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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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hfabian

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

melanistic or partial melanistic form.

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 10, 2014 11:01 AM PDT

Description

A couple of them fiddling with my veggies. One seemed to be going for immature Jerusalem Artichoke seeds, but I also saw them rip little bits off of petals and leaves.

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Oregon Junco Junco hyemalis

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sea-kangaroo

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September 9, 2014 11:14 AM PDT

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Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 27, 2013

Description

Variety "Colored Willow Leaf." There are a few "willow leaf" types of Limas, named for their unusual narrow leaves. This variety is a mix of about six colors/patterns. Smaller seeds but prolific, attractive to hummingbirds, and really very tasty. Converted a couple of Lima-haters.

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Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 7, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

Description

Mature seeds of "Hereboontjie," harvested yesterday. Heirloom from 1880 in South Africa: http://www.selfsustainable.co.za/the-hereboontjie-a-true-south-african-heirloom/

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 7, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

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Grasshoppers Suborder Caelifera

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sea-kangaroo

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September 7, 2014 01:20 PM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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sea-kangaroo

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September 7, 2014 01:20 PM PDT

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 7, 2014 01:20 PM PDT

Description

Piles of little flies in a zucchini blossom. They were a bit skittish and tiny for photos. Looks like they have yellow pollen on their faces, though. (and wow, the inside of zucchini flowers are super hairy!)

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Mexican Sour Gherkin Melothria scabra

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 7, 2014 01:17 PM PDT

Description

One of the tiny mature fruits. Also called "mouse melon" since they're like dollhouse-sized watermelons.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 7, 2014 01:19 PM PDT

Description

An unusual species of hot pepper.

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sea-kangaroo

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September 7, 2014 01:11 PM PDT

Description

Little webworm folded up in an amaranth leaf. Its camouflage doesn't work nearly as well on red plants.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 7, 2014 01:17 PM PDT

Description

DOA

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 6, 2014 11:17 PM PDT

Description

I always have problems with these annoying little green caterpillars making a hole in my garbanzo beans and eating the young seeds away, leaving nothing but frass inside. This year I put them in a terrarium to see what they turned into. Beautiful little green moths, apparently! When it was alive, this one's eyes glowed huge and orange under my flashlight beam/camera flash. Sat perched in a triangle shape.

Caterpillar photos here:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/728264

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 6, 2014 11:20 PM PDT

Description

Found dead on the ground a week ago. Crazy big furry forelimbs. Some kind of carder bee? Yeti Crab hybrid?

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 6, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

Description

Eating my flowers!

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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sea-kangaroo

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September 4, 2014 12:40 PM PDT

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kathymich

Date

August 8, 2014 07:55 PM PDT

Description

Purple flower with orange, little fruits on it
Viney like and growing on a fence

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Click Beetles Family Elateridae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 3, 2014 12:04 AM PDT

Description

Leapt/snapped way up in the air with an audible click when I pestered it.

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 5, 2014 04:20 PM PDT

Description

Very worn.

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 5, 2014 03:32 PM PDT

Description

A bunch of them going nuts over a little lantana bush.

Pair in first photo were I assume about to mate? The male was tentatively approaching and re-approaching the female, who was staying put and vibrating her wings weirdly.

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Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 4, 2014 06:39 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 4, 2014 06:31 PM PDT

Description

Tiny baby.

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

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sea-kangaroo

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September 4, 2014 06:22 PM PDT

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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sea-kangaroo

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September 4, 2014 06:21 PM PDT

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Eastern Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 4, 2014 05:25 PM PDT

Description

Two greys in a schoolyard.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2014 06:40 PM PDT

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

sea-kangaroo

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August 29, 2014 06:39 PM PDT

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

sea-kangaroo

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August 29, 2014 06:39 PM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 2, 2014