Back to Effie, 08-30-20

It was smoky again this morning, but I felt like I needed to get some exercise, so I went out to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center/Preserve again for a walk.  I got there around 7:00 am and was 63° there.  It got into the low 90’s by the late afternoon.

An Eastern Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger,chewing the husk off of a black walnut.

There was so much smoke at the preserve that I coughed a lot through the whole walk and wore my facial mask for part of it. I didn’t see much beyond the usual suspects during my walk, but I did see three different species of squirrel. 

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I was out for about 2½ hours and then headed back home.

Species List:

  1. Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna
  2. Bewick’s Wren, Thryomanes bewickii
  3. Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
  4. Black Walnut Pouch Gall Mite, Aceria brachytarsa
  5. Black Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut, Juglans nigra
  6. Black-Tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus
  7. California Brickellbush, Brickellia californica
  8. California Fuchsia, Epilobium canum
  9. California Ground Squirrel, Otospermophilus beecheyi
  10. California Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica
  11. California Towhee, Melozone crissalis
  12. California Wild Grape, Vitis californica
  13. California Wild Rose, Rosa californica
  14. Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
  15. Common Green Lacewing, Chrysopa coloradensis
  16. Eastern Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger
  17. Gold Dust Lichen, Chrysothrix candelaris
  18. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
  19. Interior Live Oak, Quercus wislizeni
  20. Lace Lichen, Ramalina menziesii
  21. Live Oak Gall Wasp, 1st Generation, Callirhytis quercuspomiformis
  22. Mallard duck, Anas platyrhynchos
  23. Mealybug Destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri [nymph]
  24. Narrowleaf Cattail, Cattail, Typha angustifolia
  25. Oak Apple Gall Wasp, Andricus quercuscalifornicus
  26. Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus
  27. Oleander Aphid, Aphis nerii
  28. Plum, Prunus cerasifera
  29. Poison Oak, Pacific Poison Oak, Western Poison Oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum
  30. Rio Grande Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo intermedia
  31. Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa
  32. Small Milkweed Bug, Western Small Milkweed Bug, Lygaeus kalmii ssp. kalmii
  33. Spiny Turban Gall Wasp, asexual, fall generation, Antron douglasii
  34. Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus
  35. Trashline Orb Weaver Spider, Conical Trashline Spider,  Cyclosa conica
  36. Valley Oak, Quercus lobata
  37. Western Gray Squirrel, Sciurus griseus
  38. Western Redbud, Cercis occidentalis