Species List 2020

Here is my running species list for 2020. I’m including those I’ve taken photos of, heard, saw without getting a photo of, or found tracks/scat that I could identify. You can see last year’s species list HERE.

Total Species Identified in 2020: 1,424

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
316196132317122135
JULYAUGSEPTOCTNOVDEC
1274336
Number of species observed/recorded per month (no duplicates)

Arachnids

  1. Black Cobweb Spider, Steatoda capensis
  2. Bold Jumping Spider, Phidippus audax
  3. Bronze Jumping Spider, Eris militaris
  4. Bull-headed Sac Spider, Trachelas pacificus [flat, smooth, domed egg sac]
  5. California Turret Spider, Antrodiaetus riversi
  6. Goldenrod Crab Spider, Misumena vatia
  7. Hairy Jumping Spider, Habronattus hirsutus [on fennel]
  8. Hammock Spider, Pityohyphantes sp. [a kind of sheet weaver]
  9. Harvestman, Protolophus singularis
  10. House Pseudoscorpion, Chelifer cancroides
  11. Oak Jumping Spider, Metaphidippus manni
  12. Orb-Weaver Spider, Aculepeira sp.
  13. Pale Jumping Spider, Colonus hesperus
  14. Sheet Weaver Spiders, Family: Linyphiidae
  15. Swift Crab Spider, Mecaphesa celer
  16. Trashline Orb Weaver Spider, Conical Trashline Spider,  Cyclosa conica
  17. Western Black Widow Spider, Latrodectus hesperus
  18. Western Spotted Orbweaver Spider, Neoscona oaxacensis
  19. White Crab Spider, Thomisus spectabilis

Birds

  1. Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus
  2. American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana
  3. American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
  4. American Coot, Fulica americana
  5. American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
  6. American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
  7. American Robin, Turdus migratorius
  8. American Wigeon, Anas Americana
  9. American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  10. Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna
  11. Ash-Throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens
  12. Audubon’s Warbler, Setophaga coronata auduboni
  13. Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  14. Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
  15. Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon
  16. Bewick’s Wren, Thryomanes bewickii
  17. Black-Crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
  18. Black-Headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus
  19. Black-Necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
  20. Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
  21. Blue-Winged Teal, Anas discors
  22. Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
  23. Brown-Headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
  24. Buff Orpington Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var Orpington
  25. Bufflehead Duck, Bucephala albeola
  26. Bullock’s Oriole, Icterus bullockii
  27. Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
  28. Bushtit, American Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus
  29. Cackling Goose, Branta hutchinsii
  30. California Quail, Callipepla californica
  31. California Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica
  32. California Towhee, Melozone crissalis
  33. Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
  34. Caribbean Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber
  35. Cayuga Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Cayuga
  36. Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
  37. Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera
  38. Clark’s Grebe, Aechmophorus clarkii [black above eye]
  39. Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  40. Comb Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos
  41. Common Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
  42. Common Gallinule, Gallinula galeata
  43. Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
  44. Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
  45. Common Raven, Corvus corax
  46. Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
  47. Cooper’s Hawk, Acipiter cooperii
  48. Crested Coua, Coua cristata
  49. Crested Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Crested
  50. Crested Screamer, Chauna torquata
  51. Dark-Eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
  52. Domestic Chicken, Gallus gallus var. domesticus
  53. Domestic Swan Goose, Chinese Goose, Anser cygnoides domesticus [white or gray, knob on forehead]
  54. Double-Crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auratus
  55. Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
  56. Dunlin, Calidris alpina
  57. Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae
  58. Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
  59. European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
  60. Gadwall duck, Mareca Strepera
  61. Golden Crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla
  62. Graylag Goose, Anser anser
  63. Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
  64. Great Egret, Ardea alba
  65. Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
  66. Great-Tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus
  67. Greater White-Fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
  68. Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
  69. Green Heron, Butorides virescens
  70. Green-Winged Teal, Anas carolinensis
  71. Greylag Goose, Anser anser
  72. Hairy Woodpecker, Leuconotopicus villosus [long bill]
  73. Herring Gull, Larus argentatus [spot on bill, gray legs, pale eye]
  74. House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
  75. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
  76. House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
  77. Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus
  78. Killdeer, Charadrius vociferous
  79. Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae
  80. Lesser Goldfinch, Spinus psaltria
  81. Lincoln’s Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii
  82. Long-Billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus
  83. Mallard duck, Anas platyrhynchos
  84. Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
  85. Merlin, Falco columbarius
  86. Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
  87. Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata domestica
  88. Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
  89. Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
  90. Northern Harrier, Marsh Hawk, Circus hudsonius
  91. Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
  92. Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
  93. Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
  94. Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii
  95. Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus
  96. Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis
  97. Pekin Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Pekin
  98. Peregrine Falcon, Wek-Wek, Falco peregrinus
  99. Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens
  100. Pied-Billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
  101. Pigeon, Domestic Pigeon, Columba livia domestica
  102. Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
  103. Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
  104. Red-Shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
  105. Red-Tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
  106. Red-Winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
  107. Ring-Billed Gull, Larus delawarensis [ black ring, light eye, yellow legs]
  108. Ring-Necked Duck, Aythya collaris
  109. Ring-Necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
  110. Rio Grande Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo intermedia
  111. Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
  112. Ross’s Goose, Chen rossii
  113. Rough-Legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus [ID not certain]
  114. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
  115. Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
  116. Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
  117. Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
  118. Say’s Phoebe, Sayornis saya
  119. Sharp-Shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
  120. Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
  121. Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
  122. Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
  123. Sora, Porzana carolina
  124. Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
  125. Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus
  126. Steller’s Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri
  127. Swainson’s Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
  128. Swedish Blue Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Swedish Blue
  129. Thick-billed Parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha
  130. Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
  131. Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor
  132. Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
  133. Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
  134. Western Bluebird, Sialia Mexicana
  135. Western Gull, Larus occidentalis [spot on bill, pink legs, orange circle around eye]
  136. Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis [black through eye]
  137. Western Kingbird, Tyrant Flycatcher, Tyrannus verticalis
  138. Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
  139. Western Screech Owl, Megascops kennicottii
  140. White-Breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
  141. White-Faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi
  142. White-faced Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna viduata
  143. White-Crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
  144. White Tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
  145. Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata
  146. Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
  147. Yellow-Billed Magpie, Pica nuttalli
  148. Yellow-Headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Fish

  1. Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
  2. Coho Salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch
  3. Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio
  4. Goldfish, Carassius auratus
  5. Koi Fish, Cyprinus rubrofuscus
  6. Minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus
  7. Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss
  8. Steelhead, anadromous form of Oncorhynchus mykiss

Fungi, Molds, Slime Molds

  1. Acuminate Ink Cap, Coprinopsis atramentaria var. acuminate [scant veil, bell-shaped cap]
  2. Amber Jelly Fungus, Exidia recisa
  3. Aniseed Funnel Mushroom, Clitocybe odora [smells like licorice]
  4. Apricot Jelly Fungus, Guepinia helvelloides
  5. Artist’s Conk, Ganoderma brownie
  6. Barometer Earthstar fungus, Astraeus hygrometricus
  7. Bicolored Bracket Fungus, Gloeoporus dichrous [white with gray center]
  8. Birds Nest Fungus, Common Bird’s Nest Fungus, Crucibulum laeve
  9. Bird’s Nest Fungus, Woolly Bird’s Nest Fungus, Nidula niveotomentosa
  10. Bishop’s Cap, Coprinellus micaceus
  11. Black-Footed Polypore, Polyporus badius [The Bad-Ass Polypore]
  12. Black Hair Mold, Phycomyces blakesleeanus
  13. Black Jelly Roll fungus, Exidia glandulosa
  14. Blackberry Rust, Rubus Rust Fungus, Phragmidium violaceum
  15. Bleach-Scented Mycena, Mycena leptocephali  [dark, very small mushroom]
  16. Bleeding Mycena, Mycena haematopus
  17. Brown Jelly Fungus, Jelly Leaf, Tremella foliacea
  18. Candlesnuff Fungus, Carbon Antlers, Xylaria hypoxylon [upright, branched, white with a layer of spores; spores release at a touch]
  19. Cavalier Mushroom, Melanoleuca melaleuca
  20. Ceramic Parchment Crust Fungus, Xylobolus frustulatus [brown with gold edges]
  21. Common Funnel, Infundibulicybe gibba
  22. Common Gray Disk Fungus, Mollisia olivascens
  23. Common Ink Cap Mushroom, Coprinopsis atramentaria
  24. Common Jelly Spot fungus, Dacrymyces stillatus
  25. Common Pin Mold, Mucor mucedo
  26. Conifer Mazegill, Gloeophyllum sepiarium
  27. Cowboys Handkerchief, Waxy Cap Mushroom, Hygrophorus eburneus
  28. Crampball Fungus, Daldinia concentrica
  29. Crust fungus, Byssomerulius corium
  30. Crystal Brain Fungus, Granular Jelly Roll, Myxarium nucleatum
  31. Cudweed, California Cudweed, Pseudognaphalium californicum
  32. Cudweed, Jersey Cudweed, Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum
  33. Deadly Galerina, Galerina autumnalis
  34. Deer Shield Mushroom, Pluteus cervinus
  35. Destroying Angel Mushroom, Amanita ocreata
  36. Dryad’s Saddle, Hawk’s Wing, Polyporus squamosus
  37. Earth Tongues, Gelatinodiscus flavidus
  38. Elfin Saddle, Compressed Saddle, Helvella compressa
  39. Fairy Inkcap, Trooping Crumble Cap, Coprinellus disseminates [pale, almost white inkcap mushroom]
  40. Fairy Ring Mushroom, Scotch Bonnet, Marasmius oreades
  41. False Coral Mushroom, Tremellodendron sp.
  42. False Turkey Tail fungus, Stereum complicatum
  43. False Turkey Tail fungus, Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
  44. False Turkey Tail fungus, Stereum ostrea
  45. Fool’s Funnel, Clitocybe rivulosa [white mushroom with funnel shaped stipe]
  46. Funeral Bell Galerina, Galerina marginata
  47. Garlic Mushroom, Mycetinis scorodonius [pale, very small mushroom], before 2005 was listed as Marasmius scorodonius
  48. Gem-Studded Puffball, Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum
  49. Gilled Polypore, Trametes betulina [yellow tinge]
  50. Giraffe’s Spots Fungus, Peniophora albobadia
  51. Golden Haired Inkcap, Parasol Inkcap, Parasola auricoma
  52. Golden Mushroom, Floccularia luteovirens 
  53. Golden Floccularia, Floccularia albolanaripes
  54. Gray Veiled Amanita, Amanita porphyria [large gray/brown mushroom with white gills]
  55. Green Trichoderma Mold, Trichoderma viride 
  56. Hair Ice Fungus, Exidiopsis effuse [not sure of this ID]
  57. Hair Mold, Phycomyces nitens   [has yellow tips]
  58. Hare’s Foot Inkcap Mushroom, Coprinopsis lagopus
  59. Honey Fungus, Ringless Honey Fungus, Armarilla tabescens
  60. Honey Fungus, Armillaria mellea
  61. Honey Fungus, Shaggy Cap Honey Fungus, Armillaria sinapina
  62. Horsehair Mushroom, Gymnopus androsaceus
  63. Horsehair Mushroom, Oak-leaf Pinwheel, Gymnopus quercophilus
  64. Jack-o-Lantern, Western Jack-o-Lantern, Omphalotus olivascens
  65. Jelly Spot Jelly Fungus, Dacrymyces chrysospermus
  66. Mazegill Fungus, Daedalea quercina
  67. Mica Cap, Coprinellus micaceus [a kind of ink cap, pale tan cap]
  68. Milky Cap, Hemimycena hirsute [tiny white mushrooms with distant gills]
  69. Mower’s Mushroom, Haymaker Mushroom, Panaeolus foenisecii
  70. Mushroom with gills connecting to stipe; dimple in cap, Arrhenia epichysium
  71. Netted Crust Fungus, Byssomerulius corium, a kind of resupinate fungus, lays flat on the substrate
  72. Oak-loving Gymnopus, Gymnopus dryophilus
  73. Ocre Spreading Tooth Fungus, Steccherinum ochraceum
  74. Orange Bonnet Mushroom, Mycena acicula
  75. Pale Brittlestem, Psathyrella candolleana [looks kind of like an inkcap, pale tan cap with dark gills]
  76. Paltry Puffball, Puffball Fungus, Bovista californica
  77. Pocket-Stalked Russula, Russula cerolens [white stipe and yellow-tan gills]
  78. Poor Man’s Slippery Jack, Suillus fuscotomentosus [sort of looks like a bolete]
  79. Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus
  80. Palomino Cup Fungus, Peziza repanda
  81. Poison Pie Mushroom, Hebeloma crustuliniforme 
  82. Pleated Ink Cap, Parasol Ink Cap, Parasola plicatilis
  83. Pleated Marasmius, Red-Thread Mushroom, Marasmius plicatulus
  84. Purple Core, Bluet, Blewit, Clitocybe nuda (Lepista nuda)
  85. Red-Cracking Bolete, Russian Red, Xerocomellus chrysenteron
  86. Robust Bracket Fungus, Fomitiporia robusta
  87. Scaly Rustgill Mushroom, Gymnopilus sapineus
  88. Shellfish-scented Russula, Russula xerampelina
  89. Silky Piggyback Mushrooms,  Asterophora parasitica
  90. Silky Pink Gill Mushroom, Nolanea sericea (Entoloma sericeum ssp. sericeum) [very dark brown cap with a nipple on top]
  91. Slime Mold, Blue Slime Mold, Badhamia utricularis
  92. Slime Mold, Carnival Candy Slime Mold, Arcyria denudata
  93. Slime Mold, Dog Vomit Slime Mold, Fuligo septica
  94. Slime Mold, Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
  95. Slime Mold, Insect Egg Slime Mold, Badhamia sp.
  96. Slime Mold, Lilac Physarum Slime Mold, Physarum globuliferum
  97. Slime Mold, Many-Headed Slime Mold, Physarum leucopus
  98. Slime Mold, Tan Bullet Slime Mold, Arcyria cinereal
  99. Slime Mold, Trichia sp. [early white stage; each head on a stalk]
  100. Slime Mold, Spotted Trichia Slime Mold, Trichia botrytis
  101. Slime Mold, White Spheroid Slime Mold, Physarum cinereum
  102. Smokey Bracket Fungus, Bjerkandera adusta
  103. Snowy Oysterlings, Cheimonophyllum candidissimum
  104. Split Porecrust, Schizopora paradoxa
  105. Splitgill Fungus, Schizophyllum sp.
  106. Split Gill Fungus, Schizophyllum commune
  107. Stem Rust Fungus, Puccinia evadens [attacks Coyote Brush]
  108. Sulphur Shelf Fungus, Western Hardwood Sulphur Shelf, Laetiporus gilbertsonii
  109. Sulphur Tuft Fungus, Hypholoma fasciculare 
  110. Toothed Crust Fungus, Basidioradulum sp.
  111. Trembling Crust Fungus, Merulius tremellosus [white or orange-tinted, forms brackets, a little bit of a tooth on the underside]
  112. Turkey Tail Fungus, Trametes versicolor
  113. Umbilicated cap mushroom, Arrhenia obscurata
  114. Willow Rust Fungus, Melampsora epitea
  115. White Parachute Marasmius, Marasmiellus candidus
  116. White Cup Fungus, Calyptella capula [no gills]
  117. White Jelly Fungus, Ductifera pululahuana
  118. White Russula, Russula brevipes
  119. White Stubble Rosegill, Volvopluteus gloiocephalusi [white mushroom, slick cap with colored center, pale pink to gills, papery volva]
  120. Witches Butter, Tremella mesenterica
  121. Yellow Fieldcap, Bolbitius titubans
  122. Yellow Knight, Man on Horseback, Tricholoma equestre [large, heavy, yellow mushroom]
  123. Yellow Orb Sac Fungus, Orbilia sp.
  124. Yellow-Staining Milk Cap, Lactarius xanthogalactus [a kind of Russula with a thick reddish cap with a dimple in the center]
  125. ?? Fluffy fungus with gutation, Trichoderma sp.

