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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 09:03 AM MDT

Description

Four individuals seen. Besides the two ewes and the lamb in the photo, there was a full-curl ram.

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 09:13 AM MDT

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 10:36 AM MDT

Description

molting

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yellow-backed spiny lizard Sceloporus uniformis

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 09:12 AM MDT

Description

This individual looked more like a desert spiny lizard, S. magister, to me, but I'm only just learning my California herps. I'm calling it S. uniformis due to range. I gather that Joshua Tree National Park may be a transition zone between the two species...? Can anyone give me more info? Thanks!

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flame skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 09:12 AM MDT

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Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 09:12 AM MDT

Description

loose flock with a minimum of six individuals

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great basin whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. tigris

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 10:07 AM MDT

Description

this individual had a nub where it had lost part of its tail

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great basin collared lizard Crotaphytus bicinctores

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 10:07 AM MDT

Description

NPS photo by Cathy Bell

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Common Chuckwalla Sauromalus ater

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 10:03 AM MDT

Description

Big male sunning on a rock. My first ever sighting of this species. Exciting!

NPS photo by Cathy Bell

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

vamstad

Date

the past

Description

Crawling along fence in yard

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Queen Butterfly Danaus gilippus

Observer

vamstad

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

Queen butterflies mating.

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Red-spotted Toad Anaxyrus punctatus

Observer

saraeverett

Date

July 6, 2014

Description

The toads were located in a stagnant pool in Rattlesnake Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park. The pool was 4'x2' and about a foot deep. Six pairs of mating toads, one deceased toad, 3 singles, and dozens of tadpoles (many with legs) were in the pool.

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Desert Trumpet Eriogonum inflatum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 27, 2014

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Desert Iguana Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Observer

saraeverett

Date

June 13, 2014

Description

Seeking shade in the shadow of a vehicle.

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smoke tree Psorothamnus spinosus

Observer

cathybell

Date

June 18, 2014 11:37 AM PDT

Description

Cultivated. At Oasis Visitor Center. Blooming and busy with insects.

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Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

Observer

mjryan

Date

May 15, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The tortoise was walking at 940hrs on a gentle slope near a wash.

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California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

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icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 10:47 AM PDT

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Western Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

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Desert Iguana Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 10:12 AM PDT

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Common Chuckwalla Sauromalus ater

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 09:55 AM PDT

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Common Chuckwalla Sauromalus ater

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

Description

Climbing rather energetically through a rather thorny shrub eating berries; then perching for a portrait.

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Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 12:14 AM PDT

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icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 12:12 AM PDT

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Opuntia polycantha Opuntia polyacantha

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 4, 2014 10:57 AM PDT

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Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus

Observer

saraeverett

Date

May 4, 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Description

This great purple hairstreak was perched on an arrowweed bush near mesquite trees and mistletoe colonies along the Oasis of Mara Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Rattlesnake Weed Chamaesyce albomarginata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 27, 2014

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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 27, 2014

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 27, 2014

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Silver Cholla Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 27, 2014