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Wing-tapping Cicadas Genus Platypedia

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nelruzam

Date

April 25, 2015 04:23 PM PDT

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

richardwasson

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

This is a colorful bush with red and white flowers.

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Oak Apple Wasp Andricus vacciniifoliae

Observer

richardwasson

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

This Oak tree was full of Oak-balls.

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Dogwoods Genus Cornus

Observer

richardwasson

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

This tree is just full of these 4 petals flowers. They look to be about 2-1/2" across.

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Bottlebrush Genus Callistemon

Observer

richardwasson

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

This may be a non-native but it looks to be establish.

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

Observer

th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus

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th0th

Date

April 25, 2015

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cream cups Platystemon californicus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

Description

One whole edge of the meadow is blooming with cream cups and has been for weeks.

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:43 AM PDT

Description

This is a native form of dandelion. Much larger/taller stalk with a tight clustered seed head. It was growing alone - not in a huge group as dandelions tend to do.

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:41 AM PDT

Description

The botanist we were with called this deer brush, but the other 'deer brush' ID'd from the area isn't a match. I made a note Elephibasi / elefebasi before we walked away but without the spelling I can't find the ID.

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lindynik

Date

April 22, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

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rose clover Trifolium hirtum

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:19 AM PDT

Description

I want to make sure this is the correct ID since there is a distinctive pink spot on each leaf which doesn't show on the other photos of rose clover...

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Pale Flax Linum bienne

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

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harding grass Phalaris aquatica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Non-native 'hardy' grass.

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mustard Genus Brassica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:08 AM PDT

Description

Tiny obviously mustard flowers on a trail through a mostly shaded oak woodland. The older plant had a singular tall stalk with flowers on it. The smaller plant photo shows the foliage better.

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Hedge Parsley Genus Torilis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 11:06 AM PDT

Description

This was introduced as 'sock destroyer' - it could also be California Hedge Parsley?

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coast live oak Quercus agrifolia

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

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sudden oak death Phytophthora ramorum

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:50 AM PDT

Description

It's a sad thing to see evidence of this disease...well, everywhere. Even at a thousands of acres preserve dedicated to science. This bay tree shows obvious signs of being a carrier, with the pathogen frying the tips of certain leaves. Good news, the only good news, is that drought seems to slow the spread somewhat as there is less water to spread the pathogen from plant to plant....

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Orange Bush Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Sticky Monkey Flower or Bandaid plant.

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Chile trefoil Acmispon wrangelianus

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:40 AM PDT

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Blow Wives Achyrachaena mollis

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

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purple needlegrass Nassella pulchra

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bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:38 AM PDT

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coyote brush Baccharis pilularis

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:37 AM PDT

Description

New growth. Unknown if this is a male or female plant.

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California milkwort Polygala californica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:35 AM PDT

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common woolly sunflower Eriophyllum lanatum

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 22, 2015 10:31 AM PDT

Description

Aster family.

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