Galls

  1. Alder Tongue, Western American Alder Tongue Gall Fungus, Taphrina occidentalis
  2. Ash Flower Gall Mite, Eriophyes fraxinivorus
  3. Australian Eucalyptus Gall Wasp, Ophelimus maskelli
  4. Ball Gall Wasp, Callirhytis perfoveata [on live oak leaves]
  5. Beaked Twig Gall Wasp, Disholcaspis plumbella
  6. Bladder Plum Gall fungus, Taphrina pruni
  7. Black Oak Stem Gall Wasp, Zapatella davisae
  8. Black Walnut Erineum Mite galls, Aceria erinea
  9. Black Walnut Pouch Gall Mite Aceria brachytarsa
  10. Club Gall Wasp, Atrusca clavuloides
  11. Clustered Gall Wasp, Andricus brunneus
  12. Crystalline Gall Wasp, Andricus crystallinus
  13. Convoluted Gall Wasp, Andricus confertus
  14. Cottonwood Leaf Gall Aphid, Pemphigus populivenae
  15. Cottonwood Petiole Gall, Poplar Petiole Gall Aphid, Pemphigus populitransversus
  16. Coyote Brush Bud Gall midge, Rhopalomyia californica
  17. Coyote Brush Rust Gall, Puccinia evadens
  18. Coyote Brush Stem Gall moth, Gnorimoschema baccharisella
  19. Disc Gall Wasp, Andricus parmula [round flat, “spangle gall”]
  20. Fimbriate Gall Wasp, Andricus opertus [on Valley Oak leaf]
  21. Flat-Topped Honeydew Gall Wasp, Disholcaspis eldoradensis
  22. French Broom Gall Mite, Aceria genistae
  23. Fuzzy Gall Wasp, Disholcaspis washingtonensi [round faintly fuzzy galls on stems]
  24. Goldenrod Bunch Gall, Goldenrod Floret Gall Midge, Solidago canadensis
  25. Gouty Stem Gall Wasp, Callirhytis quercussuttoni
  26. Grape Erineum Mite, Colomerus vitis
  27. Grape Phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae [aphid-like insect]
  28. Gray Mid-Rib Gall Wasp, Besbicus multipunctatus
  29. Hair Stalk Gall Wasp, Dros pedicellatum
  30. Irregular Spindle Gall Wasp, Andricus chrysolepidicola [on white oaks, Blue, Valley, etc.]
  31. Jumping Oak Gall Wasp, Neuroterus saltatorius
  32. Kernel Flower Gall Wasp, Callirhytis serricornis
  33. Leaf Gall Wasp/ Unidentified per Russo, Tribe: Cynipidi [on Valley Oak]
  34. Live Oak Bud Gall Wasp, Callirhytis quercusagrifoliae [round gall at bud position]
  35. Live Oak Erineum Mite gall, Aceria mackiei [kind of looks like rust on the backside of the leaf]
  36. Live Oak Gall Wasp, 1st Generation, Callirhytis quercuspomiformis [spiky ball]
  37. Live Oak Gall Wasp, 2nd Generation, Callirhytis quercuspomiformis [looks like a soft funnel, green to brown]
  38. Major Willow Gall Midge, Iteomyia major
  39. Manzanita Leaf Gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni
  40. Marginal Leaf Fold Gall Midge, Macrodiplosis erubescens [on margins of leaves of red oaks]
  41. Mistletoe Gall, caused by Mistletoe haustorium growing on a tree
  42. Oak Aphid Leaf-Curl Gall, Tuberculatus annulatus [on Coast Live Oak]
  43. Oak Apple Gall Wasp, Andricus quercuscalifornicus
  44. Oak Leaf Blister Fungus, Taphrina caerulescens
  45. Peach Gall, Dried Peach Gall Wasp, Disholcaspis simulata
  46. Peach Leaf Curl Fungus, Taphrina deformans
  47. Pine-Pine Gall Rust, Endocronartium harknessii
  48. Plate Gall Wasp, Andricus pattersonae
  49. Pumpkin Gall Wasp, Dryocosmus minusculus
  50. Red Cone Gall Wasp, Andricus kingi
  51. Rosette Oak Gall Wasp, Andricus wiltzae
  52. Round Gall Wasp, Cynpis conspicuus [round gall near base of leaf on Valley Oaks, formerly Besbicus conspicuus]
  53. Ruptured Twig Gall Wasp, Callirhytis perdens
  54. Saucer Gall Wasp, Andricus gigas
  55. Silverpuff Stem Gall Wasp, Antistrophus microseris
  56. Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp, Diplolepis polita [on rose leaves]
  57. Spiny Turban Gall Wasp, asexual, fall generation, Antron douglasii
  58. Striped Volcano Gall Wasp, summer generation, Andricus atrimentus [looks like a tiny volcano]
  59. Striped Volcano Gall Wasp, spring generation, Andricus atrimentus [looks like a tan ball on the edge of the leaf]
  60. Sunburst Gall Wasp, Andricus stellaris [?? unsure about this sighting]
  61. Thorn Gall Wasp gall, Cynips heldae
  62. Two-Horned Gall Wasp, unisexual gall, 1st generation,  Dryocosmus dubiosus [small gall with a horn on either end]
  63. Two-Horned Gall Wasp, bisexual gall, 2nd generation,  Dryocosmus dubiosus [looks like a hard, shiny, brown “beak” on the edge of the leaf]
  64. Urchin Gall Wasp, Antron quercusechinus
  65. Willow Apple Gall Sawfly, Pontania californica
  66. Willow Bead Gall Mite, Aculus tetanothrix
  67. Willow Pinecone Gall midge, Rabdophaga strobiloides
  68. Willow Rose Gall Midge, Rabdophaga salicisbrassicoides
  69. Willow Stem Sawfly Gall, Euura exiguae
  70. Willow Tube Gall Midge, Iteomyia sp.
  71. Woollybear Gall Wasp, Atrusca trimaculosa
  72. Woolly Oak Aphid Gall, Stegophylla querci [in folded leaves, live oak]
  73. Woolly Oak Aphid, Stegophylla brevirostris (lots of white fluff & honeydew)
  74. Yellow Wig Gall Wasp, Andricus fullawayi 

