2017 June 18--A Visit to Fords Pond, West of Sutherlin, Oregon

0635-0915. I spent the morning at Ford's Pond. It was in the 50s F when I arrived and in the 70s F when I left. My primary goals were (1) to begin getting some iNat observations for Ford's Pond, and (2) to see what odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) I could find. It was a fun morning. I spent the entire time in the SE portion of the area, about half in the riparian woods and about half poking around in the weeds and near the pond edge. I found and photographed many introduced plant species as well as a few native plants, a handful of odonates, some bullheads (mini-catfish), a spider, a butterfly, a ladybird beetle, an introduced slug, an aquatic snail, some lichens, some beaver chew, and a variety of other things. I netted one introduced crayfish, but it got away before I obtained photos. eBird checklist here.

Posted by umpquamatt umpquamatt, June 19, 2017 06:15

Observations

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Common Ringlet (Coenonympha california)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 06:47 AM PDT

Description

3 observed.

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Western Pondhawk (Erythemis collocata)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 06:48 AM PDT

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 06:55 AM PDT

Description

Female? Immature male? I don't see any dusky tips to the wings. Do some of these not have that? Dark inner wing patches seem quite dark, more like male.

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 06:59 AM PDT

Description

This one has classic dark wingtips of female.

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:06 AM PDT

Description

Photographed with Canon camera, then captured with net and photographed with phone. This individual is similar to the first one I photographed today, in that it has an abdomen pattern like a female, but has fairly dark wing bases, no white on wings, and no dark tips (tips are clear).

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Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea elegans)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:09 AM PDT

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Seven-spotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:17 AM PDT

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Pink Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:17 AM PDT

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Pacific Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:19 AM PDT

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Tall Oat Grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:21 AM PDT

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Leopard Slug (Limax maximus)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:27 AM PDT

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Water Starworts (Genus Callitriche)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:34 AM PDT

Description

In area formerly with standing water, now mud.

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Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:35 AM PDT

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Bay Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis laxa)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:41 AM PDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:42 AM PDT

Description

Has smell.

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Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:51 AM PDT

Description

Aquatic snail.

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American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:53 AM PDT

Description

Old chew on Oregon Ash.

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Rose Spirea (Spiraea douglasii)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:56 AM PDT

Description

bvrchew2 here too.

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Slough Sedge (Carex obnupta)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:59 AM PDT

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Tree Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:00 AM PDT

Description

On Oregon Ash.

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Bowl-and-doily Spider (Frontinella pyramitela)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:11 AM PDT

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Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:12 AM PDT

Description

I'm guessing E. annexum, but sounds like they cannot be distinguished w/o images of the terminal appendages? My images are blurry in this area.

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Pale Flax (Linum bienne)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:13 AM PDT

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Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:16 AM PDT

Description

I'm new at IDing bluets and giving this one a try. Basing ID on distribution of black on top, and large eye spots. Is that white spot on top of the appendage the namesake spot or something else?

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White Brodiaea (Triteleia hyacinthina)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:18 AM PDT

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Common St. John's-Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:23 AM PDT

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Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:23 AM PDT

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Yellow Glandweed (Bellardia viscosa)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:26 AM PDT

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Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:27 AM PDT

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Narrow-leaved Clover (Trifolium angustifolium)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:28 AM PDT

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Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:29 AM PDT

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Little Quaking-Grass (Briza minor)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:31 AM PDT

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Knapweeds (Genus Centaurea)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:33 AM PDT

Description

Didn't photo the bracts on this one.

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Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:34 AM PDT

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Western Pondhawk (Erythemis collocata)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:42 AM PDT

Description

Female.

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Blue-eyed Darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:55 AM PDT

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Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

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Date

June 18, 2017 09:01 AM PDT

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Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana)

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Date

June 18, 2017 09:02 AM PDT

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Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 09:07 AM PDT

Description

I'm striking out on this one. Help? What are the key features? Seems like those red eyes should mean something!

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Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 09:11 AM PDT

Description

Roughly an inch long each.

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Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)

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Date

June 18, 2017 09:17 AM PDT

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Woolly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

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Date

June 18, 2017 09:20 AM PDT

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Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia)

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:52 AM PDT

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American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 07:55 AM PDT

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Grasses (Family Poaceae)

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:03 AM PDT

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Blunt Knapweed Flower Weevil (Larinus obtusus)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:36 AM PDT

Description

On spotted knapweed.

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Dragonflies (Suborder Anisoptera)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 08:57 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

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Date

June 18, 2017 06:11 AM PDT

Description

Male.

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