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Coyote Canis latrans

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sonjabraden

Date

August 1, 2014

Description

3 Coyotes sighted at about 7:30 PM. Each was about 2.5 feet tall. They were hanging out in the dense chaparral and oak woodland, occasionally coming out of the bushes into the grassland on the edge of the dense woodland. This is an area where people often hike.

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sonjabraden

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Growing on hillside in grassland in direct sunlight. A few others in area. Lots of buckwheat and wild oat in area.

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Tall Flatsedge Cyperus eragrostis

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Growing in a band around turtle pond. Band of Sedges begins about 8 feet from edge of pond and is about 3 ft wide. Area around pond is exposed to direct sunlight.

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California Eryngo Eryngium aristulatum

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Found growing around turtle pond on/under dried rushes about 18 ft from pond.

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Hawks, Eagles, and Kites Family Accipitridae

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Feather found near Turtle Pond It is very soft, brown with 3 white spots. Likely a feather of some sort of owl.

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Found growing on large tree stump in oak woodland on Dwight Center Trail. Feels wool-like to the touch.

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee Bombus vosnesenskii

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

Bee is black, powdery-yellow, and hairy. Found hanging out on penny royals in grassland about 25 feet from pond. About 20 other bees sighted in area as well.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

Baby western Fence Lizard found at double pond approximately 11 feet from pond. He would not get off my finger- maybe because it was warm? Or maybe because he was a baby and didnt know better? Lizard was about 3 inches long from head to tail.

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

Blue Dragonfly found at double pond on Pepperwood Preserve. Length from wing to wing is about 3.5 inches. Dragonfly flying primarily low to the ground and perching on flattened rushes around pond.

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sonjabraden

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

Found under boulder along road to Bechtel House. Environment is somewhere between a grassland and oak forest.

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Found on road in Rodger's Canyon. Full of fig seeds. About 10 other little poops present in area around large fig tree. About 2.5 inches long.

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

Found in Oak Forest area on Dwight Center Trail. Growing on a fallen oak branch. spot receiving about 40% sunlight daily. Ground in area covered in decaying leaves.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

About 1.5 inches long. Found in grassland on Dwight Center Trail. Lots of Harding Grass. He has hairy legs... yummy...

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Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Found hanging out in Rodger's canyon in grassland. Lots of rushes present. No others found in area. About 1.5 inches from wing to wing. Orange and black colored.

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Coast Tarweed Madia sativa

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Located in grassland in Rodger's Canyon. About 4 feet tall. Growing in field of Rushes and many Penny Royal present. Roughly 300 others in field.

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Cobwebby Thistle Cirsium occidentale

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Located in grassland on hillside. about 1.5 feet tall. 8 flowers present, 2 dead. Dry soil and direct sunlight. About 3 others present in area farther down hill.

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Found off of Dwight Center Trail in Serpentine Chapparal vegetation area. Partially hidden in shade of neighboring bush. No others to be seen in area.

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Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Found in serpentine chapparl area on the Pepperwood Preserve on the Dwight Center Trail. Several bushes of it along the trail in the same area. Lots of honey bees visiting and saw one buckeye butterfly visit. Located in direct sunlight on dry hillside.

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