Insects/Arthropods/Hexapods

  1. Acmon Blue Butterfly, Icaricia acmon
  2. Alfalfa Looper Moth, Autographa californica
  3. American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis
  4. Anise Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio zelicaon
  5. Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile
  6. Arizona Mantis, Stagmomantis limbata
  7. Armored Scale Insects, Family: Diaspididae
  8. Arroyo Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma praevarum
  9. Ashy Gray Lady Beetle, Olla v-nigrum [lymph, lion]
  10. Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria [small, black and white]
  11. Asian Ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis
  12. Assassin Bug, Zelus luridus
  13. Assassin Bug, Four-spurred Assassin Bug, Zelus tetracanthus [ash white color]
  14. Baileya Moth, Bailey sp. [caterpillar] Maybe Baileya dormitans, the Sleeping Baileya [green caterpillar with bold white stripe down the sides]
  15. Big-headed Ground Beetle, Scarites subterraneus [black, shiny, large mandibles] [?? Not sure about this ID]
  16. Black Bean Aphid, Aphis fabae
  17. Black Dancer Caddisfly, Mystacides sepulchralis
  18. Black Saddlebags Dragonfly, Tramea lacerata
  19. Blue Dasher Dragonfly, Pachydiplax longipennis [white face, males blue, females are diluted yellow-tan]
  20. Blue-Eyed Darner Dragonfly, Aeshna multicolor
  21. Bordered Plant Bug, Largus californicus
  22. Bordered Straw Moth, Heliothis peltigera
  23. Braconid wasp, Family: Braconidae
  24. Brown Grass Bug, Irbisia californica
  25. Brown Leafhopper, Family: Cicadellidae
  26. Brown Leather Wing Beetle, Pacificanthia consors
  27. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys
  28. Buffalo Treehopper, Stictocephala alta
  29. Bush Katydid, Fork-Tailed Bush Katydid, Scudderia furcata
  30. Cabbage White butterfly, Pieris rapae
  31. California Angelwing Katydid, Microcentrum californicum
  32. California Bumblebee, Bombus californicus [black face, yellow ruff]
  33. California Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa californica
  34. California Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor hirsuta
  35. California Praying Mantis, Stagmomantis californica (smallest 2-2.5 inches)
  36. California Pyrausta Moth, Pyrausta californicalis
  37. California Ringlet Butterfly, Coenonympha tullia california
  38. Camel Cricket, Superfamily: Rhaphidophoroidea [small, found on trail]
  39. Case-Bearing Leaf Beetle, Cryptocephalus castaneus [tiny, thick bodied]
  40. Chinese Praying Mantis, Tenodera sinensis [largest]
  41. Cicada, Typical Cicadas, Subfamily: Tibicininae
  42. Citron Bug, Leptoglossus gonagra [a kind of leaf-footed bug, red nymphs]
  43. Click Beetle,  Limonius canus [brown]
  44. Clouded Sulphur Butterfly, Colias philodice
  45. Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly, Phoebis sennae
  46. Common Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma cyathigerum
  47. Common Buckeye Butterfly, Junonia coenia
  48. Common Checkered-Skipper, Burnsius communis
  49. Common Green Lacewing, Chrysopa coloradensis
  50. Common Greenbottle Fly, Lucilia sericata
  51. Common Tree Cricket, Oecanthus sp.
  52. Common Water Strider, Aquarius remigis
  53. Conchuela Stink Bug, Chlorochroa ligata
  54. Confusing Petrophila Moth, Petrophila confusalis 
  55. Convergent Lady Beetle, Hippodamia convergens
  56. Cottonwood Twig Borer Beetle, Oberea quadricallosa
  57. Cowpea Aphid, Aphis craccivora [adults dark, babies pink]
  58. Cranefly, Mosquito Hawk, Tipula dietziana
  59. Crazy Ants, Nylanderia sp.
  60. Cricket, Arboreal Camel Cricket, Gammarotettix bilobatus
  61. Cryptopid Centipede, Theatops californiensis
  62. Crown Whitefly, Aleuroplatus coronata
  63. Dagger Moth, Acronicta sp.
  64. Dancer Damselfly, Unidentified, Argia sp.
  65. Dark-Winged Fungus Gnat, Bradysia sp.
  66. Darker-spotted Straw Moth, Heliothis phloxiphaga
  67. Darkling Beetle, Eleodes scabrosus [pitted pronotum and elytra]
  68. Deer Fly, Chrysops vittatus
  69. Digger Bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana [mostly turrets]
  70. Dot-lined Angle Moth, Psamatodes abydata
  71. Downy Leather-Winged Beetle Podabrus pruinosus [kind of looks like a Soldier Beetle]
  72. Echo Azure butterfly, Celastrina echo [“typical blues”]
  73. Elder Moth, Achatodes zeae
  74. European Earwig, Common Earwig, Forficula auricularia
  75. European Honeybee, Western Honeybee, Apis mellifera
  76. Fairy Longhorn Moth, Adela flammeusella
  77. False Blister Beetle, Oedemera podagrariae [brown and tan, kind of looks like a Soldier Beetle]
  78. Familiar Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma civile
  79. Feral European Honeybee, Apis mellifera
  80. Fiery Skipper, Hylephila phyleus
  81. Flame Skimmer Dragonfly, Libellula saturata
  82. Foothill Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis ssp. orpifex
  83. Fruit-Tree Leafroller Moth, Archips argyrospila
  84. Gall-Like Scale, Allokermes rattani [striped ball]
  85. Gall-Like Scale Allokermes sp.
  86. Geometer Moth, Family: Geometridae
  87. Globular Springtail, Ptenothrix marmorata [Technically it’s not an insect, it’s a hexapod. It has internal mouth parts instead of external mouth parts.]
  88. Grass Sharpshooter, Draeculacephala Minerva
  89. Great Black Wasp, Sphex pensylvanicus [large, all black, a kind of digger wasp]
  90. Green Darner Dragonfly, Anax junius
  91. Green Leafhopper, Nephotettix virescens
  92. Green Stink Bug, Chinavia hilaris
  93. Harlequin Bug, Murgantia histrionica
  94. Harvester Ant, Pogonomyrmex sp. [black]
  95. Honeysuckle Sawfly, Club-Headed Sawfly, Abia americana [whitish caterpillar with pale grey head]
  96. Horsefly-Like Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis [dark bee with pale eyes]
  97. House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata
  98. Hoverfly, Bird Hoverfly, Eupeodes volucris
  99. Hoverfly, Black-margined Flower Fly, Syrphus opinator
  100. Hoverfly, Common Flower Fly, Syrphus ribesii
  101. Hoverfly, Long-tailed Aphideater, Western Aphid-eater, Eupeodes fumipennis
  102. Hoverfly, Margined Calligrapher Fly, Toxomerus marginatus [very tiny]
  103. Iceplant Scale, Pulvinariella mesembryanthem
  104. Jalisco Petrophila Moth, Crambid Snout Moth, Petrophila jaliscalis
  105. Lauxaniid Fly, Homoneura occidentalis [yellow fly with reddish eyes, black hairs]
  106. Leaf-Cutter Bee, Megachile sp. 
  107. Leaf-Cutter Bee, Megachile chichimeca
  108. Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus
  109. Leaf-Hopper, Typical Leafhoppers, Family: Cicadellidae
  110. Leafhopper, Gyponana procera
  111. Leafhopper Assassin Bug, Zelus renardii
  112. Lesser Golden Knapweed Fly, Chaetorellia jaceae [tiny pale yellow fly, green eyes, gold lines on wings]
  113. Ligated Furrow Bee, Halictus ligatus [tiny bee, b/w striped abdomen, yellow legs]
  114. Little Black Ant, Monomorium minimum
  115. Long-Jawed Orb Weaver, Tetragnatha sp .
  116. Long-tailed Silverfish, Ctenolepisma longicaudata
  117. Lupin Aphid, Macrosiphum albifrons
  118. Mason Bee, Osmia sp.
  119. Meadow Plant Bug, Lopidea instabilis [red and black]
  120. Meadow Spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius
  121. Mealybug Destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
  122. Mediterranean Katydid, Phaneroptera nana
  123. Mediterranean Praying Mantis, Iris Mantis, Iris oratoria [very narrow ootheca]
  124. Metallic Sweat Bees, Subgenus: Dialictus
  125. Milkweed Assassin Bug, Zelus longipes
  126. Millipede, possibly Gosodesmus claremontus [pinkish, flat back]
  127. Millipede, Ptyoiulus impressus  [dark, rounded back]
  128. Millipede, Rosy Short-Head Millipede, Brachycybe rosea
  129. Mirid Bug, Thick Sensor Soft Bug, Heterotoma planicornis [small black bug with weird antennae and green legs]
  130. Morrill Lace Bug, Corythucha morrilli
  131. Mosquito, Common House Mosquito, Culex pipiens
  132. Mournful Duskywing Butterfly, Erynnis tristis
  133. Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa
  134. Mud-Dauber Wasps and Allies, Subfamily: Sceliphrinae
  135. Mugwort Aphid, Macrosiphoniella artemisiae [pale green, black legs, red eyes]
  136. Mugwort Weevil, Scaphomorphus longinasus
  137. Nodding Thistle Receptacle Weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus [on thistle]
  138. Non-Biting Midge, Chironomus sp.
  139. Oak Leafroller Moth, Archips semiferana
  140. Obscure Darkling Beetle, Eleodes obscura [striped grooves on elytra]
  141. Oleander Aphid, Aphis nerii
  142. Orange Sulphur Butterfly, Colias eurytheme 
  143. Orbweavers, Family: Araneidae
  144. Ornate Checkered Beetle, Trichodes ornatus [black and yellow]
  145. Pacific Forktail Damselfly, Ischnura cervula [males blue, 4 dots on thorax]
  146. Pacific Orange Tip, Sara’s Orange Tip Butterfly, Anthocharis sara
  147. Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui
  148. Pale-lined Angle Moth, Digrammia irrorata
  149. Pallid-winged Grasshopper, Trimerotropis pallidipennis
  150. Paper Wasp, European Paper Wasp, Polistes dominula [black & yellow]
  151. Peridot Sweat Bee, Augochlorella pomoniella
  152. Pink Elongated Springtail, Podura sp.
  153. Plant Bugs, Family: Miridae
  154. Potato Mirid, Closterotomus norwegicus [green]
  155. Potter Wasp, California Potter Wasp, Eumenes sp. 
  156. Privet Leafhopper, Fieberiella florii
  157. Prodocarpus Aphid, Neophyllaphis podocarpi [pink]
  158. Pug Moth, Common Eupithecia Moth, Eupithecia miserulata [lays with its wings open]
  159. Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths, Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  160. Red Admiral Butterfly, Vanessa atalanta [caterpillar]
  161. Red Gum Lerp Psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei
  162. Red-humped Caterpillar Moth, Schizura concinna
  163. Red-Margin Lopidea Bug, Lopidea instabilis
  164. Red-Shouldered Stink Bug, Thyanta custator
  165. Redwhisker Clammyweed, Polanisia dodecandra
  166. Ribbed Cocoon-Maker Moth, Oak Ribbed Skeletonizer,  Bucculatrix albertiella
  167. Rove Beetle, Quedius sp. [red-orange][?? Not sure about this ID]
  168. Rusty Tussock Moth, Orgyia antiqua
  169. Saint John’s Wort Beetle, Chrysolina hypericin [metallic gold, blue or copper]
  170. Salt Marsh Moth, Estigmene acrea
  171. Scale Insect, Superfamily: Coccoidea
  172. Scriptured Leaf Beetle, Pachybrachis sp.
  173. Seven-Spotted Ladybeetle, Coccinella septempunctata [Introduced Species]
  174. Sinuous Snaketail Dragonfly, Ophiogomphus occidentis [club tail, yellow with gray eyes]
  175. Six-spotted Zigzag Lady Beetle, Cheilomenes sexmaculata
  176. Small Honey Ant, Prenolepis imparis
  177. Small Milkweed Bug, Western Small Milkweed Bug, Lygaeus kalmii ssp. kalmii
  178. Smoky-winged Poplar Aphid, Chaitophorus populicola
  179. Snakefly, Agulla adnixa
  180. Snowberry Sawfly, Blennogeneris spissipes
  181. Soft-Winged Flower Beetle, Idgia sp. [kind of look like soldier beetles]
  182. Solitary Oak Leaf Miner Moth, Cameraria hamadryadella
  183. Soldier Fly, Microchrysa sp.
  184. Sooty Dancer Damselfly, Argia lugens
  185. Spined Stilt Bug, Jalysus wickhami [look like tiny Craneflies]
  186. Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata
  187. Spotted Spreadwing Damselfly, Lestes congener
  188. Steel-blue Cricket-hunter Wasp, Chlorion aerarium
  189. Stream Mayflies, Family: Heptageniidae [exuvia]
  190. Sulphur Tubic Moth, Esperia sulphurella [tiny dark moth with yellow lines]
  191. Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris
  192. Termite, Reticulitermes sp.
  193. Tobacco Budworm Moth, Chloridea virescens
  194. Three-lined Potato Beetle, Lema daturaphila
  195. Three-striped Longhorn Fairy Moth, Adela trigrapha
  196. Tripartite Sweat Bee, Halictus tripartitus [tiny, striped abdomen]
  197. Tube-Tailed Trip, Family: Phlaeothripidae [tiny red larvae,black on either end]
  198. Tule Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma carunculatum
  199. Twelve-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly, Libellula pulchella
  200. Urbane Digger Bee, Anthophora urbana  [looks like a pale blond and white bumblebee]
  201. Valley Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa varipuncta
  202. Variable Checkerspot Butterfly, Euphydryas chalcedona
  203. Varied Carpet Beetle, Anthrenus verbasci
  204. Variegated Meadowhawk Dragonfly, Sympetrum corruptum
  205. Velvety Tree Ant, Liometopum occidentale
  206. Vivid Dancer Damselfly, Argia vivida [bands and arrowheads]
  207. Western Carpenter Ant, Camponotus modoc
  208. Western Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus clypealis [zig-zag across the back]
  209. Western Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus [zig zag on adults, spots on older nymphs]
  210. Western Polished Lady Beetle, Cycloneda polita [no spots]
  211. Western Pondhawk Dragonfly, Erythemis collocata [males are blue; females are green]
  212. Western Spotted Orbweaver Spider, Neoscona oaxacensis
  213. Western Sunflower Longhorn Bee, Svastra obliqua ssp. expurgata
  214. Western Tailed-Blue Butterfly, Cupido amyntula
  215. Western Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus sp.
  216. Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio rutulus
  217. Western Tussock Moth, Orgyia vetusta
  218. White Checkered-Skipper, Burnsius albescens
  219. White-faced Meadowhawk Dragonfly, Sympetrum obtrusum
  220. Whiteflies, Family: Aleyrodidae
  221. White-winged March Fly, Bibio albipennis [thin black fly with tranluscent white wings]
  222. Widow Skimmer Dragonfly, Libellula luctuosa
  223. Winter Moth, Operophtera brumata [larvae, green inchworm with orange head]
  224. Woolly Oak Aphid, Stegophylla brevirostris (lots of white fluff & honeydew)
  225. Yellowjacket, Western Yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica
  226. Yellow Dung Fly, Scathophaga stercoraria
  227. Yellow-faced Bumblebee, Bombus vosnesenskii
  228. Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp, Sceliphron caementarium
  229. Yellow-Winged Grasshopper, California Sulphur-Winged Grasshopper, Arphia behrensi
  230. Zebra-Striped Hoverfly, Scaeva pyrastri  

