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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

james3

Date

April 9, 2014

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

james3

Date

April 9, 2014

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What

Propertius Duskywing Erynnis propertius

Observer

james3

Date

April 9, 2014

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Square

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

owenrtm77

Date

March 27, 2014 02:43 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Under small section of log. 51F-52F and cloudy.

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

owenrtm77

Date

March 27, 2014 02:54 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2 snakes under artificial cover. 51F-52F and cloudy.

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No photos or sounds

What

sun cup Taraxia ovata

Observer

dreierj

Date

March 23, 2010

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What

American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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What

Skilton's Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus ssp. skiltonianus

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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What

Sierran Treefrog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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What

small-flowered fiddleneck Amsinckia menziesii

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

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What

Western skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

broichan

Date

March 20, 2014 02:48 PM PDT

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What

Lupinus sp. Genus Lupinus

Observer

broichan

Date

March 20, 2014 02:42 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

broichan

Date

March 20, 2014 02:39 PM PDT

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Square

What

California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

broichan

Date

March 20, 2014 02:32 PM PDT

Description

Squirrels are now active. They just dived into their warrens.

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What

Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

james3

Date

March 19, 2014

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

james3

Date

March 13, 2014

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Square

What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

james3

Date

March 13, 2014

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What

Propertius Duskywing Erynnis propertius

Observer

james3

Date

March 13, 2014

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What

California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

james3

Date

March 13, 2014

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

broichan

Date

March 8, 2014

Description

found under a board near the Amos Cabin by the UCSC field class

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Square

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Genus Thamnophis

Observer

broichan

Date

March 13, 2014

Description

found at Cabin Pond by graduate student Ute Runkel

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What

Black Burying Beetle Nicrophorus nigrita

Observer

kueda

Date

March 12, 2014 11:06 AM PDT

Description

Found under a trash can. apparently the line in Evans & Hogue about this species being "entirely black" can be ignored. It certainly doesn't have the yellow hairs on the underside that N. guttula should have, and apparently that's the only other species with all-black elytra we would expect in CA. Excellent discussion at http://bugguide.net/node/view/148757/bgimage

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What

Sara Orangetip Anthocharis sara

Observer

kueda

Date

March 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

It wasn't until I recently saw a picture of a related species from France that I realized Sara Orangetips have AMAZING hindwings.

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Observer

kueda

Date

March 12, 2014 02:18 PM PDT

Description

Landed on me in the parking lot. Numerous valley oaks and coast live oaks nearby.

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Square

What

Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Observer

kueda

Date

March 12, 2014 01:40 PM PDT

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Square

What

Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps

Observer

kueda

Date

March 12, 2014 01:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

March 12, 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Description

There were a bunch of these flitting around a mostly dry stream bed running through oak woodland. Somewhat tentative ID given that MPG doesn't have a complete set of photos for this genus in CA, but it's a good match for pics from BG and PNW Moths, particularly given the light-bordered reniform spot:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/101591/bgimage
http://pnwmoths.biol.wwu.edu/browse/family-noctuidae/subfamily-amphipyrinae/tribe-stiriini/annaphila/annaphila-decia/