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Western Sword Fern Polystichum munitum

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This sword Fern was found in Redwood Canyon. It had 8 fronds, non of which were fertile. There was only one Sword Fern in the area. The Rachis was 42 cm long. There were 2 dead fronds.

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Tanoak Notholithocarpus densiflorus

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This baby Tan Oak was found in Redwood Canyon approximately 1 foot away from an adult Tanoak tree. It was approximately 3 feet tall and in a sun patch.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

These 3 baby Redwoods were approximately 12 ft in height. There was approximately 8 ft of space between the 3 trees. They were located in Redwood Canyon.

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Wood Ferns Genus Dryopteris

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

There were approximately 12 individual ferns dispersed throughout our plot in Redwood Canyon. They were all non fertile and the leaves varied in size, but were approximately 20 cm in length.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This baby Bay was found growing under a red wood stump in Redwood Canyon.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

7 spider webs on the burnt Redwood stump,but no spiders in area/

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This Fallen Redwood was located in Redwood Canyon. It was lying flat on the ground, but its' leaves were still green and it seemed to still be growing. It was approximately 20 feet long.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This fallen redwood stump was located in the Redwood Forest. It was burnt and seemed to be the mother tree, as it was surrounded by stump sprouts. It left a huge stump depression approximately 12 feet wide.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This baby Redwood was found in Redwood Canyon. It was smaller than the other 3 in the plot. It was approximately 18 feet tall. There were 4 other "sprouts" coming from the same base. The sprouts were approximately 12 feet tall. The entire plot was covered in dense foliage.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

This intricate spider web was found in the Redwood Forest among the foliage. There was no spider present and the web looked destroyed and abandoned. There was a newer web approximately 16 cm away that was 15 cm long and 13 cm wide. There were approximately 9 other webs within 1 foot of the web.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

This Buckeye was found in a meadow of Barley and Rye. It was approximately 4 cm long.

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Entelegyne Spiders Infraorder Entelegynae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

This spider was extremely small, approximately 1/4 cm and had an interesting pattern consisting of dots lighter than its' body. It was found resting in a leaf on the edge of the trail. There was a web approximately 15 cm away and approximately 5 other webs spread throughout the area.

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Trailing Blackberry Rubus ursinus

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

This sprawling bush covered approximately 7 ft. It did not contain many berries. Its' biggest leaf was approximately 5 cm long, and its' smallest was approximately 2.5 cm long. Overall much smaller than the invasive blackberry.

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

This Western Poison Oak was found off the trail under a shrub and was completely shaded. It was completely red and there were no other poison oak plants in the area.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

This mysterious shredded exoskeleton was found on the peeling bark of an oak tree. There was only found in the area, it was approximately 1/2 inch.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

This thick and large spider web was located in a tree, and seemed to be abandoned. There were 2 other webs in the same area. They were approximately 6 inches in length and 3.5 inches wide.

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Cixiid Planthoppers Family Cixiidae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

This fly had a black body with shiny blue accents and delicate wings. It was approximately 1 cm long and was found at the transition from grass land to oak forest.

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Typical Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

This green leaf bug was approximately 1/2 cm in length. It had red eyes and a light green body. It was found by shaking the branch of a coast live oak.

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Proszynski's Jumping Spider Evarcha proszynskii

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

This spider was found at the edge of the trail at the entrance to the oak forest. It was found among the decaying leaves and was approximately 1/8th of an inch in length. It enjoyed to hop. It was a light brown color and thus blended well with the surrounding leaves.

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Tachinid Flies Family Tachinidae

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

This fly was black, but did have 2 red "parts" on its' abdomen. It was approximately 1.5 cm. It was located in the tall grasslands.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

This white moth with furry wings was found by sweeping a net through the tall grasslands.It was approximately 3 cm in length.

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Bristly Dogtail Grass Cynosurus echinatus

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

Found along the trail, grew in bunches. There were lots of "bunches" in area. They were approximately 15 cm tall, and found in an area between a dense patch of poison oak and a dense patch of Douglas Fur's.

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Skullcaps Genus Scutellaria

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

This mysterious purple plant(possibly a member of the mint family) was found among the rocks in a dry creek bed. There were approximately 7 other stalks in the area, varying lengths. They were approximately 25 cm tall, but the shorter stalks were green. They had simple opposite leaves and little "cup" like flowers. They had a square stem.

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Oregon Ash Fraxinus latifolia

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

This female Oregon Ash was found on the right side of the trail. They were approximately 7 leaflets on each stalk and each one was approximately 8 cm in length. The leaf itself was approximately 8.5 inches. This tree was in seed.

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Acmon Blue Icaricia acmon

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

This Square Spotted Blue Butterfly was approximately 1cm in length. This butterfly was found wiggling its lower wings, possibly to warm itself up as it was early on in the day. It was located at the upper end of Martin Creek among the rattle snake grass.

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Spanish Clover Acmispon americanus

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Found growing amongst the oat and others grasses, on the bank of Martin Creek. These delicate pink flowers were approximately .5cm in length.

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Red Willow Salix laevigata

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

This Red Willow was found in the dried Martin Creek, approximately 18 feet away from the Arroyo Willow. It was approximately 4.5 feet in height, with a base of roots approximately 1 foot tall. Only one found in area. There was an elder berry branch growing up through the center.

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Arroyo Willow Salix lasiolepis

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

This Arroyo Willow was located in the center of the dried up Martin Creek. There were 5 other sprawling willows. They were approximately 2 feet tall. They were not located in any other area of the creek.

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Cobalt Milkweed Beetle Chrysochus cobaltinus

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Found by turtle pond on a stalk of reed grass. Approximately 1 cm in length. There were many others in area.

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Brown-gray Moss-shingle Lichen Protopannaria pezizoides

Observer

cristalr

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

These little lichen cups were located on a oak branch kissing the ground. They were surrounded by a grey rough lichen and grew in patches approximately 1 cm in diameter. The patches were located approximately 3 cm away from each other.

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