Other Invertebrates (Worms, Snails, Mollusks, etc.)

  1. Asian Clam, Corbicula fluminea [small white/brown freshwater clam]
  2. Common Earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris
  3. Fresh Water Snail, Fluminicola sp.
  4. Garden Snail, Cornu aspersum
  5. Meadow Slug, Badhamia utricularis  [short, fat, stubby slug]
  6. Nematode, unidentified
  7. Red Swamp Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad, Procambarus clarkia

Lichen on Trees

  1. Bark Rim Lichen, Lecanora chlarotera [looks like Whitewash Lichen but has apothecia]
  2. Beaded Tube Lichen, Hypogymnia apinnata
  3. Beard Lichen, Usnea sp.
  4. Boreal Button Lichen, Buellia disciformis [pale gray to bluish with black apothecia on wood]
  5. Brown-Eyed Shingle Lichen, Pannaria rubiginosa [on trees]
  6. Bumpy Rim-Lichen, Lecanora hybocarpa [hoary with black or brown apothecia]
  7. California Camouflage Lichen, Melanelixia californica [dark green with brown apothecia, on trees]
  8. California Pore Lichen, Pertusaria californic
  9. Candleflame Lichen, Candelaria concolor [bright yellow, crumbly-looking]
  10. Ceramic Parchment Lichen, Xylobolus frustulatus [hoary or pale brown, flat like parchment]
  11. Common Sunburst Lichen, Golden Shield Lichen, Xanthoria parietina [yellow-orange,on wood/trees]
  12. Cottonthread Lichen, Leprocaulon americanum [thin, short threads on wood/trees]
  13. Crabseye Lichen, Ochrolechia subpallescens [creamy colored lichen with white-rimmed pale orange/pink apothecia]
  14. Crescent Frost Lichen, Physconia perisidiosa [green or gray green on trees/wood]
  15. Dimpled Camouflage Lichen, Montanelia tominii [ink black on wood]
  16. Elegant Camouflage Lichen, Melanohalea elegantula [leafy like hoary lichen but much darker gray/black]
  17. Farinose Cartilage Lichen,  Ramalina farinacea [like Oakmoss but very thin branches]
  18. Fishbone Beard Lichen, Usnea filipendula [“boned skeleton”, hairy eyeballs]
  19. Fluffy Dust Lichen, Lepraria finkii [gray-tan dust lichen]
  20. Fluffy Dust Lichen, Pacific Fluffy Dust Lichen, Lepraria pacifica [blue-green dust lichen]
  21. Fringed Wrinkle Lichen, Tuckermanopsis Americana [pale green, brown fringes, on trees]
  22. Frosted Rim Lichen, Lecanora caesiorrubella [light gray with light gray apothecia on wood]
  23. Gold Dust Lichen, Chrysothrix candelaris
  24. Golden Hair-Lichen, Teloschistes flavicans
  25. Gray Lungwort, Lobaria hallii  [gray to green, with soredia on surface]
  26. Green Shield Lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata
  27. Green Shield, Speckled Greenshield, Flavopunctelia flaventior
  28. Herre’s Ragged Lichen, Platismatia herrei
  29. Hoary Lichen, Hoary Rosette, Physcia aipolia
  30. Hooded Rosette Lichen, Physcia adscendens [hairs/eyelashes on the tips of the lobes]
  31. Hooded Sunburst Lichen, Xanthomendoza fallax [leafy, yellow-orange, on trees]
  32. Lace Lichen, Ramalina menziesii
  33. Lung Lichen, Lobaria anthraspis
  34. Mealy Pixie Cup, Cladonia chlorophaea
  35. Mealy Rim Lichen, Lecanora strobilina
  36. Nipple Lichen, Pseudothelomma occidentale [hoary-colored nipples with black apothecia]
  37. Oakmoss Lichen, Evernia prunastri [with soredia]
  38. Oregon Sunburst Lichen, Xanthomendoza oregana [yellow/orange thallus bearing granular soredia on the tips and/or underside; looks like leaves with grainy edges]
  39. Pastel Comma Lichen, Arthonia pruinata [white pruination on surface of lichen, on trees]
  40. Pin-cushion Sunburst Lichen, Polycauliona polycarpa
  41. Powderhorn Lichen, Common Powderhorn, Cladonia coniocraea
  42. Powdered Ruffle Lichen, Parmotrema arnoldi [gray, has soredia or eyelashes/hairs on the thallus, on trees]
  43. Powdery Sunburst Lichen, Xanthoria ulophyllodes [yellow, leafy, rare on rocks but does sometimes appear on them]
  44. Rosy Saucer Lichen, Ochrolechia trochophora
  45. Shield Lichen, Parmelia sulcata [gray foliose, on trees]
  46. Shield Lichen, Parmelia squarrosa [gray, foliose, on trees, soredia and very branched eyelashes on the tips]
  47. Shrubby Sunburst Lichen, Polycauliona candelaria
  48. Smooth Shadow Lichen, Phaeophyscia ciliate [hoary gray with brown apothecia on trees]
  49. Star Rosette Lichen, Physcia stellaris [on wood, hoary colored, black apothecia]
  50. Strap Lichen, Western Strap Lichen, Ramalina leptocarpha [without soredia]
  51. Sunburst Lichen, Xanthoria elegans
  52. Toy Soldiers, Cladonia bellidiflora  [stalks are crusty, heads are split with red faces]
  53. Western Shield Lichen, Parmelia hygrophila [blue-gray, foliose, dull insidia on leaves]
  54. Whitewash Lichen, Phlyctis argena
  55. Wooly Foam Lichen, Stereocaulon ramulosum [like Oakmoss but very crusty with small brown apothecia at the end of the branches
  56. ?? Lichen, Family: Tephromelataceae

Lichen on Rocks

  1. Black Grain-Spored Lichen, Sarcogyne hypophaea [black, grainy, on rocks]
  2. California Pore Lichen, Pertusaria californica [white/pale gray nubbly surface]
  3. Ceramic Parchment Lichen, Xylobolus frustulatus [brown, looks like dried clay]
  4. Cinder Lichen, Aspicilia cinerea [gray to light gray/white on rocks with or without small black dots]
  5. Cloudy Cobblestone Lichen, Acarospora obnubila [dull brown on rocks, lumpy]
  6. Common Gold Cobblestone Lichen, Pleopsidium flavum [bright yellow]
  7. Common Goldspeck Lichen, Candelariella vitellina [bright yellow with rimmed apothecia on rocks]
  8. Concentric Boulder Lichen, Porpidia crustulata [circles of black spots on rock]
  9. Copper Patch Lichen, Sporastatia testuinea [light brown thallus rimmed in black on rock, black apothecia]
  10. Cowpie Lichen, Diploschistes muscorum [light gray on rocks, similar to Crater Lichen but more pruinose]
  11. Crater Lichen, Diploschistes scruposus [gray/dark grey on rocks with dark apothecia]
  12. Cumberland Rock-Shield Lichen, Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia
  13. Dry Rock Pimple, Staurothele areolata [brown pimples on rocks]
  14. Dusky Tile Lichen, Lecidea Lichen, Lecidea fuscoatra  [black rimmed apothecia on rocks]
  15. Ear-leaf Lichen, Normandina pulchella [green leaf-like on rocks]
  16. Flame Firedot Lichen, Caloplaca ignea [orange on rock, elongated lobes and orange apothecia]
  17. Hidden Goldspeck Lichen, Candelariella aurella [small, scattered, yellow, on rocks]
  18. Hoary Cobblestone Lichen, Acaraspora strigata
  19. Ink Lichen, Placynthium nigrum [pitch black, fine grained]
  20. Rock Greenshield Lichen, Flavoparmelia baltimorensis
  21. Rock Shield Lichen, Xanthoparmelia conspersa
  22. Rock Tripe, Emery Rock Tripe, Umbilicaria phaea
  23. Sagebrush Goldspeck Lichen, Candelariella rosulans [yellow, on rocks]
  24. Scattered Button Lichen, Buellia dispersa [gray/off white on rocks with black spots]
  25. Sidewalk Firedot Lichen, Xanthocarpia feracissima  [bright orange, on rocks]
  26. Smokey Eye Boulder Lichen, Porpidia albocaerulescens
  27. Stonewall Rim Lichen, Lecona muralis [pale green/gray thallus with rose/tan apothecia gathered in the center; color can be quite variable]
  28. Tan Nipple Lichen, Thelomma santessonii [gray/tan, deep holes in the structures]
  29. Tile Lichen, Lecidea sp.
  30. Toy Soldiers, Cladonia bellidiflora  [stalks are crusty, heads are split with red faces]
  31. White Rock Posey, Rhizoplaca marginalis [light grey on rocks, some ruffle, with dark gray apothecia]
  32. Yellow Cobblestone Lichen, Acarospora socialis
  33. Yellow Map Lichen, Rhizocarpon geographicum [bright yellow-green with dark spots]

