Insects

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Insect Class Insecta

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touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015 06:32 PM PDT

Description

13 of these insects gather on a newly-opened Soap Plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum) flower.

We saw these same insects gathered in ones or twos on a few other blossoms (see the other photo), but we only saw two blossoms, both on the same plant, with this number of the insect.

Edgewood Trail

May 22, 2015, Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve, San Mateo County, CA, USA
CC By-NC-SA 2015 Laurie Alexander

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amole Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum

Observer

touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015 04:44 PM PDT

Description

One or two flowers on each branch of a stem open in the late afternoon. Today was overcast, windy, cool (60's). Did that affect the time the blossoms opened? Didn't seem to affect the number that opened.

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touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Four chambered fruit, opened, with one seed left.

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Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts Phylum Bryophyta

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jenycheng

Date

May 21, 2015 07:10 PM PDT

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Franciscan onion Allium peninsulare var. franciscanum

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kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:07 PM PDT

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kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:06 PM PDT

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kschnei

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

Found a wooden fence along the creek. ID provided by Chris Mallory from images I posted to Bug Guide. This is an introduced beetle species used as a biocontrol agent.

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Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius

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amen2stamens

Date

May 21, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Oyster plant?

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Swifts Family Apodidae

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runnerdes

Date

May 19, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

Description

Flock observed shadowing the horses to catch the flies that were abundant around them.

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Milkmaids Cardamine californica

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:22 PM PDT

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Hawksbeard Genus Crepis

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:38 PM PDT

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:12 PM PDT

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Milk Thistle Silybum marianum

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:13 PM PDT

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hillside woodland star Lithophragma heterophyllum

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:26 PM PDT

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White Globe Lily Calochortus albus

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:28 PM PDT

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Oregon gumplant Grindelia stricta

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:35 PM PDT

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four-spot Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera

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rappman

Date

May 17, 2015 01:36 PM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 16, 2015 02:59 PM PDT

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

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helpme123456

Date

February 16, 2015 01:16 PM PST

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

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yasingi

Date

May 8, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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yasingi

Date

May 8, 2015

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French broom Genista monspessulana

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jsifuenteswinter

Date

May 15, 2015 02:28 PM PDT

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dipperanch

Date

May 14, 2015 12:38 PM PDT

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Description

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 1 plant

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woolly distaff thistle Carthamus lanatus

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jsifuenteswinter

Date

May 12, 2015 01:11 PM PDT

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common madia Madia elegans

Observer

jsifuenteswinter

Date

May 12, 2015 02:03 PM PDT

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Description

Summer elegant madia

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bluewitch nightshade Solanum umbelliferum

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jsifuenteswinter

Date

May 12, 2015 01:58 PM PDT

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Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa

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jsifuenteswinter

Date

May 12, 2015 01:08 PM PDT

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 11, 2015 10:07 AM PDT

Description

Wretched photo, but the orange crown is actually visible for once.

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 11, 2015 09:40 AM PDT

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Western bluebird Sialia mexicana

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 11, 2015 08:07 AM PDT

Description

Pair, feeding a variety of insects to their noisy young in nest box. And taking out the "trash." :-)