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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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rappman

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August 29, 2015 01:38 PM PDT

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California Banana Slug Ariolimax californicus

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rappman

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August 29, 2015 02:13 PM PDT

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California Ringlet Coenonympha tullia ssp. california

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rappman

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August 29, 2015 01:58 PM PDT

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Fancy Frost Lichen Physconia americana

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robberfly

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August 29, 2015 10:32 AM PDT

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August 29, 2015 10:33 AM PDT

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True Mosses Class Bryopsida

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robberfly

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August 29, 2015 10:31 AM PDT

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Rim Lichens Genus Lecanora

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robberfly

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August 29, 2015 10:31 AM PDT

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Tube Lichens Genus Hypogymnia

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robberfly

Date

August 29, 2015 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Mottled Tube Lichen?

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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robberfly

Date

August 29, 2015 01:37 PM PDT

Description

Lead a walk for 30 docents for Mid-Peninsula Open Space. Heavy, drizzly cloud coverage kept the walk to a whopping 2 species. But it Lit Up the lichens...

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vinegar weed Trichostema lanceolatum

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icosahedron

Date

August 25, 2015 12:23 PM PDT

Description

One of the drought survivors.

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Golden Hairstreak Habrodais grunus

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icosahedron

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August 25, 2015 12:21 PM PDT

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California Rose-Winged Grasshopper Dissosteira pictipennis

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icosahedron

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August 25, 2015 12:12 PM PDT

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Southern California Walnut Juglans californica

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2015 07:06 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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An old orchard tree from long ago, overtaken by its black walnut rootstock a while back. The drought has killed the English Walnut tops of several other trees that used to be quite large, so soon there will be more native black walnut-topped trees.

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Longjawed Orbweavers Genus Tetragnatha

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 26, 2015 05:12 PM PDT

Description

On cattail.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

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anudibranchmom

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August 26, 2015 05:05 PM PDT

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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anudibranchmom

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August 26, 2015 04:52 PM PDT

Description

Body about 1" long.

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

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anudibranchmom

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August 26, 2015 05:09 PM PDT

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 26, 2015 05:08 PM PDT

Description

Can't figure this guy out. About 1" long, in cattail shallows. Maybe recently left water? No obvious tympanum.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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avocat

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August 23, 2015

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August 23, 2015

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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avocat

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August 23, 2015

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Oaks Genus Quercus

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Yellow Starthistle Centaurea solstitialis

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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vinegar weed Trichostema lanceolatum

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Oats Genus Avena

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avocat

Date

August 23, 2015

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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avocat

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August 23, 2015