Mammals

  1. African Lion, Panthera leo
  2. Beaver, American, Beaver, Castor canadensis
  3. Black Angus Cattle, Bos Taurus var. Black Angus
  4. Black-Tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus
  5. California Ground Squirrel, Otospermophilus beecheyi
  6. Charolais Cattle, Bos Taurus var. Charolais
  7. Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes
  8. Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
  9. Coyote, Canis latrans
  10. Desert Cottontail Rabbit, Sylvilagus audubonii
  11. Dog, Canis lupus familiaris
  12. Douglas Squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasii [small brown squirrel, white belly]
  13. Eastern Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci
  14. Eastern Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger
  15. Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  16. Grevy’s Zebra, Equus grevyi
  17. Holstein Cattle, Bos taurus var. Holstein
  18. Jaguar, Panthera onca
  19. Masai Giraffe, Giraffa tippelskirchi
  20. Meerkat, Suricata suricatta
  21. Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus
  22. Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
  23. Raccoon, Procyon lotor
  24. Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus
  25. Red Panda, Ailurus fulgens
  26. Reticulated Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
  27. River Otter, North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis
  28. Striped Skunk, Mephitis mephitis
  29. Sumatran Orangutan, Pongo abelii
  30. Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana
  31. Western Gray Squirrel, Sciurus griseus
  32. Western Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis [ID not confirmed]
  33. White-faced Saki, Pithecia pithecia

