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Robberfly

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hfabian

Date

August 11, 2014

Description

Feeding on bee or wasp

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kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 11:41 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Several dozen seen in sandy area near coast . Flower heads too dense to be A.nuttallii .

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kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 12:36 PM PDT

Description

This is the common goldenrod on coastal bluffs in much of the SF Bay area . Eriogonum latifolium in the foreground . Coyote Brush in the background .

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kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 01:07 PM PDT

Description

Possibly planted .

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moon jelly Aurelia aurita

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 11:17 AM PDT

Description

A dozen found at the high tide line north of Pescadero Creek .

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West Coast Canada Goldenrod Solidago elongata

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 12:23 PM PDT

Description

Found in coastal bluff .

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coast piperia Piperia elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 12:29 PM PDT

Description

I previously posted this colony back in July .

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Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Feeding on bee or wasp.

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Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Small flock picking at shore rocks and on beach.

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Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Stranded on beach.

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Sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Feeding in sand near shore and racing back and forth avoiding the waves.

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On beach and hunting near shore.

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Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

On beach.

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Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 11, 2014

Description

With Pelagic Cormorants on the right side of the rock in the photo.

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Baccharis douglasii Baccharis glutinosa

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kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Description

On edge of bluff slope . Male and female are on separate plants . I could not reach the rest of the plants .

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Flock of around one dozen birds.

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Western Vervain Verbena lasiostachys

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icosahedron

Date

August 12, 2014 04:26 PM PDT

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icosahedron

Date

August 12, 2014 04:34 PM PDT

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By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

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kschnei

Date

August 13, 2014 11:02 AM PDT

Description

By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella), Bean Hollow State Beach, San Mateo County, California - 13 August 2014. Hundreds of these organisms had washed up on the beach here.

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San Francisco Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia

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sullivanribbit

Date

May 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

May 2, 2014

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Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

May 2, 2014

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

mcduck

Date

February 18, 2008

Description

28mm total length

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

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mcduck

Date

February 18, 2008

Description

39mm total length

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

mcduck

Date

October 26, 2007

Description

55mm total length.

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Three-lined Aeolid Flabellina trilineata

Observer

mcduck

Date

May 10, 2008

Description

24mm total length.

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mcduck

Date

February 8, 2008

Description

16mm total length.

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Indian Paintbrushes Genus Castilleja

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sarahsnail

Date

July 14, 2014 02:49 PM PDT

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beach wormwood Artemisia pycnocephala

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sarahsnail

Date

July 14, 2014 02:48 PM PDT

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beach knotweed Polygonum paronychia

Observer

sarahsnail

Date

July 14, 2014 02:47 PM PDT