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Biota Around West Fuji

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject: Biota Around West Fuji  Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark-eyed Junco
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unknown flower = Chaparral Currant
(Ribes malvaceum)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polypodium californicum is a species of fern known by the common name California polypody. (wikipedia)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the IDs. I'm looking forward to seeing all the spring flowers along this trail soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'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.
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Location: Out on the trail.....

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7127
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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
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Pine Tree" looks like a BigCone Douglas Fir

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
Dark-eyed Junco


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