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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This piece of the redwood tree is about 4 feet tall and black and it is the only part left of this tree from the 1964 fire. I found it very interesting that all the other trees around it grew more but this one was so dead that it just stayed still and didn't grow.

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

I thought this was bird poop at first but then I realized it was only growing on one branch. It was very sticky and had no smell and it was everywhere.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This plant stood out to me because it was at the strebel homestead right in the middle of the ruins of an old house and besides one plant of poison oak this was the only other living thing.

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

poison oak is EVERYWHERE, it is probably the prettiest plant ever. This particular poison oak I found in the strebel homestead and it was right in the middle of the ruins of an old house.

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Insects Class Insecta

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this beetle burro was found inside a redwood tree branch. I believe it was from atleast a year ago because it looks like it was there for awhile.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

I loved this redwood tree because it still had burn marks from the fire in 1964.

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

I love this kind of lichen or atleast I think it is lichen. It looks like lettuce growing on a stick

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Ferns Class Polypodiopsida

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this fern I found underneath the redwood trees. it was very shady and it was the only fern within 5 meters all around.

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This banana slug was right on the trail on the damp ground in the shade right after it had rained. once we got close the slug got scared and became smaller.

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Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this mole was about 5 inches long and has been dead for about 2-4 days. It did not smell bad and it was very cute.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This tree was the tallest redwood tree I have seen lately. some of it was still burned from the 1964 fire.

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Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this is the exoskeleton of a dragon fly. was found in the green grasses right by the pond.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

about 1 centimeter long and stayed on the fish net for a few hours, very pretty blue color.

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Narrowleaf Milkweed Asclepias fascicularis

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

very pretty pink. found near Frog Pond. about 7 inches tall but falling over.

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California Eryngo Eryngium aristulatum

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

only found near ponds, it is very sharp and hurts a lot! about 4 inches tall.

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Gastropods Class Gastropoda

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this water snail was about 3 inches under the water in a pond. The snail is about 1 inch wide and 1 inch tall.

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Chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

Very Very crumbly, looks spiky, comes apart in my hand, has a reddish color to it and stands at about 7 feet tall.

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Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this little white butterfly is 1 inch long and 1 inch all. hanging out in the grasslands and it has 2 black dots on each side that look like eyes.

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

I love manzinita trees. I think some people call them "refrigerator trees" because they are cold. I love how the layers peel off the trunk of the tree.

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Sierran Tree Frog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This 1 inch frog was hanging out by a pond in the dirt. It was one on few that where green and had yellow legs

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Common Wood-Nymph Cercyonis pegala

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This butterfly was in the grasslands and I love he marks on its wings because they look like eyes. about 1 inch long and 1 inch tall.

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Band-winged Grasshoppers Subfamily Oedipodinae

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This grasshopper was right by an ant hill hanging out in the shade in the dirt.

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Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This dragon fly was on the ground right by a pond.

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Sierran Tree Frog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This 5 legged frog jumped on me while I was sitting by a pond. The frog had an extra back leg, but it was a dead leg because it did not move.

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European Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This praying mantis was hanging out in the sun in the middle of the grasslands. it is 3 inches long and has 4 wings.

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Antlions and Owlflies Family Myrmeleontidae

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This Ant Lion was inside a hole in the ground about a 2 centimeters deep. This Ant Lion had pinchers and fuzz all over its body

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Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This hole in the ground is an Ant Lion Home. they are about 1 centimeter wide and 2 centimeters deep.

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Western Forest Scorpion Uroctonus mordax

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taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

2 inches from head to tail. Was hiding under a rock in the shade way off trail

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Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

This reminded me of a Christmas tree, except it was red on the top and green on the bottom. It stood about 6 feet tall and there had once been an animal who rub itsef on the middle part of the tree because that part is bare with no leaves.

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Harding Grass Phalaris aquatica

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

Grasslands where about 4 feet tall. While walking through them it felt like a corn maze.

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