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Chia Salvia columbariae

Observer

robertj

Date

April 5, 2015 04:27 PM PDT

Description

Highland hiking north.

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

mstepek

Date

April 11, 2015 11:38 AM PDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

March 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"This is the gecko I was telling you about on my brother's porch. There are at least 2 living there. I first saw geckos on his porch many years ago, like 10 or 15 at least, so they've been successful there for a long time. When I first saw them I couldn't believe how pink they were. This gecko is more tan, so either my memory is faulty or they've changed over time.

"They live near the foothills, the last bit of flat land before you head up to Big Bear, Crestline, etc. This was taken a couple of days ago, the weather has been pretty mild out there."

- Peggy Wu

Observation and photo by Peggy Wu.

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Lizard

Observer

cesar7

Date

the past

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cucamonga manroot Marah macrocarpa

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 8, 2015 01:36 PM PDT

Description

"It appears to be an ivy (vine and leaf), but then has this huge seed pod." Photo by Brenda Laird

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

Observer

fundad

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Observed chasing a female that was unreceptive. Someone forget to tell her it was Valentines day.

Habitat Photo included.

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hoboannie

Date

August 25, 2011

Description

Also known as the Band-eyed Drone Fly (for obvious reasons!) these flies are amazing mimics of bees! If not for the wild and crazy eyes, I'd have definitely had to look twice. These hoverflies are harmless and both they and their larvae are very beneficial for my garden ecosystem.

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Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

Observer

hoboannie

Date

August 21, 2010

Description

I call the photo of this strange and mysterious insect: "Alien Life Form on the Planet Phalange".
In all seriousness, I am excited to have a forum where it can be identified at last! I am at a loss...and it is so very interesting, isn't it?

UPDATE!!!!
Thanks to "loarie" this little alien critter has been identified as a Katydid nymph! Brilliant!

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

hoboannie

Date

January 25, 2015

Description

Western Scrub-Jay, one of a "scold" that frequents our backyard garden hoping for a handout. An interesting (if horrifying) bit of trivia: last season the local jays were quite adept at raiding the nests of other birds in the area. I startled one jay into flight from a nearby tree limb and was rewarded with a half-eaten chick, which landed at my bare feet. Nature. It's wild. And sometimes icky.

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Brown Widow Latrodectus geometricus

Observer

hoboannie

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

An increasing number of these spiders in our garden area, found especially under the eaves of outbuildings and under most of the lawn furniture! The orange hourglass is pretty spectacular, and the geometric patterns make this a lovely arachnid. Their egg cases are unmistakable...tan, round, and very spiky.

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

Observer

hoboannie

Date

May 16, 2012

Description

Female black widow spider with egg sac located between railroad ties bordering a vegetable garden.

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Southern California Legless Lizard Anniella stebbensi

Observer

hoboannie

Date

May 12, 2012 10:28 AM PDT

Description

Have come across a number of these in our yard, generally when raking old leaves from the soft sandy soil up against chain link fencing.

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:23 AM PST

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:22 AM PST

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:22 AM PST

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:18 AM PST

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:21 AM PST

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:18 AM PST

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Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

alasdairdubh

Date

January 2, 2015 06:19 AM PST

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

July 23, 2014 07:05 AM PDT

Description

Raven or crow? I use the shape of the tail when viewed from underneath, but I can't do that from this side view.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

July 23, 2014 07:07 AM PDT

Description

Drive by bird watching.

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Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

caroline08

Date

November 27, 2014

Place

Home (Google, OSM)

Description

Climbing the side of houses

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What

Palo Verde Cercidium microphyllum

Observer

ehumildad

Date

May 7, 2014

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Red Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos rufus

Observer

ehumildad

Date

May 7, 2014

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santa ana river woollystar Eriastrum densifolium ssp. sanctorum

Observer

naturespotter

Date

June 25, 2014 10:59 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Blooming plants in rocky, disturbed soil. Photo by Steve Mains. Identification confirmed by UC Riverside botanists Arlee Montalvo and Andrew Sanders.

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

ehumildad

Date

May 4, 2014 02:21 PM PDT

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 25, 2014

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Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 25, 2014

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Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I don't think I've ever noticed how utterly satanic these birds look in their mating plumage.

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Redhead Aythya americana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 25, 2014

Place

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