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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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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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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

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April 16, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

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hillside woodland star Lithophragma heterophyllum

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icosahedron

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April 16, 2014 12:36 AM PDT

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Common Puffball Lycoperdon perlatum

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icosahedron

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April 16, 2014 10:54 AM PDT

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Bird's-eye gilia Gilia tricolor

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soundwave970

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April 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

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soundwave970

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April 12, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

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Soap plant

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soundwave970

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April 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

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Hog fennel

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soundwave970

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April 12, 2014 11:11 AM PDT

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Goldfields Genus Lasthenia

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soundwave970

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April 12, 2014 11:04 AM PDT

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Plantain Family Plantaginaceae

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soundwave970

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April 11, 2014 06:36 PM PDT

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Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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Bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 12:43 PM PDT

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Madrone

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 12:31 PM PDT

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Manzanita

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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Douglas iris Iris douglasiana

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 01:04 PM PDT

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 01:01 PM PDT

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Coast live oak Quercus agrifolia

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 11:58 AM PDT

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Black oak Quercus velutina

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

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California fescue Festuca californica

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

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Oregon oak Quercus garryana

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soundwave970

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April 5, 2014 12:52 PM PDT

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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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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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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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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

This foliose lichen was seen growing on a Douglas fir.

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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.