Plants, Flowers, Mosses, Ferns, Trees

  1. African Blue Sage, Salvia africana
  2. African Lily, Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus africanus [white or blue]
  3. Agave, Century Plant, Agave vivipara
  4. Agave, Variegated Agave, American Century Plant, Agave americana
  5. Alder-leaved Mountain-Mahogany, Cercocarpus montanus
  6. Alkali Heliotrope, Chinese Parsley, Heliotropium curassavicum
  7. Almond Tree, Prunus dulcis
  8. Aloe, Soap Aloe, Aloe maculata
  9. Aloe Vera, Aloe vera
  10. American Plantain, Plantago rugelii [large plantain with rounded leaves]
  11. Acanthus, Acanthus sp. [like bear’s breeches]
  12. American Bugleweed, Water Horehound, Lycopus americanus
  13. Angel’s Trumpet, Brugmansia arborea
  14. Annual Honesty, Lunaria annua  [“Money Plant”, “Silver Dollar”]
  15. Anomodon Moss, Anomodon attenuates [low lying, soft, bushy moss]
  16. Apple, Malus pumila
  17. Apple Mint, Mentha suaveolens
  18. Amaranth, Redroot Pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus
  19. Argentine Pear, Iochroma austral [purple bell/horn shaped flowers]
  20. Armenian Blackberry, Rubus armeniacus [pink flowers]
  21. Arundo, Giant Reed, Arundo donax
  22. Aster, European Michaelmas-Daisy, “Purple Dome”, Aster amellus
  23. Aster, Pacific Aster, Symphyotrichum chilense [small purple-blue flowers with yellow center]
  24. Autumn Sage, Salvia greggii [deep red]
  25. Azolla, Water Fern, Azolla filiculoides
  26. Baby Sage, Salvia microphylla [red and white]
  27. Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandifloras [deep purple]
  28. Barren Brome, Bromus sterilis
  29. Basswood Tree, Tilia americana [a kind of linden tree]
  30. Bay Laurel Tree, Laurus nobilis
  31. Bearded Iris, Iris x Germanica
  32. Bear’s Breeches, Acanthus mollis
  33. Beauty Bush, Linnaea amabilis [pink flowers, look similar to Catalpa]
  34. Bedstraw, Graceful Bedstraw, Galium porrigens
  35. Bedstraw, Velcro Grass, Cleavers, Galium aparine
  36. Begonia, Begonia sp.
  37. Belladonna Lily, Amaryllis belladonna
  38. Bigfruit Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa
  39. Bird’s-eye Gilia, Gilia tricolor
  40. Bird’s-eye Speedwell, Veronica persica
  41. Bird’s Foot Cliffbrake, Pellaea mucronata [ferny]
  42. Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
  43. Bittercress, Hairy Bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta
  44. Black Sage, Salvia mellifera [kind of looks like horehound]
  45. Black Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut, Juglans nigra
  46. Blanket Flowers, Gaillardia sp.
  47. Blessed Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
  48. Blow Wives, Soft Blow Wives, Achyrachaena mollis
  49. Blue Agave, Tequila Agave, Agave tequilana
  50. Blue Ceanothus, Blueblossom, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
  51. Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum
  52. Blue Elderberry, Sambucus nigra cerulea
  53. Blue Lily, Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus praecox
  54. Blue Magic Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum
  55. Blue Penstemon, Penstemon azureus
  56. Blue Statice, Limonium sinuatum [can be blue, purple, pink or white]
  57. Blue Witch Nighshade, Solanum umbelliferum
  58. Blue Oak, Quercus douglasii
  59. Bolander’s Lily, Lilium bolanderi [large, fragrant, orange and yellow]
  60. Borage, Borago officinalis
  61. Border Forsythia, Forsythia × intermedia
  62. Bottlebrush, Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush, Melaleuca citrina
  63. Bottlebrush, Red Cluster Bottlebrush Tree,  Callistemon sp.
  64. Boxelder, Box Elder Tree, Acer negundo
  65. Branching Phacelia, Phacelia ramosissima
  66. Brass Buttons, Cotula coronopifolia
  67. Brazil Raintree, Brunfelsia pauciflora
  68. Brazilian Vervain, Verbena brasiliensis
  69. Brewer’s Jewelflower, Streptanthus breweri
  70. Bristly Dogtail Grass, Cynosurus echinatus
  71. Bristly Oxtongue, Helminthotheca echioides
  72. Broadleaf Cattail, Bullrush, Typha latifolia
  73. Broad-leaved Dock, Rumex obtusifolius
  74. Broad-leaved Pepperweed, Lepidium latifolium
  75. Broad-leaved Sweet Pea, Lathyrus latifolius
  76. Bronze Fennel, Florence Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce
  77. Bryum Moss, Bryum capillare
  78. Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus
  79. Buckwheat, Arrowleaf Buckwheat, Eriogonum compositum var. compositum
  80. Buckwheat, California Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum
  81. Buckwheat, Naked Buckwheat, Eriogonum nudum
  82. Buckwheat, Red-Flowered Buckwheat, Eriogonum grande var. rubescens [pink to deep red flowering heads]
  83. Buckwheat, Saint Catherine’s Lace, Eriogonum giganteum
  84. Buffelgrass, Fountain Grass, Cenchrus ciliaris
  85. Bulbous Meadow-Grass, Poa bulbosa
  86. Bull Mallow, Malva nicaeensis
  87. Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare
  88. Bur Chervil, Anthriscus caucalis
  89. Bur Clover, Medicago polymorpha
  90. Bur Oak, Quercus macrocarpa
  91. Bur Parsley, Caucalis platycarpos
  92. Bush Lupine, Lupinus albifrons
  93. Bush Monkeyflower, Diplacus aurantiacus
  94. Butterfly Bush, Buddleja davidii
  95. Butterfly Rose, Rosa x odoratus Mutabilis [hybrid]
  96. Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis 
  97. Cabbage, Ornamental Cabbage, Brassica oleracea
  98. California Barberry, California Holly-Grape, Berberis pinnata
  99. California Black Oak, Quercus kelloggii
  100. California Black Walnut, Juglans californica
  101. California Blackberry, Trailing Blackberry, Rubus ursinus
  102. California Brome, Bromus carinatus
  103. California Buckeye Chestnut Tree, Aesculus californica
  104. California Bulrush, Schoenoplectus californicus
  105. California Buttercup, Ranunculus californicus
  106. California Brickellbush, Brickellia californica
  107. California Centaury, Zeltnera venusta [small pink flowers, white throat, yellow pollen]
  108. California Dock, Rumex californicus
  109. California Fescue, Festuca californica
  110. California Flannelbush, Fremontodendron californicum
  111. California Fuchsia, Epilobium canum
  112. California Juniper, Juniperus californica
  113. California Lomatium, Lomatium californicum
  114. California Manroot, Bigroot, Marah fabaceus
  115. California Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana
  116. California Pipevine, Dutchman’s Pipe, Aristolochia californica
  117. California Polypody Fern, Polypodium californicum [like a small sword fern]
  118. California Popcornflower, Plagiobothrys collinus var. californicus
  119. California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica
  120. California Scrub Oak, Quercus berberidifolia
  121. California Sycamore, Platanus racemose
  122. California Wild Grape, Vitis californica
  123. California Wild Rose, Rosa californica
  124. Calla Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica
  125. Calla Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica var. Green Goddess
  126. Callery Pear, Pyrus calleryana
  127. Camelia, Camellia japonica
  128. Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile
  129. Canary Grass, Reed Canary Grass, Phalaris arundinacea
  130. Canyon Live-Forever, Stonecrop, Dudleya cymosa
  131. Canyon Live Oak, Quercus chrysolepis
  132. Cape Honey Flower, Melianthus major
  133. Capillary Thread-Moss, Rosulabryum capillare
  134. Cardinal Catchfly, Silene laciniata
  135. Cardoon, Artichoke Thistle, Cynara cardunculus
  136. Carrot, American Wild Carrot, Daucus pusillus
  137. Carrot, Daucus sp.
  138. Century Plant, Agave sp.
  139. Cerulean Flax-Lily, Dianella ensifolia [tiny flowers, blue seeds]
  140. Chamise, Adenostoma fasciculatum
  141. Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile
  142. Cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum [reddish heads, split open when dry]
  143. Cheeseweed Mallow, Malva parviflora
  144. Cherry-Plum, Prunus cerasifera
  145. Chia, Salvia columbariae
  146. Chickweed, Stellaria media
  147. Chicory, Cichorium intybus
  148. Chile Trefoil, Chile Lotus, Acmispon wrangelianus
  149. Chilean Lily-of-the-Valley Tree, Crinodendron patagua
  150. Chinese Arborvitae, Platycladus orientalis [a kind of ornamental cypress]
  151. Chinese Fringe Flower, Loropetalum chinense
  152. Chinese Houses, Purple Chinese Houses, Collinsia heterophylla var. heterophylla
  153. Chinese Pistache, Pistacia chinensis
  154. Chinese Tallow tree, Triadica sebifera
  155. Chinkapin Oak, Quercus muehlenbergii
  156. Clasping Pepperweed, Lepidium perfoliatum [yellow flowers, rounded leaves]
  157. Cleveland Sage, Salvia clevelandii [purple, circles]
  158. Coast Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia
  159. Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens
  160. Coastal Woodfern, Dryopteris arguta [pointed leaves, two rows of spore sites]
  161. Cobwebby Thistle, Cirsium occidentale
  162. Coffeeberry, California Buckthorn, Frangula californica
  163. Common Asparagus Fern, Asparagus setaceus
  164. Common Blue Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis
  165. Common Buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica
  166. Common Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum
  167. Common Cat’s-Ear, Hypochaeris radicata
  168. Common Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris
  169. Common Daffoldil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus
  170. Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
  171. Common Duckweed, Lemna minor
  172. Common Fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii
  173. Common Field Daisy, Common Daisy, Bellis perennis
  174. Common Fringepod, Thysanocarpus curvipes
  175. Common Grape Hyacinth, Muscari botryoides
  176. Common Groundsel , Senecio vulgaris
  177. Common Hedge Parsley, Torilis arvensis
  178. Common Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus
  179. Common Hoptree, Ptelea trifoliata
  180. Common Ivy, Hedera helixs
  181. Common Juniper, Juniperus communis
  182. Common Lamb’s-Quarters, Chenopodium album
  183. Common Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia
  184. Common Lomatium, Spring Gold, Lomatium utriculatum
  185. Common Morning-Glory, Ipomoea purpurea
  186. Common Pea, Pisum sativum
  187. Common Poppy, Red Poppy of Flanders, Papaver rhoeas
  188. Common Rock-Rose, Helianthemum nummularium [yellow]
  189. Common St. John’s-Wort, Hypericum perforatum
  190. Common Snowberry, Symphoricarpos albus
  191. Common Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis [“balls” of pink flowers, look like phlox]
  192. Common Soft Brome, Bromus hordeaceus
  193. Common Sow-Thistle, Sonchus oleraceus
  194. Common Spikeweed, Centromadia pungens
  195. Common Spike-Rush, Eleocharis palustris [has a head somewhat like SB Sedge]
  196. Common Stork’s-Bill, Red Stemmed Filaree, Erodium cicutarium
  197. Common Sunflower, Helianthus annuus
  198. Common Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum
  199. Common Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris [kind of looks like snapdragon]
  200. Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
  201. Coral Tree, Indian Coral Tree, Erythrina variegata
  202. Cork Oak, Quercus suber
  203. Corn, Zea mays ssp. mays
  204. Cornelian Cherry, Cornus mas
  205. Coyote Brush, Baccharis pilularis
  206. Coyote Mint, Monardella villosa
  207. Cream Cups, Platystemon californicus
  208. Cream Narcissus, Narcissus tazetta
  209. Creeping Moss, Conardia compacta
  210. Creeping Myoporum, Myoporum parvifolium [ground cover, small white flowers]
  211. Creeping Woodsorrel, Oxalis corniculata [yellow flowers, clover-like leaves]
  212. Crevice Alumroot, Heuchera micrantha
  213. Crimson Clover, Trifolium incarnatum
  214. Cultivated Apple, Malus domestica ssp.
  215. Cultivated Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus
  216. Curling Moss, Bonfire Moss, Funaria hygrometrica
  217. Curly Dock, Rumex crispus
  218. Cushion Moss, Leucobryum sp.
  219. Cutleaf Teasel, Dipsacus laciniatus
  220. Cut-Leaved Crane’s Bill, Geranium dissectum
  221. Cypress Oak f. fasigiata, Quercus robur
  222. Dallis Grass, Dallisgrass, Paspalum dilatatum
  223. Dame’s Rocket, Hesperis matronalis
  224. Day Lily, Orange Day-Lily, Hemerocallis fulva
  225. Deer Grass, Muhlenbergia rigens
  226. Deerweed, Acmispon glaber
  227. Dendroalsia Moss, Dendroalsia abietina [long curling moss on trees]
  228. Dense-flowered Mullein, Verbascum densiflorum
  229. Deodar Cedar, Cedrus deodara
  230. Desert Willow, Chilopsis linearis
  231. Dense-Flowered Boisduvalia, Epilobium densiflorum [looks kind of like of like a giant owl’s clover, pink flowers]
  232. Dock, Willow Dock, Rumex salicifolius
  233. Dog-Rose, Rosa canina [similar to wild rose]
  234. Dot-Seed Plantain, Plantago erecta
  235. Double Daffodil, Narcissus sp.
  236. Douglas Fir Tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii
  237. Douglas Iris, Iris douglasiana
  238. Doveweed, Turkey Mullein, Croton setiger
  239. Downingia, Doublehorn Calicoflower, Downingia bicornuta
  240. Dragon Bones Cactus, Subgenus: Euphorbia
  241. Drumstick Onion, Round-Headed Leek, Allium sphaerocephalon
  242. Dutch Iris, Flag Iris, Iris × hollandica
  243. Dwarf Checkermallow, Sidalcea malviflora [pale pink]
  244. Dwarf Brodiaea, Brodiaea terrestris
  245. Eggleaf Spurge, Euphorbia oblongata
  246. Elegant Clarkia, Clarkia unguiculata
  247. English Walnut, Juglans regia
  248. European Dog Violet, (Viola riviniana)
  249. Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
  250. Fern, Japanese Netvein Hollyfern, Cyrtomium falcatum
  251. Fiddle Dock, Rumex pulcher [very small flowering heads/ seeds]
  252. Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis
  253. Field Madder, Sherardia arvensis [kind of looks like bedstraw, pink “pointed” flowers]
  254. Field Mustard, Brassica rapa
  255. Field Owl’s-Clover, Castilleja campestris [looks like Johnnytuck but has green brackets not red]
  256. Field Penny-Cress, Thlaspi arvense
  257. Fig, Common Fig, Ficus carica
  258. Filamentous Green Algae, Spirogyra sp.
  259. Fishpole Bamboo, Phyllostachys aurea
  260. Flatsedges, Cyperus sp.
  261. Flixweed, Descurainia Sophia [a kind of mustard, looks like big bittercress]
  262. Fragrant Flatsedge, Cyperus odoratus
  263. Fragrant Sumac, Rhus aromatica
  264. Floating Water Primrose, Ludwigia peploides ssp. Peploides
  265. Foothill Deervetch, Acmispon brachycarpus [small yellow “lotus”]
  266. Fortnight Lily, Dietes grandiflora
  267. Fremont’s Cottonwood, Populus fremontii
  268. Fremont’s Tidy Tips, Layia fremontii
  269. French Broom, Genista monspessulana
  270. Frying Pan Poppy, Eschscholzia lobbii
  271. Garden Sage, Salvia officinalis
  272. Garden Tulip, Tulipa gesneriana
  273. Garnet Geranium, Pelargonium sidoides
  274. Giant Fennel, Ferula communis
  275. Giant Chain Fern, Woodwardia fimbriata
  276. Giant Deathcamas, Fremont’s Deathcamas, Toxicoscordion fremontii
  277. Giant Herb-Robert Geranium, Geranium maderense
  278. Giant Horsetail, Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
  279. Giant Mullein, Broussa Mullein, Verbascum bombyciferum
  280. Ginkgo Tree, Ginkgo biloba
  281. Giraffe’s Head Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle, Lamium amplexicaule
  282. Glossy Privet Ligustrum lucidum
  283. Goldback Fern, Pentagramma triangularis
  284. Golden Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha
  285. Golden Dwarf Mistletoe, Western Dwarf Mistletoe, Arceuthobium campylopodum
  286. Golden Fairy Lantern, Diogenes’ Lantern, Calochortus amabilis
  287. Golden-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium californicum
  288. Goldenrain Tree, Koelreuteria paniculata
  289. Goldenrod, California Goldenrod, Solidago velutina californica
  290. Goldenrod, Velvety Goldenrod, Solidago velutina
  291. Goldenrod, Western Goldenrod, Solidago lepida [gets the bunch galls]
  292. Goldfields, Lasthenia sp.
  293. Goldfields, Alkali Goldfields, Lasthenia platycarpha  [6-8 petals, “daffodil” center]
  294. Goldfields, California Goldfields, Lasthenia californica [6-8 petals, rounded mound-like center]
  295. Goldfields, Vernal Pool Goldfields, Lasthenia fremontii [8 petals, circle-in-circle center]
  296. Goldwire, Hypericum concinnum
  297. Goodding’s Black Willow, Salix gooddingii
  298. Grape Soda Lupine, Lupinus excubitus
  299. Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
  300. Great Desert Spoon, Dasylirion acrotrichum
  301. Great Mullein, Verbascum thapsus
  302. Green Alga (freshwater), Chlorophyta ssp.
  303. Gumweed, Curlycup Gumweed, Grindelia squarrosa
  304. Gumweed, Great Valley Gumweed, Grindelia camporum
  305. Hairy Matilija Poppy, Romneya trichocalyx
  306. Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Vicia villosa ssp. villosa 
  307. Harsh Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja hispida [red-orange]
  308. Harvest Brodiaea, Brodiaea elegans
  309. Hawksbeard, Smooth Hawksbeard, Crepis capillaris
  310. Hedgehog Holly, European Holly, Ilex aquifolium
  311. Hedgenettle, Blephilia sp.
  312. Hellebore, Stinking Hellebore, Helleborus foetidus
  313. Hen-and-chickens Echeveria, Echeveria secunda
  314. Hillside Woodland Star, Lithophragma heterophyllum
  315. Himalayan Blackberry, Rubus bifrons [white flowers]
  316. Hoary Rock-Rose, Cistus criticus [bright pink, crinkly petals]
  317. Hollyhock, Alcea rosea
  318. Hollyleaf Cherry, Prunus ilicifolia
  319. Honeywort, Blue Shrimp Plant, Cerinthe major ssp. purpurascens [purple]
  320. Honeywort, Cerinthe major [yellow]
  321. Hopley’s Oregano, Origanum laevigatum [small pink flowers]
  322. Horseweed, Flax-leaved Horseweed, Erigeron bonariensis
  323. Horse Mint, Mentha longifolia
  324. House Holly-Fern, Cyrtomium falcatum
  325. Hummingbird Sage, Salvia spathacea
  326. Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla
  327. Iceplant, Pigface Iceplant, Highway Iceplant, Carpobrotus edulis
  328. Incense Cedar, Calocedrus decurrens
  329. Indian Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella
  330. Indian Strawberry, Potentilla indica [a kind of cinquefoil]
  331. Indian Warrior, Warrior’s Plume, Pedicularis densiflora
  332. Interior Live Oak, Quercus wislizeni
  333. Interior Sandbar Willow, Salix interior
  334. Intermediate Periwinkle, Vinca difformis
  335. Intermediate Wheatgrass, Thinopyrum intermedium [shell-shaped segments]
  336. Italian Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens
  337. Italian Thistle, Carduus pycnocephalus
  338. Ithuriel’s Spear, Triteleia laxa
  339. Ivy-leaved Speedwell, Veronica hederifolia [has tiny white flowers]
  340. Jacaranda, Blue Jacaranda Tree, Jacaranda mimosifolia
  341. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema sp.
  342. Japanese Camellia, Camellia japonica
  343. Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica [white flowers]
