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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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Date

June 27, 2015

Description

Young alligator lizard in a Australian Tree Fern (please note, this was not posed I just spotted it while looking around the garden.)

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California Sister Adelpha californica

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Date

July 9, 2013

Description

Butterfly near a creek that runs through some redwoods in La Honda, CA.

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White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

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Date

March 25, 2014

Description

Moth in a doorway in the afternoon.

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Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

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Date

May 1, 2015

Description

Butterfly seen in backyard peacefully sunning.

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Leaf-footed Bugs Family Coreidae

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Date

May 21, 2015

Description

Saw this interesting patterned insect on a glass table in our backyard.

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Mushroom

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Date

December 4, 2012

Description

Mushrooms on a tree stump.

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Mushroom

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Date

December 4, 2012

Description

Mushrooms on an old stump.

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January 29, 2013

Description

Old bobcat gathering some sun rays in the winter afternoon.

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May 19, 2013

Description

A large specimen of this shelf fungus. I see these often on Bay Laurel trees throughout coastal San Mateo county trails.

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May 25, 2013

Description

Another interesting flying creature out in the spring garden...

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Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

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Date

March 29, 2012

Description

A resting ant on a comfortable flower..... Well, I thought it was an ant... I guess it is actually a tiny sweat bee!

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Caddisflies Order Trichoptera

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Date

January 27, 2012

Description

An interesting bug which when on the wooden door was nearly undetectable.

Haven't seen these around here before, but then again maybe I see them all the time and never detect them!

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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smallhands

Date

January 31, 2012

Description

Newt on an afternoon stroll... caught my attention.

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Cross Orbweaver Araneus diadematus

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Date

December 13, 2011

Description

Large orange spider with a pronounced white stripe sitting on an ivy leaf.

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Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

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August 22, 2011

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Hawk/Sphinx, Silk , Emperor and allied Moths Superfamily Bombycoidea

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Date

September 23, 2011

Description

Rather chubby caterpillar with a pale blue tail horn.

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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Date

August 17, 2011

Description

One of the many interesting spiders of the area.

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Sierran Treefrog Pseudacris sierra

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Date

July 25, 2011

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Pacific tree frog in a stump.

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Flies Order Diptera

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Date

June 27, 2011

Description

Insect not moving quickly on an early, foggy morning...

(Please excuse the blurry quality of the picture neither my eyes nor the camera were ready to focus....)

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Western Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. mormon

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Date

June 25, 2011

Description

Young snake watching me work or perhaps blissfully ignorant of my presence.

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dragon arum Dracunculus vulgaris

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Date

June 25, 2011

Description

Curious and striking plants thriving under a canopy of asian elms.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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Date

June 11, 2011

Description

Another alligator lizard trying to look tough to a local cat. Cat was prevented from demonstrating the effective hunting techniques of a feline.

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white globe lily Calochortus albus

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Date

June 18, 2011

Description

Flowers seen along the trail. Not a great shot, too breezy, but the flowers had a lantern like structure with leaves that look similar to Trifolium angustifolium.

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American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis

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Date

June 18, 2011

Description

Butterfly gathering the last of the days warming rays.

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Date

June 18, 2011

Description

Fungal growth on a fallen bay tree.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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Date

June 7, 2011

Description

Starkly white against the rusty steel hull.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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Date

June 7, 2011

Description

One of a number of different types of moth that covered an old truck in the woods.

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Date

June 3, 2011

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Andrew's clintonia Clintonia andrewsiana

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Date

June 3, 2011

Description

Blooming Andrew's clintonia lighting a redwoods creek trail.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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Date

June 1, 2011

Description

Juvenile alligator lizard.

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