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Observer

annebatten

Date

August 19, 2011

Place

northeastern Arizona, Petrified forest (Google, OSM)

Description

This is an image a friend took visiting the petrified forest this summer. Sorry I can't be more specific.

I can't find one similar enough in a very rough online search, and I'm hoping it will look very familiar to the lizard specialists.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 28, 2011

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What

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 28, 2011

Description

Flights of Cormorants circle back to their overnight nesting trees as twilight approaches. I wonder if they have individual territorial areas of the trees to which they return every night in these large chatty groups.

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What

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 29, 2011

Description

You're right, this doesn't have the white belly feathers of a sand piper.

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What

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) Larus occidentalis

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 28, 2011

Place

Cambria (Google, OSM)

Description

This gull's beak is translucent enough to catch the sunset's light
as it comes to explore our table for possible food.

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What

Lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 25, 2011

Description

Flowers appear similar to lupin, but the supporting plant was a large bush, very healthy in October. In the Los Angeles area, I've only seen lupin as small individual plants in spring.

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What

Tiger Moths Tribe Arctiini

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 25, 2011

Description

The larva I observed is called a banded wooly bear.

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 25, 2011

Description

- Longitude: -120.624076
- Latitude: 34.961502

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What

northern elephant seal Mirounga angustirostris

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 26, 2011

Description

seals seem undisturbed by humans on the boardwalk.

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What

Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 30, 2011

Description

First day of the Monarch Butterfly Grove opening for the beginning of their migration arrival.

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What

feverfew Tanacetum parthenium

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 21, 2011

Description

Officially named:
Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'

A very invasive native California annual, this will roam all over even a dry yard. It goes profusely to seed.

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What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 20, 2011

Description

Spider spinning a dewy morning web chooses to stay anchored to the web with an extra small line as well as careful feet.

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What

coyote Canis latrans

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 18, 2011

Place

Orcutt Ranch Park, Canoga Park (Google, OSM)

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What

Superfamily Coccoidea Superfamily Coccoidea

Observer

annebatten

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

I think these are ants farming aphids all over the branches and leaves of the potted Makrut lime tree I planted as a source for Thai recipe materials.

Any suggestions on how I get rid of these "farmers" and their "herds" without using poison on a food source?

I've moved the pot and tried lemon juice on the infestation to no effect.

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What

clover Genus Trifolium

Observer

annebatten

Date

September 25, 2011

Description

Rabbits seem to like this plant. Morning dew must be tempting on hot days.

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What

rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

Observer

annebatten

Date

September 25, 2011

Description

Rosemary in bloom

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Observer

annebatten

Date

September 23, 2011

Description

Soaking up the first warmth after a cold night, I was allowed close enough to get a good portrait.

Never noticed the facial detail that the crisp shadows reveal. Also like that subtle lines of green scales along the back.

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What

Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta

Observer

annebatten

Date

August 26, 2011

Description

Well disguised, but one develops an eye for them. Fortunately, I have more tomatoes than I can use.

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What

sweet basil to seed Ocimum basilicum

Observer

annebatten

Date

August 4, 2011

Description

Fortunately, Basil needs to be clipped frequently, so that it doesn't stop producing new leaves and prolifically go to seed.

These are shots of a determined seed-making process.

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What

Sunflowers

Observer

annebatten

Date

July 3, 2011

Description

August in full bloom

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What

brush rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani

Observer

annebatten

Date

July 23, 2011

Description

Digital flash image on a cloudy day
reflects light off the rabbit's night vision enhancements.

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Observer

annebatten

Date

July 23, 2011

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Observer

annebatten

Date

July 21, 2011

Description

seems to be a cluster of "volunteers," perhaps that arrived in soil.

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What

Genus Alyssum Genus Alyssum

Observer

annebatten

Date

July 17, 2011

Description

elegant up close

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Observer

annebatten

Date

July 16, 2011

Description

Black-Eyed Susan, perennial

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Observer

annebatten

Date

July 16, 2011

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What

Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

annebatten

Date

July 13, 2011

Place

woodland hills CA (Google, OSM)

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Observer

annebatten

Date

July 13, 2011

Description

These roots are amazing! Root surface appears corrugated. An overgrown landscape planting of Agapanthus in a condo complex is beginning to produce fewer flowers.

Makes me think I should be careful to thin my plantings regularly.

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Observer

annebatten

Date

July 15, 2011

Description

summer snapdragon, Dresden blue

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What

Genus Gladiolus Genus Gladiolus

Observer

annebatten

Date

July 2, 2011
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