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What

Scirpus californicus Schoenoplectus californicus

Observer

kueda

Date

March 20, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Growing in our office. Maybe this doesn't count since it's captive...

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

kueda

Date

March 21, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

This flock of waxwings has been hanging around Mulford for the past week or so, squealing away the afternoons.

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Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasps Genus Ophion

Observer

kueda

Date

March 17, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

I found this wasp near a light on my house. The light was surrounded by araneid orb weavers (probably Araneus). Once the wasp got somewhat stuck, and the spider shot out to nab it, but being rather large and heavy, the wasp fell out of the web in the nick of time. This guy was pretty chunky, maybe 2-3 cm from head to the end of the abdomen.

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California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

kueda

Date

January 27, 2008 12:00 PM PST

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California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

kueda

Date

January 12, 2008 12:00 PM PST

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Observer

kueda

Date

March 24, 2008

Description

I need to figure out how to distinguish the White-tailed Kite from the lighter male Northern Harriers. This one had tapered wings and seemed slim overall, so I figured it was a kite, but another guy out there seemed to think it was a Harrier.

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Grey House Spider Badumna longinqua

Observer

kueda

Date

March 25, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Possible in the family Desidae, but I'm not sure. Plenty of these in the amaryllis (?) in the median outside of Cheeseboard. Somewhat tangled, ladder-like webs, with retreats. I collected it for my spider biology class.

Update: Turns out it was a desid, and there's only one in the area. Noice! Also, I think there's a spelling error in my spider manual...

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hillside gooseberry Ribes californicum

Observer

kueda

Date

March 11, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

kueda

Date

March 24, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Not sure what species this is, but it had these really cool projections from the flowers.

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Ridgway's Rail Rallus obsoletus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 12, 2005 12:00 PM PST

Description

Such cool birds.

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Observer

kueda

Date

March 27, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Super cool little spider that uses tiny hairs to attach sand to itself for camouflage. Also, not being able to add inverts is really beginning to bug me (ahyur). I need to fix that...

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Zebra-tailed Lizard Callisaurus draconoides

Observer

kueda

Date

March 28, 2008

Description

Zebra-tailed Lizards are so awesome. Long toes, crazy tails, insanely fast.

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Observer

kueda

Date

March 29, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

One of the few spiders I collected (on BLM land, where it's legal). I just got it under the scope today which helped me make the ID. I'm not sure I could have done it in the field, though the curved tibiae are pretty distinctive.

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What

Zebra-tailed Lizard Callisaurus draconoides

Observer

kueda

Date

March 29, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Radical eyelids! Many thanks to n8 for letting me borrow his 200 mm lens.

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Orange-face Cuthona Cuthona lagunae

Observer

kueda

Date

June 15, 2007 12:00 PM PDT

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domestic dog Canis familiaris

Observer

kueda

Date

April 2, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Io is one of the best dogs ever.

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Observer

kueda

Date

November 10, 2007 12:00 PM PST

Description

Thanks to April for the ID, though apparently "bloxamii" is a misspelling of "bloxami." I wonder how we'll resolve this...

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Observer

kueda

Date

July 2, 2007

Description

I found this tidepooling with John a while ago, and never got around to identifying it. I'd say the central disc was no more than a cm in diameter, and I'm pretty sure I found it digging through the algae.

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What

Manzanitas Genus Arctostaphylos

Observer

kueda

Date

February 9, 2008 12:00 PM PST

Description

Some kind of manzanita, to be sure, but which one? This little cluster was about 3-4 cm across, observed in coastal scrub.

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Atlantic Sand Crab Emerita talpoida

Observer

kueda

Date

December 25, 2007 12:00 PM EST

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 5, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

After seeing Raphael's photo of the same, I'd been really hoping to finally see one and lo, they were practically falling out of the Ceanothus (well, they were literally falling, after we beat the Ceanothus with sticks).

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 4, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Yet another parasitic wasp, I'm guessing in the same genus as the one I found near my house (maybe Ichneumon?).

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Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 11, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

kueda

Date

April 11, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

April 4, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

This is a totally awesome beetle that one of the professor's found on our spider collecting field trip. This is either a larva or an adult female (which are neotenic). They specialize in eating millipedes, and since someone also found one of those (they were all over the place), we decided to feed it.

The genus is Zarhipis, I think, but apparently Catalogue of Life doesn't know it. Need to build the uBio fallback...

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Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) Haemorhous purpureus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 15, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

kueda

Date

April 15, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

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Monterey Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. eschscholtzii

Observer

kueda

Date

April 5, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Gotta love the pupils! This might actually have been my first time seeing this subspecies.

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clustered broomrape Orobanche fasciculata

Observer

kueda

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

This might have been my first time seeing something in the Orobanchaceae ... or at least my first time recognizing it as such! Most of the them are parasites that don't photosynthesize, and I'm pretty sure this was one of them. Pretty rad little plant. Now I just need to figure out if it was O. fasciculata or O. californica...

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purple Chinese houses Collinsia heterophylla

Observer

kueda

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Second time seeing (and remembering!) this flower. Blooming in abundance at the lower elevations.

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