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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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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

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August 27, 2014 12:53 PM PDT

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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

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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

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September 3, 2014 06:33 PM PDT

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Mother and fawn grazing near the freeway.

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Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

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awolfrum

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August 30, 2014 05:51 PM PDT

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Sea Vase Ciona intestinalis

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awolfrum

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August 30, 2014 05:12 PM PDT

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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

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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

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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

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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

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August 25, 2014 03:17 PM PDT

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anudibranchmom

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August 25, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

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Salamander

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dawnendico

Date

August 25, 2014 08:07 AM PDT

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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

Date

August 22, 2014 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Adorable mushrooms growing in a container full of bean plants.

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Indian teasel Dipsacus sativus

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ross2

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August 13, 2014 09:29 AM PDT

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

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ross2

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August 13, 2014 09:27 AM PDT

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Family of four

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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ross2

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August 13, 2014 09:23 AM PDT

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Cottontail Rabbits Genus Sylvilagus

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ross2

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August 13, 2014 09:10 AM PDT