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pacer

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

Sunflower family? Looking for detail, genus, species

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Pygmy Locusts Family Tetrigidae

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pinky

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September 10, 2014 03:50 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 27, 2014 03:19 PM PDT

Description

Mystery on the underside of a bean leaf.

Raised. Leaf otherwise healthy. Fungus or bugs?

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Spiders Order Araneae

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sea-kangaroo

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August 27, 2014 03:19 PM PDT

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Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 27, 2014 12:53 PM PDT

Description

Variety "Hopi Pole," showing a couple of variable seed features common in Phaseolus:

-When first shelled/not 100% dry, many seeds will look white instead of their true, final color. In the first photo the one white seed will dry down and become brilliant orange like the others.

-In patterned seeds, it's pretty common for the pattern to "reverse," so a plant that's primarily orange beans with red speckles will make a few red beans with orange speckles. Usually this seems to be on a pod-by-pod basis, but sometimes it's in the same pod, like in the second photo. I've somewhere seen this reversal also called "day for night."

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

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nickrosesn

Date

September 6, 2014

Place

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Description

I've seen Hawks in the Backyard before but today(9-6-2014) was the longest it stayed, maybe around 3-4 minutes. You could tell that it was looking for food.

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Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 3, 2014 06:33 PM PDT

Description

Mother and fawn grazing near the freeway.

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ross2

Date

August 28, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

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Golden chinquapin Chrysolepis chrysophylla

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ross2

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August 28, 2014 02:57 PM PDT

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False Solomon's Seal Maianthemum racemosum

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ross2

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August 28, 2014 12:44 PM PDT

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Millipedes Class Diplopoda

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ross2

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August 28, 2014 12:17 PM PDT

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California Sister Adelpha californica

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ross2

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August 28, 2014 10:55 AM PDT

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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ross2

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August 28, 2014 12:04 PM PDT

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western burning bush Euonymus occidentalis

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ross2

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August 28, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

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Hedge Nettle Stachys sylvatica

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ross2

Date

August 28, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

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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

Date

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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Sticky Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 25, 2014 03:17 PM PDT

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Belladonna Lily Amaryllis belladonna

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ross2

Date

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

Date

August 22, 2014 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Adorable mushrooms growing in a container full of bean plants.

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:17 AM PDT

Description

I guess this is L. heteromela, but check out those squarrose rhizines. Is that normal?

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Farinose Cartilage Lichen Ramalina farinacea

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:17 AM PDT

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gold-eye lichen Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:18 AM PDT

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Ruffle Lichens Genus Parmotrema

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:19 AM PDT

Description

Coyotebrush can really come alive with a little water. There much more than just the Parmotrema here, of course.

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:21 AM PDT

Description

Apologies for the bad pic. This was the only somewhat dry specimen I photographed, and it wasn't quite as compelling as the wet ones, but it matches the pic in Brodo quite well, while the wet ones don't really look like much of anything. Sharnoff has a number of his typically excellent pics, but they all look a bit dry: www.sharnoffphotos.com/lichensD/leptogium_milligranum.html.

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:22 AM PDT

Description

Once again I need to expand my concept of this lichen's habitat.

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Family Collemataceae Family Collemataceae

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:23 AM PDT

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2014 09:25 AM PDT

Description

New genus for me, and another cyanolichen! Apothecia on the bottom: wild.

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