2017 May 10--UCC Coverboard Check

1200-1315. Today I checked all 36 cover pieces for the UCC Cover Board Project. The general trend continues, with a few Western Skinks under a few boards in the grassy areas, and not much else in other areas. The skinks were all small and very quick, and I didn't bother trying to catch any today for photographs. One skink was tailless, therefore lacking blue, which made it look much different than the others initially as it darted here and there. All data can be viewed in this Google Sheet. I did photograph a couple standard native mollusks, and a few now-blooming flowers. On my way driving from the college a spotted a Wild Turkey, so documented it for posterity. :-)

Posted by umpquamatt umpquamatt, May 11, 2017 00:39

Observations

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Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 12:34 PM PDT

Description

Nice patch here, about 15x15 ft.

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Small-flowered Nemophila (Nemophila parviflora)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 12:38 PM PDT

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Tolmie's Pussy Ears (Calochortus tolmiei)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 12:46 PM PDT

Description

I wondered if this might be something besides C. tolmiei because if the rounder, less-pointed petals, the relatively short bracts, and the lack of much branching, but the color of the hairs above tbe nectar gland and the red stripes below the nectar gland look most like tolmiei and don't look like anything else. Any thoughts? Normal variation for tolmiei?

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Western Starflower (Lysimachia latifolia)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 12:56 PM PDT

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Beaded Lancetooth Snail (Ancotrema sportella)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 01:01 PM PDT

Description

Under metal cover sheet #8.

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Trailing Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 01:10 PM PDT

Description

This species is dioecious, having staminate and pistillate flowers on separate plants. This one appears to have pistillate (female) flowers.

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Pacific Banana Slug (Ariolimax columbianus)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 01:05 PM PDT

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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 10, 2017 02:40 PM PDT

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