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rjadams55

Date

October 29, 2011

Description

These burrows belong to the California Turret Spider (Antrodiaetus riversi, family Antrodiaetidae). This is part of an ancient group of spiders in the same suborder as the tarantulas and trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae). Based on research by Starrett and Hedin (2007) these individuals are part of the Monterey clade, a geographically and genetically isolated population of these fascinating spiders.

They are nocturnal hunters, waiting at night at the entrance of their turrets. When an insect walks across one of pine needles or other debris woven into their turret, it acts as a trigger, signaling to the spider the prey's location and size.

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

dwest

Date

July 2, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Red bill pretty distinctive.

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currant Genus Ribes

Observer

matty

Date

July 4, 2015 11:58 AM PDT

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What

Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa

Observer

matty

Date

July 4, 2015 02:31 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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snowberries Genus Symphoricarpos

Observer

matty

Date

July 4, 2015 12:20 PM PDT

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pliffgrieff

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

dmontijo

Date

September 28, 2014 10:26 AM PDT

Description

"Stem" part was about 5 feet long. The round part shown here was about 6" in diameter.

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

June 26, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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anudibranchmom

Date

June 26, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female - nose injury probably from mating.

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

matty

Date

June 25, 2015 01:26 PM PDT

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Observer

matty

Date

June 25, 2015 12:58 PM PDT

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What

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

matty

Date

June 25, 2015 01:40 PM PDT

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

matty

Date

June 25, 2015 01:02 PM PDT

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cptibbs

Date

June 25, 2015 11:53 AM PDT

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What

seaside alumroot Heuchera pilosissima

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 6, 2015 01:48 PM PDT

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 21, 2014
Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

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greenbeansprout

Date

June 18, 2015 07:14 PM PDT
Mollusks

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What

Mollusks Phylum Mollusca

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greenbeansprout

Date

June 18, 2015 07:19 PM PDT

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What

Crab

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greenbeansprout

Date

June 18, 2015 07:21 PM PDT

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What

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Observer

matty

Date

June 18, 2015 05:35 PM PDT

Description

Adult female perhaps?

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What

Legumes Family Fabaceae

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 20, 2012 03:26 AM PST

Description

Vetch, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 04:03 PM PDT

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What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

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What

Margined White Pieris marginalis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 01:58 PM PDT

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What

Pale Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 16, 2015 04:02 PM PDT

Description

Not much to show for the effort; but fun trying to photograph these at the top of the Garapata loop...

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Yellow-marked Buprestids Genus Acmaeodera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 16, 2015 01:49 PM PDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 04:39 PM PDT

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What

Large Marble Euchloe ausonides

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 03:25 PM PDT

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 03:50 PM PDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 15, 2015 04:59 PM PDT