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Black-bellied Slender Salamander Batrachoseps nigriventris

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jeffchapman7967

Date

March 29, 2015 01:00 PM PDT

Description

Would like to know if garden or black-bellied?

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Spittle Bugs Family Cercopidae

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cedric_lee

Date

March 24, 2015

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sanpascual

Date

March 27, 2015 03:23 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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msyugovich

Date

March 26, 2015 11:11 PM PDT

Description

This big guy was spotted by 12th grader Liam Spires hiding underneath a computer desk. He was very lively and bit his captor! We released him into the neighborhood.

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pamknapp

Date

March 26, 2015

Description

Walked out the front door and found this lovely gent (or gal) outside. I have never seen one of these in the neighborhood before. Any ideas?

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

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mickeylong

Date

March 26, 2015

Description

Low weedy flat in alluvial scrub.

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mustard Genus Brassica

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cedric_lee

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Leaves were hairy and smooth.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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bkhodadadi

Date

March 26, 2015 08:19 AM PDT

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

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ladyg

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

1

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

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ladyg

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

2

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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ladyg

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

4

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Western Gray Squirrel Sciurus griseus

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suelafferty

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Single gray squirrel first observed below bird feeders feeding on sunflower seeds from bird feeders. Was chattered at by nearby fox squirrel at which time it scampered up the California pepper tree and over into the large Torrey pine on our property. The fox squirrel then moved under the bird feeders and the gray squirrel climbed high in the Torrey pine. It began breaking open pine cones for the seeds and dropping pine cones and branches on the ground. It has since moved on.

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Gold Dust Lichen Chrysothrix candelaris

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cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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mramoscorrea

Date

March 1, 2015 01:19 PM PST

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mramoscorrea

Date

March 16, 2015 03:55 PM PDT

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Goose Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

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mramoscorrea

Date

March 1, 2015 01:09 PM PST

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mramoscorrea

Date

March 1, 2015 01:06 PM PST

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mramoscorrea

Date

March 1, 2015 01:06 PM PST

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giant keyhole limpet Megathura crenulata

Observer

mramoscorrea

Date

March 1, 2015 01:20 PM PST

Description

Keyhole limpet
Found at cabrillo beach

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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mickeylong

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Appears to be two females, along trail south of 134 Fwy bridge.

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Umber Skipper Poanes melane

Observer

mickeylong

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Two chasing around and landing on ripgut grass (Bromus diandrus) in riparian woodland.

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Garden Slender Salamander Batrachoseps major

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

March 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"Notwithstanding her very moderate (O.K. nonexistent) affection for small cold-blooded things that crawl, my wife cleverly determined that what I had thought was half an earthworm was not, ergo this dandy photo of a salamander, plucked from very dry earth in our back yard.

"He (she?) is about 1.5" long and pretty hang-loose, except when a little water was added to the plastic cup where we put him for his close-up; that caused animated swimming or thrashing about. He seemed to be in good condition (the front arms are fine; that's just how he was posing for the photo). After photographing, I put him in the grass, where the moisture picture was more promising."

- Eric Younger

Observation and photo by Eric and Debi Younger, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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Genus Ero

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

Description

I think it's feeding on a head.

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False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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Creeping Lantana Lantana montevidensis

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cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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Mugwort Artemisia douglasiana

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cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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California sagebrush Artemisia californica

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cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

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cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015

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White Horehound Marrubium vulgare

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

March 23, 2015