Eastern Mojave Vegetation Field Notes (Continued)  
 

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 When I first read the field notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, I was fascinated by the descriptions they wrote about the places they went and the plants and animals they found there. By publishing my field notes on the Internet I hope to follow a little bit in their tradition.

 

 

   

2021

 

 

   

January 2021

 

 
Full Size Image2020 Collections Ready to Distribute  

Wednesday January 6, 2020

Collections ready to distribute.

 

   

February 2021

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   about half way;
• Iowa Street:   at alley;
• Alley:   at Iowa St;
Full Size Image“Front” yard before landscaping.
Full Size Image“Front” yard before landscaping.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

“Front” yard before landscaping.
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New fence along the alley.
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Alley between Iowa St and 1st St

Full Size ImageRemoving the frozen lawn.  
Construction underway.

Other articles:
• Alley:   near Ford;

Letters: Monday, March 1, 2021.
Full Size ImageAlley Encroachment.  

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   621 1st;
Full Size ImageRear of duplex underconstruction at 629 1st Street.  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Neighborhood walk; the south-facing façade of this duplex under construction caught our attention.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   along the creek;
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   at Grant Terry Bridge;
• U. S. Highway 6:   at Gateway;

Locations: Welch Ditch.
Full Size ImageGateway of Clear Creek Canyon Park Trailhead under construction.  

Walk on the Welch Ditch.
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Pedestrian bridge over Clear Creek.

Full Size Image“Front” yard after landscaping.
Full Size Image“Front” yard after landscaping.  
“Front” yard after landscaping.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;   near 5th;
Full Size ImageAfter the first cut with the snow blower.
Full Size ImageSnowy Arapahoe Street, after 24-26" of measured snow.  

Monday, March 15, 2021

Cleaning up from the big snow storm.
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That's enough snow-blowing for one day.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageClogged up storm drain at 5th and Arapahoe  

Thursday, March 18, 2021

 

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageParkway on the 1st Day of Spring 2021.  

Saturday, March 20, 2021

I noticed the snow in Parkway C and D has completely melted off whereas Parkway A and B still have lots of snow.

   

Apil Fools Day, Thursday, 1 April 2021

Went into the herbarium today to straighten out some collections.

Coll. No. 1108 Packera plattensis should be Senecio integerrimus

  • Done - KHD56932
  • ___- CAS
  • ___- UC
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 1232 Eriogonum flavum should be Eriogonum arcuatum

  • Done - KHD60695
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- UC
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 1637 Packera plattensis should be Senecio integerrimus

  • Done - KHD65493
  • ___- CDA
  • ___- CS
  • ___- EIU

Coll. No. 1817 Packera plattensis should be P. fendleri

  • Done - KHD68678

Coll. No. 1902 Packera plattensis should be P. fendleri

  • Done - KHD68679
  • ___- CAS
  • ___- OBI

Coll. No. 1914 Packera plattensis, correct

Coll. No. 2044 Packera plattensis should be P. fendleri

I think I must have missed this one!

  • ___- KHD
  • ___- COLO
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 2064 Packera plattensis, correct

  • ___- KHD
  • ___- CAS
  • ___- CIBO
  • ___- JCOS

Coll. No. 2085 Packera plattensis, correct.

Coll. No. 2105 Elymus lanceolatus annotated to Pascopyrum smithii by Janet L. Wingate.

  • ___- KHD
  • ___- JCOS

Coll. No. 2118 Poa secunda annotated to Schedonorus arundinaceus by Janet L. Wingate. Auricles present and ciliate.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- CIBO
  • ___- OBI

Coll. No. 2176 Bromus pumpelliantus annotated to Bromus porteri. Anthers too small for B. pumbellianthus. Question if rhizomatous.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 2188 Achnatherum robustum annotated to Achnatherum nelsonii by Janet L. Wingate. Culm collars not hairy.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate.
  • ___- COLO
  • ___- UC

Coll. No. 2204 Eleocharis cf. obtusa annotated to Eleocharis engelmannii by Janet L. Wingate. Flat depressed tubercle.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

List updated 6 Apr 2021.

 

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   at 1st ck access;
• Welch Ditch:   near scramble;   at waste gate;
Full Size ImageWater Birch (Betula occidentalis) along Clear Creek.
Full Size ImageHornwort on cliff at Welch Ditch  

Thursday, April 8 2021.

Welch Ditch Loop
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Waste gate on Welch Ditch.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   near RV park;  

2446  Field identification: Ranunculus testiculatus

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;
Full Size ImageAnother spring snow!  

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   in alley;   near street;
Full Size ImageConditions in the alley, 22 April 2021.
Full Size ImageGuide stick and boulders? … Garbage truck don't care!  

Thursday, 22 April 2021

 

   

Monday, 26 April 2021

Golden to Santa Fe.

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:   at wagon ruts;
Full Size ImageWagon ruts of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail
Full Size ImageA New Community Sprouts Roots.  

Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts.

 

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:  Fort Union National Monument;

Locations: Fort Union.
Full Size ImageThe hospital at Fort Union.  

Fort Union

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Wagon yard at Fort Union.
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Townsendia exscapa at Fort Union.
 

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:   at Wolf Ck;

Locations: Wolf Creek.
Full Size ImageWolf Creek, near Fort Union.  

Wolf Creek near Fort Union.
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Wolf Creek, near Fort Union; Fort Union in the distance.

