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What

mountain pink currant Ribes nevadense

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

A tiny wasp or bee on a Castilleja bloom.

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What

Black Elderberry Sambucus nigra

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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What

Utah serviceberry Amelanchier utahensis

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

This was growing as a bush at the base of a tree near a road and street sign. May be landscaping.

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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What

Mosquitoes Family Culicidae

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

I believe this is a mosquito pupa. While searching a shallow, flooded meadow, I noticed these shrimp-like creatures wriggling somewhat tadpole like. Motile pupae! I guess baby mosquitoes never stop wriggling.

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What

Wolf Lichen Letharia vulpina

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

This bright green, fruticose lichen was common on many trees.

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

A metallic, indigo blue pentatomid.

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Carpenter Ants Genus Camponotus

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

A rather large, solitary ant.

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Brodiaeas Genus Brodiaea

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

Some kind of iris or iris relative?

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Monkeyflowers Genus Mimulus

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

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What

Sugar Pine Pinus lambertiana

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

I'm guessing Sugar Pine because of the very large cone.

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Roundback Slugs Family Arionidae

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

A large gray slug. I think I read somewhere that the textured "thumbprint" mantle is a hallmark of the Arionidae.

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What

mountain pride Penstemon newberryi

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

Possibly a Penstemon(?)

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

radial fungus or mold on underside of a wet log

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Pussypaws Calyptridium monospermum

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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Spring orange peel fungus Caloscypha fulgens

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

orange fungus on the ground. Possibly Aleuria sp?

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What

Snowplant Sarcodes sanguinea

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

I previously thought these were pine drops (Pterospora andromedea)

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What

Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

two butterflies enjoying lunch with a fly. I believe these to be a race of Callophrys gryneus, possibly subspecies nelsoni. Note the 3 spots and small tails on hind wing.

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Indian Paintbrushes Genus Castilleja

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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What

Feather River stonecrop Sedum albomarginatum

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

succulent

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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thinlegged wolf spiders Genus Pardosa

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

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Green Algae Phylum Chlorophyta

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biosam

Date

June 26, 2011

Description

green algae in a slow-moving stream

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What

Ranchman's Tiger Moth Platyprepia virginalis

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

Ranchman's tiger moth (Platyprepia virginalis).
Larva, with long white plume. Dead.

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

Youngsters in nests under a steel bridge.

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Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

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Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011

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biosam

Date

June 25, 2011
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