Doug fir/oak woodland and more sparse oak woodland. The fungus was found on a stump and was about 3 inches long. It hadn't rained in the area (California drought) for a while so the fungus was dry.

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Observer

th0th

Date

January 22, 2015

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What

Click Beetles Family Elateridae

Observer

th0th

Date

January 21, 2015

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What

False Tarantula Calisoga longitarsis

Observer

th0th

Date

January 21, 2015

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What

Yellow Sac Spider Cheiracanthium mildei

Observer

th0th

Date

January 21, 2015

Description

C. mildei or C. inclusum, juvenile female.

They probably account for more spider bites than any other spider and their bites are sometimes misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites.

See http://www.pestid.msu.edu/insects-and-arthropods/yellow-sac-spiders/

Photos / Sounds

Observer

saraha

Date

January 19, 2015

Place

Santa Rosa (Google, OSM)

Description

I found this spider in a flower pot with a colony of ants. The spider appeared to be trying to avoid the ants and was constantly being climbed on. In the pot also were 7 snails of varying sizes. The spider was moved to a different plant because the pot was to be emptied, and when i picked up the spider there were at least 6 ants still holding onto the spider. The ants would bite only the spider's foot and could not be removed by the spider. The spider was moved to a different plant without ants, climbed under a leaf and stayed there.

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Square

Observer

arielgreenwood

Date

January 18, 2015 12:15 PM PST

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Square

Observer

arielgreenwood

Date

January 18, 2015 11:23 AM PST

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What

Bermuda Buttercup Oxalis pes-caprae

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richardwasson

Date

January 18, 2015

Description

This is a very common "grass" that kids call sour grass.

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Square

What

California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

richardwasson

Date

January 18, 2015

Description

Feeding on the ground.

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What

Hawks, Falcons, Eagles and Allies Order Falconiformes

Observer

richardwasson

Date

January 18, 2015

Description

Saw two of these chasing each other. One landed at top of fir tree and I got these picture. It was making soft calls that sounded like a cat.

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What

Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

January 17, 2015 01:54 PM PST

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What

funnel weavers Family Agelenidae

Observer

saraha

Date

January 17, 2015

Place

Santa Rosa (Google, OSM)

Description

This spider was found laying with legs 1 and 2 close together in the front and legs 3 and 4 in the back in the corner of the door frame of my house. There was some webbing although i didn't get a photo of it. The web was moderately small(2-3 cm in length) and was not very thick. The spider was moved using the tupperware container shown to the deck railing. Once there, the spider quickly started to spin a web under the railing. It appeared to have 4 parts to its spinnerets. This spider was about 2 cm in body length and is compared to the bottom of the tub, which was about 8 cm on all sides. The weather was cold and the spider moved slowly and when i went to check on the spiders location later in the day hen it was warmer, it was gone.

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

What

Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

icosahedron

Date

January 16, 2015 04:08 PM PST

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What

Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

icosahedron

Date

January 16, 2015 04:02 PM PST

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

January 16, 2015 03:56 PM PST

Description

Last time I posted one of these I got the opinion that species classification was determined by the sutures on the dorsa of the mid body segments....

Fungi

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What

Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

icosahedron

Date

January 16, 2015 03:50 PM PST

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What

Speckled Greenshield Flavopunctelia flaventior

Observer

icosahedron

Date

January 16, 2015 03:46 PM PST