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:   at Mora River;

Locations: Mora River.
Full Size ImageMora River at Watrous.  

We look for the Mora River.

Other articles:
• Cathedral Place:   at E. San Francisco St;

Locations: Santa Fe.
Full Size ImageCathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi  

The Cathedral in Santa Fe.

   

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

 

Other articles:
• Entrance Road:   at Canyon Overlook;   at visitor center;

Locations: Bandelier National Monument. Cañon de los Frijoles.
Full Size ImageCañon de los Frijoles from the Overlook  

Bandelier National Monument

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Tyuonyi Pueblo
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Southwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus cowlesi) warming up on a rock.
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Cliff dwellings.
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Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenefir) on the floor of the canyon.
 

Other articles:
• State Route 4:   in Valles Caldera;

Locations: Valles Caldera.
Full Size ImagePanorama of Valles Caldera.  

Valles Caldera

 

Other articles:
• State Route 4:   along Jemez R;

Locations: Jemez River.
Full Size ImageUpstream of the Jemez River at a fishing access point.  

Lunch along the Jemez River
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Downstream of the Jemez River at a fishing access point.

 

Locations: Clear Creek Canyon Park. Welch Ditch.  

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Welch Ditch in Clear Creek Canyon Park
  2447  Amelanchier alnifolia, many shrubs to 2 m., reddish-brown bark.
  2448  Berberis repens
  2449  Betula occidentalis
  2450  Ribes cereum
  2451  Acer negundo
  2452  Acer glabrum
  2453  Prunus americana

 

Locations: Lippincott Ranch. Lippincott Ranch (North).
Full Size ImageLippincott Ranch: view south from near the northeast corner.
Full Size ImageLast year's fruit on Rhus glabra  

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Lippincott with John Vickery.

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One of two ruins near the northern border.
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Meadow in northernmost Lippincott Ranch.
 
  2454  Anemone patens
  2455  Claytonia rosea

 

Other articles:
• Kinney Run Trail:  Field Trip Stop 7;

Locations: Colorado School of Mines Survey Field. Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageSalix amygdaloides (Coll. No. 1886) with Cottonwood in southern Survey Fields.  

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Survey Field and Kinney Run with Bob Lagier.
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Bedrock habitat above Kinney Run Trail.
  2456  Euphorbia myrsinites

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2457, Acer negundo.  
2457  Acer negundo
  2458  Prunus americana

Full Size ImagePhysaria ×1?
Full Size ImagePhysaria ×1?
Full Size ImagePhysaria ×1?  
Counted 55 plants of the putative Physaria ×1.

Other articles:
• Eagle Ridge Drive:   at park;
Full Size ImageEpilobium hirsutum in early spring.  

Hairy Willow Herb.

   

Sunday, May 16, 2021

 

Full Size ImageArea where the Crepis occidentalis (?) was found.
Full Size ImageArea where the Crepis occidentalis (?) was found.
Full Size ImageRosette of immature Crepis occidentalis(?)  
Possible Crepis occidentalis.
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Two immature leaves of Crepis occidentalis(?)

Full Size ImageLeaves of Artemisia campestris (?)  
Uh-oh, what I have been passing off as Artemisia dracunculus may have been A. campestris.

Locations: North Washington Open Space.
Full Size ImageConstruction zone at east end of North Washington Open Space
Full Size ImageConstruction zone at east end of North Washington Open Space  

Construction spilling over into North Washington Open Space.

 

Locations: Welch Ditch.  

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Welch Ditch.
  2459  Dodecatheon pulchellum
  2460  Rhus trilobata
  2461  Rubus deliciousus
  2462  Ribes cereum
  2463  Prunus virginiana
  2464  Descurainia sofia

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 558:  12000;

Locations: Goose Creek. Hankins Gulch.

Letters: Sunday, May 23, 2021.  

Sunday, 24 May 2021

Goose Creek
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Cymopterus anisatus near Goose Creek.
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The Mystery Plant
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The view east; Goose Creek Trailhead in center.
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The view to the south of Hankins Gulch.
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A very muddy Goose Creek.
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Rocks along Goose Creek
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More rocks along Goose Creek
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Viola adunca along Goose Creek.
  2465  Erigeron, perhaps E. vetensis
  2466  Antennaria rosea

Full Size ImageBob Legier photographs the Packera, perhaps P. werneriifolia.  
2467  Packera, perhaps P. werneriifolia
  2468  Erigeron, likely E. compositus
  2469  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Other articles:
• Forest Road 211:   along road;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2470, Oxytropis multiceps
Full Size ImageSheeprock from Forest Road 211 near where we found the Oxytropis multiceps  

2470  Oxytropis multiceps

 

Locations: Cressmans Gulch (lower). Dakota Ridge.
Full Size ImageRocket parts on Dakota Ridge
Full Size ImageOpen stope protected by steel grate.  

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

 
  2471  Collinsia parviflora
  2472  Annual Veronica, either V. arvense or V. biloba.
  2472.1  Cryptantha sp.
  2473  Lithospermum arvense
  2473.1  Euphorbia esula

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2474, Erysimum capitatum
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2474, Erysimum capitatum  
2474  Erysimum capitatum
  2475  Thermopsis divaricarpa
  2476  Potentilla fissa

Full Size ImagePediomelum tenuiflorum
Full Size ImagePediomelum tenuiflorum  
2477  Undetermined. Pretty clearly Pediomelum tenuiflorum when examined under a microscope.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/26/2021 8:52:02 PM