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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 25, 2014 03:17 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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anudibranchmom

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August 25, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

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Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

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prakrit

Date

August 23, 2014

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Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

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schristel

Date

August 24, 2014 03:25 PM PDT

Description

Dead juvenile. No visible injuries, but found under a power line.

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:34 PM PDT

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:34 PM PDT

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:43 PM PDT

Description

Odd leafless shrub.

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California Dancer Argia agrioides

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:41 PM PDT

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Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2014 12:40 PM PDT

Description

Second photo shows his blue tail disappearing fast!

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:36 PM PDT

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Bluets Genus Enallagma

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:35 PM PDT

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Papyrus Sedges Genus Cyperus

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:31 PM PDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:28 PM PDT

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

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california rose Rosa californica

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2014 12:24 PM PDT

Description

No flowers to help ID unfortunately. Growing next to pond about 7' high.

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California Dancer Argia agrioides

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:32 PM PDT

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:19 PM PDT

Description

Thousands, all about 1-2", covering one side of a tree.

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Grasses Family Poaceae

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:13 PM PDT

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:16 PM PDT

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vinegar weed Trichostema lanceolatum

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:12 PM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Description

About 1/4". Looks like a brown leafhopper, but was walking along rather fast on rocks and moss.

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California Fuchsia Epilobium canum

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

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Cramp Balls Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Thanks DP

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:01 PM PDT

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Oats Genus Avena

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Big Quakinggrass Briza maxima

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 11:59 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

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August 24, 2014 12:06 PM PDT

Description

Male (no stripe). ID as per http://kaweahoaks.com/html/spi_phidippus_johnsoni.html. About 3/4", black with large orangish-yellow patch on back of abdomen. Heavy legs. Clinging to dried grass about 6" from bottom. Moved like a jumping spider but I really don't know.