2017 May 6--More Exploring of Umpqua Community College (UCC) Property

1220-1405. After meeting with a student on this rather windy day, I decided to try to get a photo to represent the Umqpua Community College Biodiveristy Project for iNat. In doing so, I explored my way up to the NE corner of the property. On the way I was able to photograph a Painted Lady (butterfly), apparently a common species. Up near the NE property corner, I noticed a bee hive in hole in a very large Oregon White Oak. While up in that oak savannah area, I was able to photograph a couple butterflies. I am very new to IDing butterflies, so this has been fun and a challenge. Any tips as I begin this journey are appreciated. I uncovered one of the large dark millipedes, and based on input from @pileated I attempted to get photographs of the face of this one, which showed a vertical line, apparently a character distinguishing an order of millipedes. I also decided to go ahead and photograph some of the little itty bitty flowers that I had been ignoring recently. They are of course difficult to photograph with a cell phone, but I make due.

Posted by umpquamatt umpquamatt, May 08, 2017 19:27

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:10 PM PDT

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Grass Pea (Lathyrus sphaericus)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:11 PM PDT

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Menzies' Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:20 PM PDT

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Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:22 PM PDT

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Smallflower Woodland Star (Lithophragma parviflorum)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:24 PM PDT

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Redstem Stork's-Bill (Erodium cicutarium)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:28 PM PDT

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Larkspurs (Genus Delphinium)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:34 PM PDT

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Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:36 PM PDT

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Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:49 PM PDT

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Western Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:54 PM PDT

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Purple Sanicle (Sanicula bipinnatifida)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:57 PM PDT

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The Purple Sanicle was fairly common in this upper area of the UCC Property, among the oaks. It is rare or not present down closer to the river where the sanicle is mostly the yellow-flowered Pacific Sanicle.

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California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:03 PM PDT

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Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:04 PM PDT

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Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:08 PM PDT

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:16 PM PDT

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What do you think of those cool little mites on this beast!!!???

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Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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umpquamatt

Date

May 6, 2017 02:26 PM PDT

Description

Female

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Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:28 PM PDT

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Male on vetch.

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Short-flower Deervetch (Acmispon parviflorus)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:36 PM PDT

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True Babystars (Leptosiphon bicolor)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:38 PM PDT

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Dove's-foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:39 PM PDT

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Lesser Hop Trefoil (Trifolium dubium)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:40 PM PDT

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Earthworms and Allies (Subclass Oligochaeta)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 02:47 PM PDT

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Under wood pieces.

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 12:28 PM PDT

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California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

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umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 12:42 PM PDT

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 12:58 PM PDT

Description

Honey bees were going in and out of the large Oregon White Oak tree, through an opening at top of where large left branch joins trunk. I know there is no photo of a honey bee here (one blurry speck in one photo), but I wanted to show an example of a hive location for the honey bee.

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Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 6, 2017 01:08 PM PDT

Description

Female.

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Observer

umpquamatt

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May 6, 2017 01:10 PM PDT

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Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 6, 2017 01:18 PM PDT

Description

In oak savannah. Feeding on vetch. This is my first attempt to ID a duskywing. Let me know how I did! :-)

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Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 6, 2017 01:30 PM PDT

Description

In oak and pine savannah area. Feeding on vetch.

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California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 6, 2017 02:01 PM PDT

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