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San Francisco wallflower Erysimum franciscanum

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 10:49 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Ciliate Strap-lichen Heterodermia leucomela

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 10:58 AM PST

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Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 11:12 AM PST

Description

I'd seen recent postings of this here and when it landed in front of me...well, Not a SB Elfin, but...a new species. Is "Beautiful Fly" an oxymoron?

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Red Mound Ant Formica integroides

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 11:37 AM PST

Description

Hard to step away from these mesmerizing mounds...

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Armored Sea-Fog Lichen Niebla homalea

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:34 PM PST

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hookedspur violet Viola adunca

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:44 PM PST

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:55 PM PST

Description

It was COVERED in Lichens with leaves just budding out. Beautiful!

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Red Beard Lichen Usnea rubicunda

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:58 PM PST

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:00 PM PST

Description

I love how the light here caught some weird refraction. Cool bird strike...

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Tree Jelly Lichens Genus Collema

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:03 PM PST

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Spring Azure Celastrina ladon

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:00 PM PST

Description

Only blue flitting about. Too early for Mission Blue flight.

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hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:07 PM PST

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Western Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus ssp. iroides

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:36 PM PST

Description

Close...but not the one I came to see...

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coast rock cress Arabis blepharophylla

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:11 PM PST

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Beard Lichens Genus Usnea

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:40 PM PST

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Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Seriously, the most magnificent display of these species I've seen around the Bay since getting into this zany world....

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Coastal green hairstreak Callophrys viridis

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I told my friend when we saw these today: "That butterfly...changed my life."

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American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Most abundant Nymphalid on the wing...

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Third season attempt to see endangered San Bruno Elfin. Perfect Butterfly Weather: sun + no wind. Saw lots of butterflies...sans SB Elfin!

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zvakanaka

Date

January 24, 2015 12:27 PM PST

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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

TomV took this photo

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Botta's Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

TomV took this photo. Huge jowels! On cliff overlooking the ocean

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Garden Snail Helix aspersa

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 11:53 AM PST

Description

produced a "defensive froth of mucus"

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Amphibians Class Amphibia

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 11:46 AM PST

Description

in a small, muddy pond

2nd picture is a close up a a dead one.

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Seaside Daisy Erigeron glaucus

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 10:43 AM PST

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Powdery Sea-Fog Lichen Niebla cephalota

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 11:41 AM PST

Description

On monterey cypress, the only one I spotted. There was a surprising lack of lichens on these trees and in the area (apart from crustose lichens).

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 11:37 AM PST

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 10:35 AM PST

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

metsa

Date

March 1, 2015 11:12 AM PST

Description

TomV took this picture... but he is slow in posting....

on cliff overlooking the ocean