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What

Walking Sticks Family Phasmatidae

Observer

aaronjclegg

Date

June 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This little insect was walking on the outside of my garage, the lowest few inches of the exterior wall, on the West side of Santa Cruz. My friend and I picked it up and checked it out. I'm not sure what kind of walking stick it is (Indian?), and it's the only time I've seen one in the wild. How exciting! I didn't know until just now that they are ecological pests in their non-native habitats. (This makes perfect sense to me.)

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What

Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Merlin Falco columbarius

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Pine Siskin Spinus pinus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

tommyphammy

Date

December 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

February 16, 1988

Description

Photo scanned from 35mm slide.

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Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

December 2, 2009

Description

Found in rocky intertidal. 8mm length. Found by Brenna Green.

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What

Purple Olive Snail Olivella biplicata

Observer

mcduck

Date

December 2, 2009

Description

Found in sandy intertidal.

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What

Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Witch's Hat Hygrocybe conica

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 2, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Coccora Amanita calyptroderma

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 2, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow Rock Crab Metacarcinus anthonyi

Observer

mcduck

Date

the past

Description

Taken in otter trawl in Monterey Bay, CA, in Jun 1982. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Always strange for me to see this north of Monterrey Bay, but Donna said she's seen them in abundance sometimes off Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay. Many years ago I saw one off Land's End in SF County - a place they were hunted 100 years ago into extirpation.

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What

Santa Cruz Garter Snake Thamnophis atratus ssp. atratus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 18, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 13, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)