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cabethany

Date

April 24, 2015 12:10 PM PDT

Description

Solstice Canyon Rising Sun Trail

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san diego gopher snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

A adult gopher snake that we had found out in the open during a very cool and slightly damp afternoon, along the hillside. The specimen was a male, with slightly pink ventral scales over most of his belly, and had a peculiar wound shortly past his vent.

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southern pacific rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

An adult Crotalus helleri that we found in a small, rocky creekbed on a cool and slightly damp afternoon. The specimen was an adult female, measuring approximately 70 cm in length. She was carefully and successfully tubed by Greg Pauly for further examination, before being released and slithering into a small burrow under some nearby rocks.

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

One of several small spiders, perched in their funnel-like webs over the entrances of small burrows on the ground.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

A large, mature female Southern Alligator Lizard that was caught among the grass near a Live Oak tree, during a cool and slightly damp day. Notable pathologies include a tick on the right side of her neck, and the last third of her tail is a regenerated tail.

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Scorpions Order Scorpiones

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

During the herp finding hikes, we turned over several small boulders and had many encounters with small scorpions, ranging from 1 cm long juveniles (the specimen posed on the ground) to ~3 cm long adults (the two specimens in the hat).

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

The only live specimen of an Uta that we found during what turned out to be a very cool and slightly damp day. It was spotted near the entrance of a ground squirrel burrow, but darted into the surrounding grasses and evaded capture.

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southern pacific rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

A 1 to 2 year old juvenile Crotalus helleri that we discovered under a small strip of bark near the town. It was carefully successuly tubed by Greg Pauly, who can also provide a scale reference of this specimen.

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

A cold centipede that we discovered under a small boulder, while searching for any herps that we could hope to find during a very cool and slightly moist day.

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western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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j_mcgowan

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

A gravid female Western Fence Lizard that had been discovered under a rock, on what turned out to be a very cool and slightly moist day.

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

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nhmordenana

Date

April 25, 2015 01:29 PM PDT

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Laurel Sumac Malosma laurina

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nhmordenana

Date

April 25, 2015 01:39 PM PDT

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Mustards Family Brassicaceae

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nhmordenana

Date

April 25, 2015 01:33 PM PDT

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Chaparral Yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei

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nhmordenana

Date

April 25, 2015 01:29 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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nhmordenana

Date

April 25, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

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nhmordenana

Date

April 25, 2015 01:35 PM PDT

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tikitom

Date

April 24, 2015

Description

Hooded Oriole family: male, female and chicks in nest

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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rjdaniel

Date

April 18, 2015 02:14 PM PDT

Description

Sunny day, 78 degrees

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

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rjdaniel

Date

April 18, 2015 03:16 PM PDT

Description

Sunny day, 78 degrees

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california striped racer Coluber lateralis ssp. lateralis

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eclong

Date

April 16, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

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Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

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gwennoda

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

a little washed ashore, but it looked fresh. there were some small paddies floating in the surf.

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Clover Genus Trifolium

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:41 PM PDT

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Blow Wives Achyrachaena mollis

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:41 PM PDT

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:43 PM PDT

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Caterpillar Phacelia Phacelia cicutaria

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:43 PM PDT

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snakeroot Sanicula crassicaulis

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:44 PM PDT

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:44 PM PDT

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:45 PM PDT

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California Sister Adelpha californica

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:46 PM PDT

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

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bbunny

Date

April 14, 2015 02:54 PM PDT