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Living Wild in the Chaparral

Living Wild in the Chaparral

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Living Wild in the Chaparral
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Of all the distinct, natural communities in California, only one is found throughout and only one can be said to represent the state's most characteristic wilderness: chaparral, a special plant community characterized by drought-hardy, woody shrubs, shaped by a Mediterranean-type climate (summer drought, winter rain), and threatened by too many fires. It is within the chaparral where California will find its best and perhaps last chance to reclaim its wildness and preserve the quality of life made possible by the region's natural, open spaces.

Living Wild in the Chaparral

Lat: 33.09 Long: -117.09

Recent Spottings

Sandhill crane Brian38 12 3 Sandhill crane
White-tailed antelope squirrel Brian38 6 0 White-tailed antelope squirrel
Silver lupine Brian38 4 2 Silver lupine
Desert Black-tailed Jackrabbit Brian38 7 0 Desert Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Ladder-backed woodpecker (female) Brian38 3 0 Ladder-backed woodpecker (female)
Black-throated sparrow Brian38 5 0 Black-throated sparrow
Camel Cricket CindyBinghamKeiser 6 0 Camel Cricket
School bells Knsculpt 1 1 School bells
Scarlet Plant Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Scarlet Plant Bug
Western Lynx Spider CindyBinghamKeiser 4 1 Western Lynx Spider
Pollen Wasp CindyBinghamKeiser 4 2 Pollen Wasp
Grasshopper nymph CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Grasshopper nymph
Hooked pincushionplant CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Hooked pincushionplant
American Wild Carrot CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 American Wild Carrot
Hairy Sun Cup CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Hairy Sun Cup
Silver Argiope CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Silver Argiope
Giant Flowered Phacelia CindyBinghamKeiser 5 0 Giant Flowered Phacelia
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
California Quail CindyBinghamKeiser 4 0 California Quail
Buckwheat Root Borer Clearwing Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Buckwheat Root Borer Clearwing Moth
White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar CindyBinghamKeiser 5 2 White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Blue Dasher CindyBinghamKeiser 5 1 Blue Dasher
Spotting CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Spotting
Crab Spider CindyBinghamKeiser 4 0 Crab Spider
White-lined Sphinx Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 17 9 White-lined Sphinx Moth
Bush Katydid nymph CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Bush Katydid nymph
California ground squirrel stendaic 1 2 California ground squirrel
California Scrub Jay stendaic 0 0 California Scrub Jay
Anna's Hummingbird stendaic 0 0 Anna's Hummingbird
California Thrasher CindyBinghamKeiser 1 2 California Thrasher
Red Fox stendaic 2 4 Red Fox
Desert Cottontail CindyBinghamKeiser 4 0 Desert Cottontail
White-breasted Nuthatche Desmond.E.S.O 1 1 White-breasted Nuthatche
San Diego Alligator Lizard (juvenile) CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 San Diego Alligator Lizard (juvenile)
Granite Night Lizard CindyBinghamKeiser 22 5 Granite Night Lizard
Prickly pear cactus stendaic 1 0 Prickly pear cactus
Syrphid Larvae CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Syrphid Larvae
Spotted towhee Knsculpt 1 0 Spotted towhee
CA Trapdoor spider Knsculpt 5 2 CA Trapdoor spider
Black sage Knsculpt 3 0 Black sage
CA king snake Knsculpt 1 0 CA king snake
Garden Slender Salamander Knsculpt 3 0 Garden Slender Salamander
Mourning Cloak (caterpillars) Knsculpt 2 0 Mourning Cloak (caterpillars)
Red shouldered hawk Knsculpt 2 0 Red shouldered hawk
Side Blotched lizard Knsculpt 2 0 Side Blotched lizard
Roadrunner Knsculpt 1 0 Roadrunner
Sticky monkey flower Knsculpt 1 0 Sticky monkey flower
Two-striped Gartersnake CindyBinghamKeiser 6 2 Two-striped Gartersnake
Rufous hummingbird - female Desmond.E.S.O 1 0 Rufous hummingbird - female
Spined Turbaned Gall Wasp CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Spined Turbaned Gall Wasp

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