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What

Western forest scorpion Uroctonus mordax

Observer

rjadams55

Date

September 23, 2013

Description

This adult female (clearly!) was collected from the leaf litter under a friends house in the hills above Boulder Creek in early September. The habitat is thick second growth redwood forest with scattered tan oaks. On September 23, she was found with around twenty freshly emerged babies clinging to her back. Scorpions give live birth and the female carries the babies with her until they molt and are better able to fend for themselves. She was then released back in the same area (a bit away from the house)

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Square

What

Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Observer

hfabian

Date

July 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Distant view. Male.

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

the past

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What

California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 18, 2010

Description

Five individuals were seen under a small pile of rotting logs. Identification based around overall coloration, foot size, and location.

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What

San Francisco Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. coerulea

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Cuckoo Wasps Family Chrysididae

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Or Flower Bee? (Thanks, Richard!)

Either way, I can also thank LeftCoastNaturalist for this one, since before reading his blog post about Cuckoo Wasps (http://leftcoastnatty.blogspot.com/2014/05/cuckoo-for-chrysidids.html) I'd never heard of them, and after reading they've been buzzing around insistently but pleasantly in the back of my mind. I might not have noticed this little one otherwise. Thanks, Trent, and great blog!

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What

Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Coast Dudleya Dudleya caespitosa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 19, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 19, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 19, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Coulter's matilija poppy Romneya coulteri

Observer

rappman

Date

June 9, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

modiola Modiola caroliniana

Observer

kwillott

Date

June 8, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

rappman

Date

May 13, 2015 03:39 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Purple Martin Progne subis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

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What

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 5, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus

Observer

jsifuenteswinter

Date

June 4, 2015 02:37 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

diffuse spineflower Chorizanthe diffusa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ben Lomond spineflower Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)