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Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor

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longhairedlizzy

Date

May 16, 2015

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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longhairedlizzy

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

On fennel, small butterfly. Not a great photo, but looked bluish/gray on the wings in flight.

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Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

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longhairedlizzy

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

About 1.2 meters long, he was just hanging out in the road. Gently removed from the middle of the road to the edge, to prevent being squished by bicycles.

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longhairedlizzy

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

Fairly small butterfly, about 3-4 cm from wingtip to wingtip. Didn't settle in one spot for long.

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Sara Orangetip Anthocharis sara

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longhairedlizzy

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

Female?

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Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

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longhairedlizzy

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

Appeared to be sharing a delicious meal with a fly.

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Scuds Order Amphipoda

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2015 11:36 AM PDT

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Sea Spiders Class Pycnogonida

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2015 01:02 PM PDT

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Skeleton Shrimp Superfamily Caprelloidea

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2015 11:33 AM PDT

Description

Babies, on sponge.

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2015 09:50 AM PDT

Description

Attached safety lines last night and is preparing for the next big step!

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teachoutside

Date

May 7, 2015 01:05 PM PDT

Description

Cirsium arvense var. incanum
Thistle found in a meadow with native and introduced grasses.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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pmdenn

Date

May 21, 2015 12:41 PM PDT

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

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pmdenn

Date

May 21, 2015 12:40 PM PDT

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Alkali heath Frankenia salina

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greenrosettas

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Coyote Canis latrans

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teachoutside

Date

May 21, 2015 09:04 AM PDT

Description

I've been around of coyotes, usually seen from cars or heard in the middle of the night from my bedroom when I was a teen. Today was my first experience with this predator up close... While watching children. We had taken a trip to my car so I could get my rain pants and boots and just as I was finishing up and locking the car the boys excitedly but quietly pointed toward the road, "Look! A coyote!" "Let's see if we can see it as it goes up the road," I suggested. Yes! We saw it through the trees! They expressed that they wished that their friends could see it, too, and I thought briefly about running on the parallel gravel road to let the others know, but realized the coyote was ahead of us and would travel much faster. Right after we turned to leave we looked again and... The coyote was suddenly right in the middle of the meadow! It saw us as we had seen it, and I had the kids stand on top of the little fence to get a better look as it hunted unsuccessfully for gophers. It drew closer and finally I told them to stay still and if I needed to I would scare it away. Fortunately it came no closer and walked toward the gravel road, leaping into the forest as it heard others coming down the path. Then, properly attired, we took a walk through the wet, wet meadow to share our exciting story.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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elizabethb

Date

May 21, 2015 08:11 AM PDT

Description

One female walking up the front steps of a house.

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Northern River Otter Lontra canadensis

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robmartin3d

Date

May 21, 2015 07:20 AM PDT

Description

Observed in the water from a distance, curiously watching me and my dog. The otter submerged, swam, and resurfaced several times and was easy to track because of a line of bubbles along his swim track

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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robmartin3d

Date

May 21, 2015 07:20 AM PDT

Description

Heron was hunting at water edge until disturbed, then flew down the shore to another spot

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Oregon Junco Junco hyemalis ssp. oreganus

Date

May 19, 2015 07:11 PM PDT

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

Date

May 19, 2015 05:45 PM PDT

Description

Searching for discarded bits of food on Berkeley campus. Very unafraid of humans.

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May 20, 2015 03:35 PM PDT
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Date

May 20, 2015 03:33 PM PDT

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Black Sage Salvia mellifera

Date

May 1, 2015 12:18 PM PDT

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Pallid manzanita Arctostaphylos pallida

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brodiemaxa

Date

January 15, 2015 10:21 AM PST

Place

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Description

Oakland Hills Manzanita in full bloom. Grows on steep, exposed, rocky slopes.

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

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lostredwoodd

Date

May 19, 2015 04:48 PM PDT

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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lostredwoodd

Date

May 19, 2015 09:09 PM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 16, 2015 12:32 PM PDT

Description

Popular nesting site for Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons for many years. Despite tree-hacking last year, they've returned. Don't park underneath.

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plums and custard Tricholomopsis rutilans

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kevinhintsa

Date

January 14, 2010 02:14 PM PST

Description

From past files . A very colorful species .

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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lostredwoodd

Date

May 19, 2015 08:36 PM PDT

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White-marked Tussock Moth Orgyia leucostigma

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teachoutside

Date

May 11, 2015 10:46 AM PDT

Description

The children found two of these caterpillars near a patch of ivy under oak trees.