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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.

Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

October 15, 2014 03:00 PM PDT

Description

This insect was about 1/4 of an inch found in the mark west creek. It may be an arachnid or the thorax of an insect. The pictures have been taken through a microscope.

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What

Wolf Lichen Letharia vulpina

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 19, 2014

Description

Neon Green lichen. There were about 15 small clumps found on a pine. Each of them were under 1 centimeter and the largest was smaller than two centimeters.

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White Rim Lichen Lecanora rupicola

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 23, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

Splotchy lichen on a tan oak. The splotches range from less than one centimeter in diamter to a few inches. There are different colors of buff.

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High-latitude Oaks Subgenus Quercus

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 17, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

This could be a canyon live oak found in Redwood Canyon. It was found in a transition area from the redwoods to the oak woodlands @ Pepperwood. It has gall that looks similar to strawberries.

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California Fescue Festuca californica

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 17, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

About 3 inches wide at the base. four inches tall. Green and grey. About 35 feet away from the pond. 10 others in the area. This is one of the more 'established' or older ones.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

1 inch. Many in the area. It seems like there are two types of grasshoppers or more. There are definitely two different species. There are tan ones and others that look more red. There are many mating so there are males and females.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

Over an inch. Mixed grass. About 15 feet from the pond. There are about 15 others in the area and seem to have red on the undersides.

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Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 16, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

Description

Found on a thistle on a southg facing slope at the edge of some dense Oak woodlands mixed with some Doug firs. It was about 1/4'' of an inch or less than a centimeter.

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Black Spreadwing Lestes stultus

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

The body is about 2 inches. The wingspan is about 3 1/2''. These measurements are VERY approximate. It was found on Harding grass about 20 feet away from the pond. There were at least 6 dragonflies of varying species in the area.

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Tanoak Notholithocarpus densiflorus

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

A tan oak at the edge of the trail. About 10 feet. Dead. We think it's sudden oak death. In a transition area between doug fir and redwood.

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California Bedstraw Galium californicum

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

Transition zone between oregon oak woodland and douglas fir forest. There are 30+ in the surrounding area around the trail.

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 15, 2014 10:37 AM PDT

Description

The bumble bee was about 3/4 of an inch. It was pollinating a penny royal. About 15 feet away from the pond at Pepperwood. Double Ponds is a pond that dries out during exceptionally dry summers. It's not quite a vernal pool. It occasionally dries out.

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 15, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

10 inches in length. It looks crystallized but it's more powdery to the touch. In the middle of an ant colony.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 15, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

About 2 inches SVL. Has symmetrical blue and yellow markings. Male, blue patch o throat. Had a healed wound on its left flank.

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 16, 2014 11:13 AM PDT

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

Whole thing is about 2 1/2''. 3 segments. 2 of them look "related" the other one looks completely different in its shape and color. More scat was found to the right of it. It looks like it might have rolled off the rock.

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Vetches Genus Vicia

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

A small collection of flowers. Each are about 1/2'' from the base to the edge of the petals. They are the only ones in the area and about 8 feet away from the pond.

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Coastal Button-Celery Eryngium armatum

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

About 6 feet away from the pond. There are 4 other plants in a 3 feet radius, This plant is a 1 foot long 'patch'.

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Tall Flatsedge Cyperus eragrostis

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

Over 1 1/2 feet tall. Around 20 in a concentrated area. In mixed grass w/ penny royal. Tallest seems to be over 2 feet.

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Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

A douglas fir 12 feet tall. Next to a bay and an oak tree. West facing slope. On a steep slope.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

Shady.West facing slope. about 3'' Only one in the area. It stayed very still but then scurried away

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

A dark woodpecker. With a light belly and a little bit of a red chest or head on a valley oak. Only one in the area.

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 9, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

At the edge of at least 1000 square feet of mixed grass. Next to the fig tree. about 3 feet from a bristly ox tongue. They were the only two of each of their kind in the surrounding area

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European Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 8, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

It is very segmented. Pale white. the eyes are the same color. Found in Meadow Barley

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California Ringlet Coenonympha tullia ssp. california

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 8, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

Near the edge of the grass on Harding grass. Both sides are similar colors.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

It was found in fallen leaves at the edge of the grass and trail before entering the oak. It hops. It's very small. Less than 1/8 of an inch

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Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 8, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

In mixed grass (oats and Harding Grass) very jumpy. I did not get t observe it in its natural habitat as I was looking at it through a 'bug box'. There are 3 others that we caught in the surrounding area. We thought it might be a Lubber grasshopper.

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Rodents Order Rodentia

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

A dead mouse. The belly is a different color than the sack. t was under a board that was a part of the SSU herp project

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

The tree is alive at the base but dead at the top. The bark also seems to be stripped off at the top where it is dead. Over 4 feet tall and there are no other bays in the immediate surrounding area. Does it have a disease or is it not getting enough water? If someone could please give me some insight into this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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What

Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

ceciliateennat

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Pepperwood (Google, OSM)

Description

Two live doug-fir saplings about 4 feet away from an oak and only 20' away from the other sapling. The other sapling probably didn't survive because it was so close to the trunk whereas these did because they were able to get more nutrients and sunlight.

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