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Tussock Moths Subfamily Lymantriinae

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joseph_capriola

Date

April 13, 2015 11:41 AM PDT

Description

A caterpillar about an inch and a half to 2 inches long found in a tree filled area on a wooden post.

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What

Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

March 21, 2015 05:46 PM MDT

Description

A small bird about 3 inches tall with distinct black and yellow coloration feeding on a daffodil in a partially urban area close to a small body of water

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What

Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

small and young. many redwoods in area.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

small, and young bay tree. 2 found in area. Redwood under story.

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Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found on dead madrone. has vein like tendrils shooting out all over the tree. looks like little green springs.

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What

Bedstraws Genus Galium

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

small oval leaves with pointed ends sprouting from dead coast live oak in a redwood under story.

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What

Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

a very small, very young coast live oak found growing next to coast live oak. had part of leaves missing, presumably to insects. many other coast live oaks have same signs of being munched on.

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What

Common Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found in a redwood under story. No other bracken ferns in a large area

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What

American Trailplant Adenocaulon bicolor

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found in a redwood under story. looks very similar to a star flower, but the underside is white and has a rounder shape.

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What

Beard Lichens Genus Usnea

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found in a redwood under story on a dead, rotting coast live oak. found growing next to a fungus.

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What

Western Star Flower Lysimachia latifolia

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found in a redwood under story in red. not currently in bloom. round lightly colored leaves.

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What

Turkey-Tail Trametes versicolor

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found on dead coast live oak. very dry. found in redwood forest.

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found on dead coast live oak. the fungus looks like large black gumdrops that are very solid and hard.

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What

Common Lichens Class Lecanoromycetes

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

found on cut logs in oak and pine woods growing close to turkey tail.

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What

Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

A yellow skipper about an inch to an inch and a half long found in grassland environment. Has black and yellow coloration.

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What

Goldback Fern Pentagramma triangularis

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

found in redwood forest on the side of a hill. Fern-like curled up appendages of a light green color. Dark green stem and lines on back of appendages. Around 6 inches tall.

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What

California Turret Spider Atypoides riversi

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

A tube of a few inches coming from the ground found in the redwoods. covered in dirt in leaves.

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What

California Lady Beetle Coccinella californica

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

spotless found underneath a bracken fern in the redwoods.

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What

Roses Genus Rosa

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Long, thin thorns on green stem. round, serrated leaves. Not in bloom. The area around it was dry it was growing around a few large manzanita. Leaves were not very hairy.

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Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

A jet black beetle about an inch long found near redwoods underneath rock. Has small spots lining back and three segments.

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What

Flea Beetles Tribe Alticini

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

minute orange water beetle found in shallow pond at pepper wood preserve at turtle pond.(the background of the pictures is a finger)

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What

Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Found in turtle pond on pepper wood preserve. Found while still in nymph stage of life. Large size possibly ready to change into adult form. found in aquatic plants.

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What

Proboscisless Leeches Order Arhynchobdellida

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

found at pepper wood preserve in turtle pond when the water was at the most slightly above knee height with many aquatic plants covering pond bottom. Multiple leeches found in aquatic plants and underneath rocks.

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What

Western Forest Scorpion Uroctonus mordax

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

blackish brown scorpion of about an inch and a half in length. 7 segments on body found underneath a dead log in an oak forest.

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What

Common Tree Crickets Genus Oecanthus

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

small head and rounded abdomen found in a field of harting grass.

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Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

a centimeter long black insect with a white underbelly, long legs, and long antennae. has the ability to jump large distances.

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What

Brown-spotted Bush-Cricket Tessellana tessellata

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

black stripes on back. A large black spike on back of abdomen indicating it is female. Has very long legs.

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What

Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

found in a field of harting grass. pale coloring about an inch long.

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What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

a very small, thin fly found in a field of harting grass about 1cm long.

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What

Click, Firefly, and Soldier Beetles Superfamily Elateroidea

Observer

joseph_capriola

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

A small pink insect that looked like it was most likely a beetle larvae. It has an underbelly that was a paler pink than on top of insect. first 3 segments are larger than last few. found under rock in an oak wood.

Feeds: Atom