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What

Saguaro Cactus Carnegiea gigantea

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 27, 2009

Description

Very fun to see these in person.

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

Just hanging out at the shore.

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What

slender or woolly firethorn Pyracantha angustifolia

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

I was amazed at the number of these berries. I did not notice birds eating them, so maybe they are poisonous?

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Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

I'm not sure what this is.

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What

Prickly Pears Genus Opuntia

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 27, 2009

Description

Spotted this at the beginning of the hike. I liked the reddish-purple color.

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What

Palo Verde Genus Parkinsonia

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 27, 2009

Description

This brush kinda looked like it was spray painted green.

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What

Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 27, 2009

Description

Being thorny may be a requirement to grow in the desert.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

Male and female swimming together.

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Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

These flowers were striking. Being late in the season, many were wilted. But I found a few healthy ones on this tree. Or was it a bush? I shall pay attention more in the future. :)

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

I waited for a while for it to pass instead of approaching it.

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 29, 2009

Description

Sunset approaching, and was happy to get this shot on the way back to the car.

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 29, 2009

Description

My pictures did not turn out well, but I did capture it a split second after it grabbed a fish!

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What

Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

Tenth time was the charm, as I was finally able to photograph one of these without it flying away.

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What

Roses Genus Rosa

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

Saw this flower while walking around the farm.

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What

Apples Genus Malus

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

One of many apple trees on the farm. The apples were small and tasted and had the texture of Fuji apples.

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Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

Reminded me of Valentine's Day candy.

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What

Walnuts Genus Juglans

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

Lots of walnut trees on this farm. I put two walnuts in on hand, squeezed them together, and cracked the shell, and ate the walnuts. :)

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Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

Rub it between two fingers, and it smells like lemon. It made me think of Thai food.

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What

Citrus Genus Citrus

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

This was either a lemon tree, or a tangerine tree.

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What

Urial Ovis orientalis

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 29, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I parked right next to this sheep. A flock of them were brought it to clear the weeds, I guess.

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What

Domestic Dog Canis familiaris

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

The neighbor's dog. It sat next to the road waiting for cars to chase and bark at.

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What

Deathcap Amanita phalloides

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 22, 2009

Description

This pair was growing in the middle of the trail. These are the only mushrooms I saw today, although I didn't venture off the trail.

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What

Smooth hawksbeard Crepis capillaris

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

I saw a few of these scattered around during my hike.

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What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 27, 2009

Description

Lots of these around. I took a picture of one of the smaller ones.

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What

Nootka cypress Cupressus nootkatensis

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

Due to the lack of color, I did not notice these at first. Then I saw the clusters all over the tree.

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What

goats Genus Capra

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

These goats were kept in the neighbor's back yard.

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

Rather large rabbit. Appears larger than an average house cat.

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What

Beet Beta vulgaris

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

I've purchased this stuff at the store before. It was growing in the front yard of the farm.

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What

Beet Beta vulgaris

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 14, 2009

Description

Growing in the front yard of the farm. I don't like the texture of this kind of green when I eat it. It looks cool though.

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What

American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

triplep220

Date

November 21, 2009

Description

These ducks were not startled when I approached.

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