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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:38 PM PDT

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Growing in a weedy strip. Not small.

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 08:06 PM PDT

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On the bank of Stevens Creek.

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wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 08:14 PM PDT

Description

Unusually red pods. Flowers all thoroughly pink on this plant, but white on neighboring, green-podded plants.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:54 PM PDT

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Cawing incessantly. Later harassed by Northern Mockingbirds.

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Red Valerian Centranthus ruber

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:38 PM PDT

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Growing in a weedy strip.

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:25 PM PDT

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Black Rat Rattus rattus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 21, 2015 07:21 PM PDT

Description

Perched on a Cheeseweed eating one of the fruits/seed pods. Didn't seem too healthy. Was breathing hard, not moving too fast, and didn't notice my approach or presence for a long time.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:27 PM PDT

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Groundcover-y weed.

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Common plantain Plantago major

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:26 PM PDT

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:27 PM PDT

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:26 PM PDT

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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:26 PM PDT

Description

Very plain brown.

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:25 PM PDT

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:24 PM PDT

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Adult and cheepy immature.

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:20 PM PDT

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Grasses Family Poaceae

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:14 PM PDT

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Popular with two kinds of small black beetles, which were all over it in moderate numbers.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:15 PM PDT

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May 21, 2015 07:18 PM PDT

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cheeseweed mallow Malva parviflora

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:16 PM PDT

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Webspinners Order Embiidina

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 03:49 PM PDT

Description

Neat!

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Milk Thistle Silybum marianum

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 07:18 PM PDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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May 21, 2015 07:15 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 06:58 PM PDT

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Dried smashed small bird. Most likely Nuttall's, which are very common around here.

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Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 21, 2015 03:25 PM PDT

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Little thing crawling around on a bean leaf. Viewed with a dissecting scope.

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Garden Snail Helix aspersa

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 01:20 AM PDT

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Pillbugs Family Armadillidiidae

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 01:21 AM PDT

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Drain Flies Family Psychodidae

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sea-kangaroo

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May 21, 2015 01:18 AM 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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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

This Great Blue Heron was hunting by the edge of the water.

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Spikeweeds Genus Centromadia

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wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

These spiky yellow wildflowers (asters?) were abundant along the path and by the parking area.

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