29
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8 birds
1 insect
20 plants
25
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desert lavender Hyptis emoryi

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

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April 14, 2012

Description

Have no idea what this plant is, saw a couple of them on our hike up this mountain, no leaves present, large bean pods, flowers present, almost 5 feet tall.

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Cottontop cactus Echinocactus polycephalus var. polycephalus

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

clustered barrel cactus

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Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii

Observer

ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

Two for the price of one on this shot! Looks like a small cluster of Mammillaria dioica nestled in there.

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Beavertail Cactus Opuntia basilaris

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Genus Selasphorus Genus Selasphorus

Observer

ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

I had hoped this picture would have come out better than it did, this rufous or allen's hummingbird buzzed our lunch spot, perched on a small rock, and then flew away.

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Red tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

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California Quail Callipepla californica

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

This guy was very unimpressed with us camping near his foraging grounds.

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Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) Cylindropuntia bigelovii

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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heartleaf suncup Chylismia cardiophylla

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

Heart-leaf evening primrose.

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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alamo or fremont cottonwood Populus fremontii ssp. fremontii

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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pygmy cedar (Peucephyllum schottii) Peucephyllum schottii

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

pygmy cedar

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Queen Butterfly Danaus gilippus

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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arroyo willow Salix lasiolepis

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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scarlet bugler Penstemon centranthifolius

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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California Juniper Juniperus californica

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Narrowleaf Willow Salix exigua

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Flat bud prickly poppy Argemone munita

Observer

ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

Description

Chicolate

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hummingbirds Family Trochilidae

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

The wind gusts were up to atleast 40-50 mph when I took these photos of this bird. Very impressive manuverability!

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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desert holly Atriplex hymenelytra

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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April 14, 2012

Description

Specter phacelia

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

Smoke tree possibly?

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ryanubrown

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April 14, 2012

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Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

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ryanubrown

Date

April 14, 2012