2017 May 20--Coverboard Check and the River Trail at UCC

1009-1225. Low 60s F. Initially cloud cover. Sunny at end. On the way up to the first set of cover boards I photographed a set of flowers and grasses. There were many Western Skinks under the cover sheets today. One new species was found for the cover board project, a juvenile Southern Alligator Lizard. Two Western Fence Lizards were found as well, but these were under pieces of wood that were on top of metal roofing pieces, not actually under the sheets. As is typical most (in this case all) herps were in the upper two grassy sites, with no herps detected in the lower wooded sets of cover boards.

I walked the river trail to bait the trail cams. Along the way I photographed a few flowers, some tracks in the sand (an unidentified mammal, mink, and raccoon), and some crayfish and mussel shells.

Back on campus a solidly rusty-colored "wooly bear" caterpillar was slowly dying on the concrete path. It looked like it had been stepped on or damaged by a bird.

Bird lists:
Lee O. Hunt Arboretum
Kenneth Knechtel Park and river trail

Posted by umpquamatt umpquamatt, May 21, 2017 05:24

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Pale Flax (Linum bienne)

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May 20, 2017 10:15 AM PDT

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Silver Hairgrass (Aira caryophyllea)

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May 20, 2017 10:16 AM PDT

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Clovers (Genus Trifolium)

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May 20, 2017 10:17 AM PDT

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Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa)

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May 20, 2017 10:18 AM PDT

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Carrot Family (Family Apiaceae)

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May 20, 2017 10:18 AM PDT

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Lopseed Family (Family Phrymaceae)

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May 20, 2017 10:23 AM PDT

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In bed of small intermittent stream, no flowing water now.

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Grassy Tarweed (Madia gracilis)

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May 20, 2017 10:25 AM PDT

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 10:28 AM PDT

Description

Coverboard 28. 42/105 mm, 35/75 mm.

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Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

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May 20, 2017 10:34 AM PDT

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Coverboard 30. 47/128 mm.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 10:39 AM PDT

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Coverboard 29. 40/105 mm.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 10:47 AM PDT

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Coverboard 25. 55/154 mm.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 10:50 AM PDT

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Coverboard 24. 60/76 mm.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 10:53 AM PDT

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Coverboard 23. 40/110 mm.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 10:56 AM PDT

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Coverboard 22. 38/78 mm.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 11:00 AM PDT

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Coverboard 21. 41/111 mm.

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

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May 20, 2017 11:03 AM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

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May 20, 2017 11:03 AM PDT

Description

Coverboard 20. 51/108 mm. Under wood on metal.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 11:06 AM PDT

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Coverboard 20. 53/138 mm.

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

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May 20, 2017 11:10 AM PDT

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Coverboard 19. 40/82 mm. Under wood on metal.

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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May 20, 2017 11:12 AM PDT

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Coverboard 19. 40/48 mm.

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Henderson's Triteleia (Triteleia hendersonii)

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May 20, 2017 11:18 AM PDT

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At least one other plant nearby.

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Ferns (Class Polypodiopsida)

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May 20, 2017 11:23 AM PDT

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Robust Lancetooth Snail (Haplotrema vancouverense)

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May 20, 2017 11:38 AM PDT

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Common Cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum)

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May 20, 2017 11:52 AM PDT

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Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

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May 20, 2017 11:57 AM PDT

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European Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

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May 20, 2017 12:01 PM PDT

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Canids (Family Canidae)

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May 20, 2017 12:03 PM PDT

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Suksdorf's Large Camas (Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii)

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May 20, 2017 12:05 PM PDT

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Western Pearlshell (Margaritifera falcata)

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May 20, 2017 12:07 PM PDT

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Ringed Crayfish (Faxonius neglectus)

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May 20, 2017 12:08 PM PDT

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Seep Monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata)

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May 20, 2017 12:11 PM PDT

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May 20, 2017 12:12 PM PDT

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American Mink (Neogale vison)

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May 20, 2017 08:40 PM PDT

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Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

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May 20, 2017 12:18 PM PDT

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Western Pearlshell (Margaritifera falcata)

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May 20, 2017 12:24 PM PDT

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Edwards' Glassy-wing Moth (Pseudohemihyalea edwardsii)

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May 20, 2017 12:33 PM PDT

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