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What

Yellow Starthistle Centaurea solstitialis

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Yellow thistle? being pollinated by a Pipevine Swallowtail

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What

Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Pipevine Swallowtail on a yellow thistle(? - ID incoming, I saw a picture of this on iNat or CalFlora earlier today).

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What

Giant Blazingstar Mentzelia laevicaulis

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:12 AM PDT

Description

Flower observed in chaparral of the American River valley near Auburn. Pale yellow, five petals. Should have kept a shot of the whole plant.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:23 AM PDT

Description

Small white butterfly I followed around the river bank at Tamaroo Bar. The photos aren't very clear, but I'm pretty sure it's a Cabbage White.

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What

Western Gray Squirrel Sciurus griseus

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 10:58 AM PDT

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What

American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 12:14 PM PDT

Description

Fresh bear scat. Foot for scale.

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 10:31 AM PDT

Description

Mule deer buck

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Northwestern Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 12:32 PM PDT

Description

Baby lizard.

Northwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis)

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Water Striders Family Gerridae

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:51 AM PDT

Description

Water strider

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What

Flesh Flies Family Sarcophagidae

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:34 AM PDT

Description

Fly

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What

Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:24 AM PDT

Description

Butterfly

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 11:31 AM PDT

Description

Dragonfly

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What

Dancers Genus Argia

Observer

justin2

Date

August 18, 2012 10:46 AM PDT

Description

Damselfly on the rocky stream banks of the American River near Auburn. Habitat and appearance seem to make it most likely an Emma's dancer, or at least in genus Argia.

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