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What

Mantids Family Mantidae

Observer

justin2

Date

July 29, 2015 10:31 AM PDT

Place

Elmhurst (Google, OSM)

Description

After seeing several different egg cases in recent years, I finally saw a mantis!

Length of body from head to tip of abdomen estimated very roughly at 4 cm.

Wingless, so I assume not yet an adult.

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What

Showy Jacob's-ladder Polemonium pulcherrimum var. pulcherrimum

Observer

justin2

Date

July 18, 2015 07:42 AM PDT

Description

Flowering plant growing in a crevice on the South Summit of Matthes Crest, visited by a small black and white bumblebee, and another flying insect pollinator, while I watched. This plant species was fairly common in rock crevices near Matthes Crest.

Photos / Sounds

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What

American Pika Ochotona princeps

Observer

justin2

Date

July 18, 2015 01:44 AM PDT

Description

American pika. Saw and photographed to individuals, and heard others give warning calls, at a meadow-talus interface on below the west wall of Matthes Crest (near a creek that appears to flow downhill to Echo Lake). After I watched for a few minutes, one relaxed enough to collect grasses.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Lustrous Copper Lycaena cupreus

Observer

justin2

Date

July 18, 2015 12:56 AM PDT

Description

A small orange butterfly seen in a subalpine meadow above Tuolumne Meadows, a bit south of Cathedral Peak.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Greater Fritillaries Genus Speyeria

Observer

justin2

Date

July 6, 2015 05:58 AM PDT

Description

Butterfly near Cody Lake

Photos / Sounds

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What

Trembling Aspen Populus tremuloides

Observer

justin2

Date

July 6, 2015 06:51 AM PDT

Description

Quaking aspen

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What

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

justin2

Date

July 4, 2015 04:23 AM PDT

Description

Butterfly on horse dung

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

justin2

Date

July 4, 2015 01:27 AM PDT

Description

Butterfly outside Mystery Cave, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

justin2

Date

July 3, 2015 02:35 PM CDT

Description

Hwy roadkill

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Observer

justin2

Date

July 3, 2015 02:29 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cicadas Family Cicadidae

Observer

justin2

Date

June 1, 2015 12:45 PM PDT

Description

I've been hearing cicadas singing in residential neighborhood non-native trees the late morning to afternoon for the last few weeks: late May to early June.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Observer

justin2

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

One type of record of wildlife record tracked extensively by the rock climbing community is nesting sites of protected bird species and associated area closures by land managers.

While not a research grade observation, this still contributes a record of a professionally vetted (by wildlife specialists at this California State Park, in this case) observation of the nesting species.

This is for this spring's closure of parts of Auburn Quarry's upper canyons to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii

Observer

justin2

Date

May 23, 2015 10:25 AM PDT

Description

The first woodpecker I've seen in this neighborhood, though I've heard them many times.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Wallflower Erysimum capitatum

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 07:37 AM PDT

Description

Dicot with clusters of four-petaled yellow flowers growing on top. Green leaves are very narrow, growing in opposite pairs spaced well apart. Stem is reddish with a sparse pale hairs. Habitat is an unwooded west-facing rocky slope near the top of a hill, in the middle elevations of the northern Sierra Nevada. Neighboring plants were huckleberry oak and pine mat manzanita.

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What

Western Carpenter Ant Camponotus modoc

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 08:56 AM PDT

Description

An optimistic ant

Photos / Sounds

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What

White-headed Woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 07:13 AM PDT

Description

Woodpecker

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 07:01 AM PDT

Description

A diurnal moth

Photos / Sounds

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What

Snowplant Sarcodes sanguinea

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 07:16 AM PDT

Description

Snow plant

Photos / Sounds

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 07:30 AM PDT

Description

Vanessa cardui

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

justin2

Date

May 9, 2015 04:00 PM PDT

Description

My first sighting of a mountain hare (as opposed to cottontail) was next to Strawberry Lodge.

Photos / Sounds

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What

western rue-anemone Enemion occidentale

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 03:41 AM PDT

Description

Dicot with single white five-petalled flower and toothy edged leaves of three. Grew in a creek side habitat, and on shady north facing slopes.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Milkmaids Cardamine californica

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 03:47 AM PDT

Description

Four white, pale purple veined, petals on the clustered flowers of this dicot. Leaves are smooth edged, entire I believe is the botanical term? Grew in a creek side habitat, and on shady north facing slopes.

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What

California Nutmeg Torreya californica

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 03:44 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

California nutmeg

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What

Western Buttercup Ranunculus occidentalis

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 03:12 AM PDT

Description

Buttercup?

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What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 02:59 AM PDT

Description

Insect pollinating manzanita

Photos / Sounds

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What

Narrowleaf sword fern Polystichum imbricans

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 02:32 AM PDT

Description

Sword fern?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Carpenter Ants Genus Camponotus

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 02:24 AM PDT

Description

A all black, medium sized, ant wandering along tree bark

Photos / Sounds

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What

coastal woodfern Dryopteris arguta

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 02:31 AM PDT

Description

A more complex fronded fern

Photos / Sounds

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 05:36 AM PDT

Description

Another gang of beetles, eight on this flower (another invasive dandelion or sow thistle?). Spring is in the air!

Photos / Sounds

What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

justin2

Date

March 27, 2015 05:19 AM PDT

Description

Beetle, the larger of two species (assumed) seen on the same dogwood flower.

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