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California Newt Taricha torosa

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dpom

Date

August 29, 2014

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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robberfly

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August 29, 2014 10:06 AM PDT

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Banded Garden Spider Argiope trifasciata

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robberfly

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August 29, 2014 10:07 AM PDT

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Yellow Garden Spider Argiope aurantia

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robberfly

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August 29, 2014 10:01 AM PDT

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

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robberfly

Date

August 29, 2014 12:19 PM PDT

Description

Strangest place I've ever seen a snake - in the rafter above Restroom in park. Perhaps going for bats at light who were going for moths?

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

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robberfly

Date

August 29, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 26, 2014

Description

About 3". ID as per Bug Guide, most common large katydid in the area. Silhouette seems a good match too. Link: http://bugguide.net/node/view/825187

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Dancers Genus Argia

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ross2

Date

August 25, 2014 02:13 PM PDT

Description

About 1 1/2 to 2 inches long
Phone GPS was wrong, corrected

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Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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ross2

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August 25, 2014 02:53 PM PDT

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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ross2

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August 25, 2014 03:30 PM PDT

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Moths Order Lepidoptera

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 25, 2014 03:30 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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anudibranchmom

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August 25, 2014 03:17 PM PDT

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

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dpom

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August 25, 2014 04:44 PM PDT

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Salamander

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dawnendico

Date

August 25, 2014 08:07 AM PDT

Place

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He's sitting on the sidewalk, disoriented after I moved the recycle bin that he lives under.

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Belladonna Lily Amaryllis belladonna

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ross2

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August 21, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

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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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sea-kangaroo

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August 22, 2014 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Adorable mushrooms growing in a container full of bean plants.

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Skippers Family Hesperiidae

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Description

Mating partner of the previous. Very different markings.

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Skippers Family Hesperiidae

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

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This one's almost dark enough to be an Umber, but its partner is different, so... Woodland Skipper?

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sessileflower false goldenaster Heterotheca sessiliflora

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kueda

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August 22, 2014 12:16 PM PDT

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Genus Picoides Genus Picoides

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tiwane

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August 22, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

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California Blackberry Rubus ursinus

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Description

'Pond Lilly,' to me.... Earlier in the year it had white flowers tinged with yellow.

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Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2014 12:18 PM PDT

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

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anudibranchmom

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August 21, 2014 12:13 PM PDT

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2014 12:12 PM PDT

Description

Mating

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Pacific Forktail Ischnura cervula

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

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anudibranchmom

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August 21, 2014 12:10 PM PDT

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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anudibranchmom

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August 21, 2014 12:07 PM PDT

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Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta

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anudibranchmom

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August 21, 2014 12:06 PM PDT