  344. Japanese Yellow Woodland Sage, Salvia koyamae [yellow]
  345. Jeffrey Pine, Pinus jeffreyi
  346. Jerusalem Artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus [looks like a sunflower]
  347. Jerusalem Sage, Genus Phlomis
  348. Jepson’s Milkvetch, Astragalus rattanii var. jepsonianus
  349. Jimsonweed, Sacred Thorn-Apple, Datura wrightii
  350. Jointed Charlock, Wild Radish, Raphanus raphanistrum
  351. Jonquil, Narcissus jonquilla
  352. Johnny Jump-Up, Wild Pansy, Tricolored Violet, Viola tricolor
  353. Johnnytuck, Butter ‘n’ Eggs, Triphysaria eriantha
  354. Juniper Leaved Grevillea, Grevillea juniperina [spidery,orange]
  355. Kale, Brassica oleracea ssp. sabellica
  356. Lacy Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia
  357. Lady’s Thumb Knotweed, Persicaria maculosa [pink]
  358. Lanceleaf Arrowhead, Sagittaria lancifolia
  359. Large-flowered Evening-Primrose, Oenothera glazioviana
  360. Larkspur, Rocket Larkspur, Consolida ajacis [white or blue]
  361. Larkspur, Royal Larkspur, Delphinium variegatum
  362. Laurustinus Viburnum, Viburnum tinus [white flowers, purple-blue berries]
  363. Lavender-Cotton, Santolina chamaecyparissus [yellow, whorls]
  364. Leatherleaf Mahonia, Leatherleaf Barberry, Berberis bealei [like the Oregon grape]
  365. Lemmon’s Poppy, Field Poppy, Eschscholzia lemmonii
  366. Lilac, Common Lilac, Syringa vulgaris
  367. Lilac Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus [looks like butterfly bush]
  368. Lion’s Ear, Leonotis nepetifolia [like Jerusalem sage but with bright orange flowers]
  369. Liquid Ambar, American Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua
  370. Little Rattlesnake Grass, Little Quaking Grass, Briza minor
  371. Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
  372. London Plane Tree, Platanus × acerifolia
  373. Lords and Ladies, Wild Arum, Arum maculatum
  374. Love-in-a-Mist, Nigella damascena
  375. Low Woolly Marbles, Psilocarphus brevissimus
  376. Lupine, Arroyo Lupine, Lupinus succulentus
  377. Lupine, Chick Lupine, Lupinus microcarpus
  378. Lyell’s Bristle-Moss, Orthotrichum lyellii [semi long panicles, dark with green ends]
  379. Madeiran Germander, Teucrium betonicum [pink flowers, like a sage]
  380. Magnolia, Cucumber Magnolia, Cucumber Tree, Magnolia acuminata [knobby, gnarly seeds]
  381. Magnolia, Sargent’s Magnolia, Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta [knobby, gnarly seeds]
  382. Magnolia, Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora [typical one we normally see]
  383. Maidenhair, California Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum jordanii
  384. Manyflower Marshpennywort, Hydrocotyle umbellate [round leaves like nasturtium]
  385. Meadow Barley, Hordeum brachyantherum
  386. Meadow Salsify, Tragopogon pratensis
  387. Mexican Bush Sage, Salvia leucantha [purple with white socks]
  388. Mexican Honeysuckle, Justicia spicigera [orange flowers]
  389. Mexican Sage, Salvia mexicana [deep purple]
  390. Mimosa Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Albizia julibrissin
  391. Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata [large]
  392. Miner’s Lettuce, Narrowleaf Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora [reddish buds]
  393. Miner’s Lettuce, Serpentine Springbeauty, Claytonia exigua
  394. Miniature Lupine, Lupinus bicolor
  395. Mission Prickly-Pear Cactus, Opuntia ficus-indica
  396. Mistletoe, American Mistletoe, Big Leaf Mistletoe, Phoradendron leucarpum
  397. Mock Orange, Japanese Pittosporum, Pittosporum tobira
  398. Mock Orange, Sweet Mock Orange, Philadelphus coronarius
  399. Modesty Flower, Yerba de Salva, Whipplea modesta [small white flowers]
  400. Moss Verbena, Verbena pulchella
  401. Moth Mullein, Verbascum blattaria
  402. Mountain Phacelia, Phacelia imbricata
  403. Mountain Fringepod, Thysanocarpus laciniatus
  404. Mountain Misery, Chamaebatia foliolosa [fern-like leaves]
  405. Mountain Phacelia, Phacelia imbricata
  406. Mule Fat, Baccharis salicifolia
  407. Mule’s Ears, Smooth Mule-Ears, Wyethia glabra
  408. Multiflora Rose, Rosa multiflora
  409. Musky Stork’s Bill, Whitestem Filaree, Erodium moschatum
  410. Naked Buckwheat, Eriogonum nudum
  411. Naples Garlic, Allium neapolitanum [white with green seed center]
  412. Narrowleaf Cattail, Cattail, Typha angustifolia
  413. Narrowleaf Milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis
  414. Narrowleaf Willow, Salix exigua
  415. Nettle-leaved Bellflower, Campanula trachelium [pale purple flowers]
  416. Nightshade, Solanum sp.
  417. Nightshade, Kangaroo-Apple Nightshade, Solanum laciniatum
  418. Northern Catalpa, Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa speciosa
  419. Oceanblue Morning Glory, Ipomoea indica
  420. Oleander, Nerium oleander
  421. Olive Tree, Olea europaea
  422. Oracle Oak, Quercus × moreha
  423. Orange, Sweet Orange, Cultivated Orange, Citrus X sinensis
  424. Oregon Ash, Fraxinus latifolia
  425. Oregon Grape, Berberis aquifolium
  426. Ornamental Freesia, Freesia alba × leichtlinii
  427. Orpine, Hylotelephium telephium
  428. Osage-Orange, Maclura pomifera
  429. Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris
  430. Pacific Bleeding Heart, Dicentra formosa
  431. Pacific Madrone Tree, Arbutus menziesii
  432. Pacific Pea, Lathyrus vestitus
  433. Panicled Willowherb, Epilobium brachycarpum
  434. Parry’s Agave, Agave parryi
  435. Peach Tree, Prunus persica
  436. Pecan Tree, Carya illinoinensis
  437. Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium
  438. Perennial Sow Thistle, Sonchus arvensis
  439. Periwinkle, Vinca major
  440. Persian Oak, Quercus castanelfolia
  441. Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria aurea
  442. Peruvian Lily, White Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria inticancha var. “Magic White”
  443. Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria psittacina [small]
  444. Petty Spurge, Euphorbia peplus
  445. Pig’s Ear, Round-Leaf Navel-Wort, Cotyledon orbiculata
  446. Pincushion Flower, Cream Scabious, Scabiosa ochroleuca [white/cream colored]
  447. Pincushion Flower, Mourningbride, Scabiosa atropurpurea
  448. Pincushion Flower, Small Scabious, Scabiosa columbaria [little, purple]
  449. Pincushion Flower, Sweet Scabious, Sixalix atropurpurea [dark maroon]
  450. Pineapple Guava, Feijoa, Acca sellowiana 
  451. Pineappleweed, Matricaria discoidea
  452. Pink Grass, Windmill Pink, Petrorhagia dubia
  453. Pink Honeysuckle, California Honeysuckle, Lonicera hispidula
  454. Pink Ladies, Pinkladies, Oenothera speciosa
  455. Pink Sedum, Iceplant Sedum, Hylotelephium spectabile
  456. Pink Squirrel Grass, Hordeum jubatum [barley]
  457. Pink Squirrel-Tail Rye, Sitanion elymoides [formerly Elymus elymoides, CA native]
  458. Plum, Prunus cerasifera
  459. Podocarpus Tree, Podocarpus macrophyllus
  460. Pointleaf Manzanita, Arctostaphylos pungens
  461. Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum
  462. Poison Oak, Pacific Poison Oak, Western Poison Oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum
  463. Pokeweed, American Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana
  464. Pomegranate Tree, Punica granatum
  465. Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
  466. Popcorn Flowers, Plagiobothrys sp.
  467. Portuguese Squill, Scilla peruviana [purple “porcupine” flower]
  468. Prickly Lettuce, Lactuca serriola
  469. Prickly Sow Thistle, Sonchus asper
  470. Primrose Jasmine, Jasminum mesnyi
  471. Purple Deadnettle, Lamium purpureum [a kind of henbit but with a purple tinge to some of the leaves]
  472. Purple Milk-Vetch, Astragalus danicus 
  473. Purple Owl’s-Clover, Castilleja exserta 
  474. Purple Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata
  475. Purple Sage, Silverleaf, Cenzio, Leucophyllum frutescens
  476. Purple Sanicle, Sanicula bipinnatifida
  477. Purple Wood Sage, Salvia nemorosa
  478. Purpletop Vervain, Verbena bonariensis
  479. Pyracantha, Pyracantha coccinea
  480. Quail Bush, Big Saltbrush, Atriplex lentiformis
  481. Queen Anne’s Lace, Wild Carrot, Daucus carota
  482. Quince, Cydonia oblonga
  483. Rabbitfoot Grass, Polypogon monspeliensis
  484. Ragweed, Western Ragweed, Ambrosia psilostachya
  485. Ram’s Horn, Proboscidea louisianica
  486. Ranunculus, Ranunculus sp.
  487. Rattan’s Milkvetch, Astragalus rattanii
  488. Rattlesnake Grass, Greater Quaking Grass, Briza maxima
  489. Red Amaranth, Cock’s Comb, Amaranthus cruentus
  490. Red Coral Fountain, “St. Elmo’s Fire”, Russelia equisetiformis
  491. Red Gum Eucalyptus, River Redgum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  492. Red Hot Poker, Kniphofia uvaria
  493. Red Kangaroo Paw, Anigozanthos rufus
  494. Red Maids, Fringed Red-Maids, Calandrinia ciliata
  495. Red Maple, Acer rubrum
  496. Red Sesbania, Scarlet Sesban, Sesbania punicea
  497. Red Tip Photinia, Photinia × fraseri
  498. Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber
  499. Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora [pink flowers; gnarly seedpods]
  500. Reddish Tufted Vetch, Vicia benghalensis
  501. Redflower Buckwheat, Eriogonum grande
  502. Redseed Plantain, Plantago rhodosperma
  503. Redvein Abutilon, Callianthe picta
  504. Ribwort Plantain, Plantago lanceolata
  505. Rocky Mountain Sage, Salvia lanceolata
  506. Roma Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum ‘Roma’
  507. Roses, Rosa sp.
  508. Rose Campion, Silene coronaria
  509. Rose Clover, Trifolium hirtum
  510. Rose Vervain, Glandularia canadensis
  511. Rosemary, Salvia rosmarinus
  512. Rosemary Grevillea, Grevillea rosmarinifolia [spidery-looking, red]
  513. Rough Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium
  514. Rough Horsetail, Equisetum hyemale
  515. Rusty Popcornflower, Plagiobothrys nothofulvus
  516. Sacred Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera
  517. Safflower Thistle, Carthamus tinctorius
  518. Sago Cycad, Funeral Palm, Cycas revoluta
  519. Salsify, Purple Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius
  520. Saltbush, Big Saltbush, Atriplex lentiformis
  521. Sandbar Willow, Salix exigua var. hindsiana
  522. Santa Barbara Sedge, Carex barbarae
  523. Santa Cruz Island Wild Buckwheat, Eriogonum arborescens
  524. Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia × soulangeana
  525. Scarlet Kammetjie, Freesia laxa
  526. Scarlet Larkspur, Red Larkspur, Delphinium nudicaule
  527. Scarlet Pimpernel, Lysimachia arvensis
  528. Sea Mallow, Malva subovata [kind of looks like hibiscus]
  529. Sea Squill, Drimia maritima
  530. Seaside Daisy, Erigeron glaucus [like fleabane]
  531. Sedge, Family: Cyperaceae
  532. Shasta Daisy, Leucanthemum maximum [large white daisy, yellow center]
  533. Shepherd’s-Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris
  534. Shingle Moss, Neckera pennata
  535. Shining Peppergrass, Lepidium nitidum
  536. Short-lobed Paintbrush, Castilleja brevilobata
  537. Shortpod Mustard, Hirschfeldia incana
  538. Showy Fringepod, Thysanocarpus radians
  539. Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa
  540. Shrubby Globularia, Globularia alypum [white bracts with purple interior]
  541. Sierra Plum, Prunus subcordata
  542. Silver Birch, Betula pendula
  543. Silver Ragwort, Jacobaea maritima [silvery leaves, yellow flowers]
  544. Silver Texas Mountain Laurel, Sophora secundiflora [dangling hard seedpods, fasciation]
  545. Silver Wattle, Acacia dealbata
  546. Silver Wormwood, Artemisia ludoviciana
  547. Silverpuff, Marsh Scorzonella, Microseris paludosa
  548. Silverpuff, Sierra Foothills Microseris, Microseris acuminata
  549. Sky Lupine, Lupinus nanus
  550. Slender Cottonweed, Q-Tips, Micropus californicus
  551. Slender Path Rush, Juncus tenuis
  552. Small-Flowered Blue-Eyed Mary, Collinsia parviflora [tiny, pale purple and white]
  553. Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica
  554. Smartweed, Persicaria lapathifolia [white]
  555. Smokebush, Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria
  556. Smooth Blue Aster, Symphyotrichum laeve
  557. Sneezeweed, Rosilla, Helenium puberulum
  558. Soft Rush, Juncus effusus
  559. Soap Plant, Wavy Leafed Soaproot, Chlorogalum pomeridianum
  560. Soaproot, Amole, Chlorogalum pomeridianum ssp. pomeridianum
  561. Society Garlic, Tulbaghia violacea
  562. Spanish Clover, Acmispon americanus
  563. Spice Bush, California Sweetshrub, Calycanthus occidentalis
  564. Spring Sowbread Cyclamen, Cyclamen repandum
  565. Spurge, Euphorbia atropurpurea
  566. Spurge, Mediterranean Spurge, Euphorbia characias
  567. Spurge, Sun Spurge, Euphorbia helioscopia
  568. Squarestem Spikerush, Eleocharis quadrangulata
  569. Star Clover, Trifolium stellatum
  570. Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata
  571. Star Moss, Syntrichia ruralis
  572. Star of Persia, Allium christophii [giant onion]
  573. Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica
  574. Stork’s Bill, Big Heron Bill, Broadleaf Filaree, Erodium botrys
  575. Stork’s Bill, Dove’s-foot Crane’s-Bill, Geranium molle
  576. Strawberry Clover, Trifolium fragiferum
  577. Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo
  578. Streambank Springbeauty, Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia parviflora [small]
  579. Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum  [looks like a white lily of the valley with green dots on tips]
  580. Sunflower, Common Woolly Sunflower, Eriophyllum lanatum
  581. Sunflowers, Helianthus sp. [over 6 feet tall with blossoms as big as my head]
  582. Swamp Smartweed, False Water-Pepper, Persicara hydropiperoides [pink]
  583. Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia maritima
  584. Sweet Clover, Small Melilot, Annual Yellow Sweetclover, Melilotus indicus [small, yellow]
  585. Sweet Four-o’Clock, Mirabilis longiflora [white flower, long pink stamens]
  586. Sweet Vernal Grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum
  587. Sweet-William, Dianthus barbatus
  588. Tall Flatsedge, Cyperus eragrostis
  589. Tamarisk, Saltcedar, Tamarix ramosissima
  590. Tanoak, Tanbark Oak, Notholithocarpus densiflorus
  591. Tarweed, Fitch’s Tarweed, Centromadia fitchii [yellow, no thorns]
  592. Tarweed, Hayfield Tarweed, Hemizonia congesta [white]
  593. Tarweed, Pit-gland Tarweed, Holocarpha virgata [thorny]
  594. Tasmanian Flax-Lily, Dianella tasmanica [develops bright blue seeds]
  595. Tidy Tips, Layia platyglossa
  596. Tobacco, Coyote Tobacco, Nicotiana attenuata
  597. Tobacco, Flowering Tobacco, Nicotiana alata
  598. Tobacco, Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca
  599. Tomato, Cultivated Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum
  600. Tomcat Clover, Trifolium willdenovii
  601. Topped Lavender, Lavandula stoechas
  602. Tower-of-Jewels, Giant Viper’s-Bugloss, Echium pininana
  603. Toyon, Heteromeles arbutifolia
  604. Trailing Bellflower, Campanula poscharskyana [pale purple-blue, groundcover]
  605. Tree Aeonium, Aeonium arboretum [yellow flowers]
  606. Tree-Anemone, Carpenteria californica [white flowers, kind of look like rock-rose]
  607. Tropical Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica
  608. True Babystars, Leptosiphon bicolor
  609. Tufted Hair Grass, Deschampsia cespitosa
  610. Tule, Common Tule, Schoenoplectus acutus
  611. Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Phyla nodiflora
  612. Turkish Iris, Iris orientalis
  613. Twining Snakelily, Dichelostemma volubile
  614. Umbrella Papyrus, Cyperus involucratus
  615. Upright Prairie Coneflower, Ratibida columnifera
  616. Valley Oak, Quercus lobata
  617. Valley Tassels, Castilleja attenuata
  618. Velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti
  619. Vernal Pool Checkerbloom, White Checkerbloom, Sidalcea calycosa ssp. calycosa
  620. Vinegarweed, Trichostema lanceolatum
  621. Violet, Viola sp.
  622. Violet Tubeflower, Iochroma cyaneum [bunches of tube-shaped flowers]
  623. Virgin’s Bower, Old Men’s Beards, Pipestem Clematis, Clematis lasiantha
  624. Wall Barley, Hordeum murinu
  625. Wall Germander, Teucrium chamaedrys
  626. Wallflower, Erysimum cheiri
  627. Wand Mullein, Verbascum virgatum
  628. Wandering Fleabane, Erigeron glacialis
  629. Water Forget-Me-Not, Myosotis scorpioides [tiny blue flowers, yellow center]
  630. Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes
  631. Water Primrose, Ludwigia hexapetala [rounded leaves; not floating]
  632. Waterweed, Common Waterweed, Elodea canadensis
  633. Weeping Cypress, Chinese Weeping Cypress, Cupressus pendula
  634. Weeping Willow, Salix × sepulcralis
  635. Western Buttercup, Ranunculus occidentalis
  636. Western Lily, Lilium occidentale
  637. Western Marsh Rosemary, Sea Lavender, Limonium californicum
  638. Western Meadow-Rue, Thalictrum occidentale
  639. Western Redbud, Cercis occidentalis
  640. Western Sycamore, Platanus racemosa
  641. Western Wallflower, Erysimum capitatum
  642. White Alder, Alnus rhombifolia
  643. White American Vetch, Vicia americana
  644. White Ash Tree, Fraxinus americana
  645. White Clover, Trifolium repens
  646. White Crepe Myrtle, Natchez Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia x ‘Natchez’
  647. White Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia subcostata var. fauriei
  648. White Horehound, Marrubium vulgare
  649. White Leaf Manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida
  650. White Mallow, Vernal Pool Checkerbloom, Sidalcea calycosa ssp. calycosa
  651. White Mulberry, Morus alba
  652. White Nemophila, Nemophila heterophylla
  653. White Oak, Quercus alba
  654. White Sage, Salvia apiana
  655. White Seablush, Plectritis macrocera
  656. White Sweetclover, Melilotus albus
  657. White-Tipped Clover, Variegated Clover, Trifolium variegatum [look similar to Tomcat]
  658. Whitehead Navarretia, Navarretia leucocephala
  659. Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare
  660. Wild Beardstyle, Stalked Bulbine, Bulbine frutescens [spray of orange or yellow flowers]
  661. Wild Mustard, Sinapis arvensis
  662. Willow Herb, Epilobium brachycarpum [tiny pink flowers, seeds almost like soaproot]
  663. Willowleaf Lettuce, Lactuca saligna
  664. Woolly Hedgenettle, Stachys byzantina
  665. Woolly Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja foliolosa [red, dark red]
  666. Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
  667. Yerba Mansa, Anemopsis californica
  668. Yerba Santa, California Yerba Santa, Eriodictyon californicum
  669. Yellowrocket, Garden Yellowrocket, Barbarea vulgaris
  670. Yellow Iris, Pacific Coast Iris, Iris innominata
  671. Yellow Water Iris, Yellow Flag, Iris pseudacorus [invasive]
  672. Yellow Starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis
  673. Yucca, Common Yucca, Yucca filamentosa
  674. Zinnia, Elegant Zinnia, Zinnia elegans

