Huckalive!

Despite the forecasted rain, today was fairly beautiful, so I went for a stroll. I saw pretty much every bird I saw the whole hike by standing still for 10 minutes at the trailhead. A tree fell there in the winter, damaging part of the trail (EBRPD has since put in some stairs), but opening up a nice gap for viewing birds. New things just kept popping up and singing. If only all canopy birding could be so pleasant.

Then I decided to observe every plant I could find in flower, which was edifying, if a bit arduous. The only one I know I missed was some elderberry that was out of reach and unphotographable with the phone. Still got some IDing to do.

Posted by kueda kueda, May 16, 2011 04:29 AM

Observations

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Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 01:56 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:02 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:02 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:03 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:03 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:03 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:03 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:04 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 2011

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:08 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:10 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:10 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:11 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:11 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:13 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Vireos (Genus Vireo)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:18 PM PDT

Description

Grey vireo, dark line through the eye, white lie above no eye ring, dark primaries, bill wiping, feeding in canopy

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Fringe Cups (Tellima grandiflora)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:22 PM PDT

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Western Star Flower (Lysimachia latifolia)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:25 PM PDT

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Trailing Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:27 PM PDT

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Common Cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:28 PM PDT

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Crevice Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:32 PM PDT

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California Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:36 PM PDT

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Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:39 PM PDT

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Coastal Manroot (Marah oregana)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:42 PM PDT

Description

Big leaves!

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Milkmaids (Cardamine californica)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:48 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:58 PM PDT

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Woodland Madia (Anisocarpus madioides)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 02:58 PM PDT

Description

Very hairy, glandular or the top 2/3

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Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:04 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:10 PM PDT

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Bugle Hedgenettle (Stachys ajugoides)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:16 PM PDT

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Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:17 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis latifolia)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:22 PM PDT

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Roses (Genus Rosa)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:34 PM PDT

Description

R gymnocarpa? Growing in shaded woodland

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Pacific Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:41 PM PDT

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Spotted Coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:49 PM PDT

Description

Tons of it popping around the trail intersection

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Sanicle (Sanicula crassicaulis)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:55 PM PDT

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Pacific Pea (Lathyrus vestitus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 03:59 PM PDT

Description

Vine, 4-sided stem

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California Beeplant (Scrophularia californica)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:09 PM PDT

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California Phacelia (Phacelia californica)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:10 PM PDT

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Bitter Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:14 PM PDT

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Sow Thistles (Genus Sonchus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:17 PM PDT

Description

Stem ~5-sided

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Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:19 PM PDT

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Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:25 PM PDT

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Fragrant Bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:26 PM PDT

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What

Rayless Arnica (Arnica discoidea)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:27 PM PDT

Description

Pretty sure the ID is right here, which is frustrating because it doesn't key out to the "rayless" section of the key in Beidleman and Kozloff.

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Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:36 PM PDT

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California Spikenard (Aralia californica)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:42 PM PDT

Description

2m tall, growing in a stream

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Hillside Woodland Star (Lithophragma heterophyllum)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:46 PM PDT

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Pacific Hound's Tongue (Adelinia grande)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:51 PM PDT

Description

Pretty much the last one flowering.

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What

Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major)

Observer

kueda

Date

May 15, 2011 04:58 PM PDT

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