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Sean

Biota Around West Fuji

I made my 45th trip up to West Fuji today while doing a little trail work. Here are some living things I saw.

Scorpion


Crow or Raven, I think. It was cawing repeatedly.


Unknown small bird. It was foraging on the trail.


A fern, I think. Don't know the specific type.


Pine tree


Unknown flower


Oak trees
HikeUp

Dark-eyed Junco
Huff and Puff

unknown flower = Chaparral Currant
(Ribes malvaceum)
Huff and Puff

Polypodium californicum is a species of fern known by the common name California polypody. (wikipedia)
Sean

Thanks for the IDs. I'm looking forward to seeing all the spring flowers along this trail soon.
atomicoyote

'Crow' and 'raven' are generic terms for birds of the genus 'Corvus'. 'Crow' is usually applied to the smaller varieties, 'raven' to the larger.  nd they are very smart birds.   Almost all are covered with black feathers, so its tough to tell individual species unless you get a really good picture.  IF you've ever been to the outback in Alaska, you know what a raven is - they is HUGE!, at least twice as big as the common crows we have here in the SoCal mountains.
mattmaxon

Huff and Puff wrote:
unknown flower = Chaparral Currant
(Ribes malvaceum)


http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7127
mattmaxon

Huff and Puff wrote:
Polypodium californicum is a species of fern known by the common name California polypody. (wikipedia)


http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6775
mattmaxon

The "Pine Tree" looks like a BigCone Douglas Fir

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6906
Mike P

HikeUp wrote:
Dark-eyed Junco


Ditto the junco. The black bird is a raven. Nice pics!

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