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What

Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

deejay

Date

April 16, 2015
Variable Checkerspot - Photo (c) Patrick Dockens, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
seakay's ID: Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
Added on April 23, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

deejay

Date

April 12, 2015
Darkling Beetles - Photo (c) urjsa, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Darkling Beetles (Family Tenebrionidae)
Added on April 23, 2015.

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What

Lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 18, 2015 11:01 AM PDT

Description

I thinking Lupinus affinis or L. latifolia. Pretty low, definitely not a shrub, but could have been perennial.

Lupines - Photo (c) David Hofmann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
seakay's ID: Lupines (Genus Lupinus)
Added on April 19, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii

Observer

kueda

Date

April 7, 2015 01:56 PM PDT
Western Screech-Owl - Photo (c) Erin and Lance Willett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
seakay's ID: Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)
Added on April 17, 2015. 5 people agree, 0 disagree
Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

deejay

Date

March 30, 2015

Description

Found under bath pan in aviary on pea gravel. Larvae is approximately 1.5 inches long, amber in color, with chewing mouth parts.

Insects - Photo (c) Stavros Markopoulos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
seakay's ID: Insects (Class Insecta)
Added on April 02, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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California flannelbush Fremontodendron californicum

Observer

mel42

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)
California flannelbush - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
seakay's ID: California flannelbush (Fremontodendron californicum)
Added on March 31, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Darkling Beetles (Tenebrionidae) Family Tenebrionidae

Observer

mel42

Date

March 30, 2015 04:01 PM PDT
Darkling Beetles - Photo (c) urjsa, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Darkling Beetles (Family Tenebrionidae)
Added on March 31, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

kueda

Date

March 14, 2015 02:50 PM PDT
Pacific Banana Slug - Photo (c) Sathish J, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
seakay's ID: Pacific Banana Slug (Ariolimax columbianus)
Added on March 28, 2015. 0 people agree, 2 disagree

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What

Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Observer

kueda

Date

February 15, 2015 11:20 AM PST
Brewer's Blackbird - Photo (c) Jamie Chavez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
seakay's ID: Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Added on February 22, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

kueda

Date

February 13, 2015 10:55 PM PST

Description

Most of my attempts to illicit strike responses from turret spiders end in failure, but for whatever reason Trent was able to get this one to cooperate. I tried to reciprocate but again without luck. Trent was gently stroking the edge of the turret with a twig, whereas I was poking it, so maybe the key is to immitate a smaller insect. There's anecdotal evidence to suggest that they eat ants, so maybe think ant-sized movements. Also, you need to do it under cover of full darkness for them to be staged near the burrow entrance (though they seemed willing to strike under flashlight illumination).

Note the deep, transverse foveal groove and the sclerite on the abdomen, both indicative of the former genus Atypoides (Adams 2014).

Antrodiaetus riversi - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Antrodiaetus riversi, a member of Foldingdoor Spiders (Family Antrodiaetidae)
Added on February 22, 2015. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Yellow-eyed Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica

Observer

kueda

Date

February 8, 2015 05:16 PM PST
Yellow-eyed Ensatina - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Yellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica)
Added on February 09, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

kueda

Date

February 7, 2015 10:26 AM PST
Ringneck Snake - Photo (c) A. Jaszlics, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
seakay's ID: Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Added on February 09, 2015. 7 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

kueda

Date

February 1, 2015 11:47 AM PST

Description

Defensive posture. You can see some of its milky secretions on its tail, which are supposedly noxious. Wonder what chemicals are used...

Ensatina - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii)
Added on February 01, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

kueda

Date

January 25, 2015 05:25 PM PST
California Newt - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
seakay's ID: California Newt (Taricha torosa)
Added on February 01, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 24, 2015 04:32 PM PST
California Slender Salamander - Photo (c) Steve Lew, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)
Added on February 01, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Yellow-eyed Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 24, 2015 02:38 PM PST
Yellow-eyed Ensatina - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Yellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica)
Added on February 01, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

kueda

Date

January 19, 2015 03:08 PM PST
Bat Star - Photo (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
seakay's ID: Bat Star (Patiria miniata)
Added on January 23, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 18, 2015 02:20 PM PST

Description

There were a couple of big ones at this location, mostly in crevices, most looking reasonably healthy.

Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on January 23, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 18, 2015 02:59 PM PST

Description

Not looking good

Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on January 23, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 11:14 AM PST
Turkey Vulture - Photo (c) David Baron, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Added on January 23, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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