Pathogens/Bacteria

  1. Avian Pox, Avipoxvirus ssp. [evidence on feet of hawk]
  2. Coral Spot, Nectria cinnabarina  [plant pathogen]
  3. Drippy Nut, Brenneria quercina, Lonsdalea quercina [a bacterium that infects wounds in oak tissue/acorns]
  4. Hypoxylon Canker, Biscogniauxia atropunctata  [pathogen, white, on oak tree]
  5. Red Phanerochaete pathogen, Phanerochaete sanguinea [red dusty-looking fungi on trees]
  6. Sudden Oak Death pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum

Reptiles and Amphibians

  1. American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
  2. American Bull Frog, Lithobates catesbeianus
  3. California Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps attenuates
  4. Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle, Mauremys sinensis
  5. Giant Garter Snake, Thamnophis gigas
  6. Pacific Pond Turtle, Western Pond Turtle, Actinemys marorata
  7. Pacific Tree Frog, Chorus Frog, Pseudacris regilla
  8. Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea
  9. Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus oreganus
  10. Red-Eared Slider Turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans
  11. Sierra Newt, Taricha sierrae
  12. Sierran Tree Frog, Pseudacris sierra
  13. Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle, Mauremys sinensis
  14. Valley Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi
  15. Western Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata
  16. Western Fence Lizard, Blue Belly, Sceloporus occidentalis

Minerals and Rocks (of note)

  1. Obsidian Rock [naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock]

Other Vocabulary:

  • Apothecia: [a-poth-EH-cee-ah] concave cup formations on lichen that bear the spores; asocarp
  • Crown Shyness: gaps in the canopy between trees in the forest that allow for sunlight to get through, and help the trees “social distance” to help neighboring trees to avoid infections and infestations.
  • Fasciation: also known as cresting, a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in vascular plants in which the growing tip which normally is concentrated around a single point and produces approximately cylindrical tissue, instead becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested (or “cristate”), or elaborately contorted, tissue.
  • Inquiline: an animal exploiting the living space of another, e.g. an insect that lays its eggs in a gall produced by another (not the same as parasite because they don’t necessarily adversely affect the host.)
  • Isidia: [EYE-sid-ee-ah] outgrowths on the thallus of lichen that look like eyelashes or tentacles; columnar structure consisting of both fungal hyphae and algal cells
  • Soredia: [SORE-dee-ah] powdery grainy-looking balls composed of fungal hyphae wrapped around cyanobacteria or green algae on lichen; asexual reproduction
  • Teneral: of, relating to, or constituting a state of the imago of an insect immediately after molting during which it is soft and immature in coloring.
  • Thigmotropism: the turning or bending of a plant or other organism in response to a touch stimulus (what causes a vine to wrap around a tree, for example)

Travels of a Certified California Naturalist