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western red-tailed skink Plestiodon gilberti ssp. rubricaudatus

Observer

johnmartin

Date

July 31, 2014 06:06 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile skink with red tail, dark lateral stripe essentially stops at hindlimbs, rather than continuing down side of tail.

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vermilion flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus

Observer

johnmartin

Date

June 9, 2014

Description

Adult male. Frequented the fences where open complex of ranch buildings abuts a sycamore-dominated riparian strip and an extensive pasture.

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snake cholla Cylindropuntia californica var. californica

Observer

johnmartin

Date

January 13, 2010 11:29 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There were approximately 50 individuals in about 1 ha of sandy alluvium along Steele Canyon Creek. This individual was a contender for the largest.

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Observer

johnmartin

Date

June 7, 2014 08:37 AM PDT

Place

Lyons Peak (Google, OSM)

Description

Approximately 50 individuals along a long-abandoned road, in tall, old, southern mixed chaparral.

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Observer

johnmartin

Date

March 20, 2014 09:21 AM PDT

Description

Common along historic road cut (now a hiking trail).

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johnmartin

Date

March 20, 2014 09:23 AM PDT

Description

Common in coastal sage scrub at this location.

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Observer

johnmartin

Date

March 20, 2014 09:20 AM PDT

Description

Common in coastal sage scrub at this location.

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Observer

johnmartin

Date

March 20, 2014 09:36 AM PDT

Description

There are a few individuals of this species in the rather high-gradient ephemeral drainage at this location.

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long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata

Observer

johnmartin

Date

April 12, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Description

This juvenile long-tailed weasel was in long grass that I was cutting with a scythe. It was cornered by the dog, captured, and released uninjured.

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palmer's grapplinghook Harpagonella palmeri

Observer

johnmartin

Date

May 7, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Often found in association with San Diego thornmint. Note small non-flowering San Diego thornmint on right.

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dehesa nolina Nolina interrata

Observer

johnmartin

Date

May 7, 2014 09:44 AM PDT

Place

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Description

Many individuals of this species are known to occur here. Note damage to these plants, caused by mountain bikes.

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tecate cypress Cupressus forbesii

Observer

johnmartin

Date

May 5, 2014 09:10 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I believe this is the lowest specimen of Tecate cypress in this canyon.

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Monterey Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. eschscholtzii

Observer

johnmartin

Date

April 21, 2013

Description

Under a large piece of plywood in coast live oak riparian woodland.

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

johnmartin

Date

April 28, 2014

Description

Large spider, length of cephalothorax + abdomen approx. 30 mm. Runs fast.

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Observer

johnmartin

Date

May 7, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

136 plants, in a clay soil grassland on the west side of McGinty Mountain. In previous years, with better rainfall, I've estimated several thousand individuals here.

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California poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

ediexplorers

Date

April 7, 2014 02:26 PM PDT

Description

The California poppy is a small but noticeable flower with five soft vivid colored petals.

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San Diego Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

May 15, 2014 08:59 PM PDT

Description

Went skating then road cruising with Falco. Temps dropped quickly despite 100+ daytime temp so didn't see anything right away. Then found a DOR gopher snake and took a des vouchers. Was really flattened so probably got hit in the morning and hit multiple times after that.

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Douglas' Nightshade Solanum douglasii

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

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Rough Hedgenettle Stachys rigida var. rigida

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 06:06 PM PDT

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Yellow-stem Bush Mallow Malacothamnus densiflorus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 05:56 PM PDT

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Chaparral Beardtongue Keckiella antirrhinoides

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 05:59 PM PDT

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Laurel Sumac Malosma laurina

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 06:03 PM PDT

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Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 12:47 PM PDT

Description

Parents were not happy I was near this fledgling, but it curiously sought me out.

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Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 01:56 PM PDT

Place

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Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 02:36 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 02:40 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 02:39 PM PDT

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Belding’s Orange-throated Whiptail Aspidoscelis hyperythra ssp. beldingi

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 01:04 PM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 01:16 PM PDT

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White Checkered-skipper Pyrgus albescens

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 27, 2014 12:28 PM PDT