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Shaggy Mane Coprinus comatus

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damontighe

Date

August 27, 2014 07:03 PM PDT

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Shaggy Mane Coprinus comatus

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damontighe

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August 27, 2014 06:56 PM PDT

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damontighe

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August 27, 2014 06:53 PM PDT

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osprey Pandion haliaetus

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dariya

Date

August 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This female? osprey was hovering over the man-made lake at Berkeley Aquatic Park and diving half-way down to the lake then rising back up. Repeated this pattern several times, but didn't catch any fish.

I was really surprised to see an osprey here. Past data shows they are not commonly recorded at this area. Has anyone else seen them here? How often?

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damontighe

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August 24, 2014 05:57 PM PDT

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damontighe

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August 24, 2014 06:37 PM PDT

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Shaggy Parasol Chlorophyllum rhacodes

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damontighe

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August 24, 2014 06:31 PM PDT

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damontighe

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August 24, 2014 06:34 PM PDT

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damontighe

Date

August 24, 2014 05:56 PM PDT

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kueda

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August 23, 2014 04:28 PM PDT

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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kueda

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August 23, 2014 12:23 PM PDT

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:22 PM PDT

Description

Could also be Spotted, but the pic of the spots in Paulson is from roughly the same angle, and I don't see them in mine.

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Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:14 PM PDT

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Description

Pair ovipositing

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Pacific Forktail Ischnura cervula

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

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floating primrose-willow Ludwigia peploides

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:06 PM PDT

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Pacific Forktail Ischnura cervula

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Immature female heteromorph. Paulson writes that when it occurs, polymorphism in female odes is usually split into one form that resembles the male (the andromorph) and one that does not (the heteromorph). I wonder what drives this? Is there an adaptive explanation, or is this contingent on some chromosomal quirk?

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 12:01 PM PDT

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Arroyo Bluet Enallagma praevarum

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 11:53 AM PDT

Description

More black on abdomenal segments than most pics of Tule, I think.

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Blue-eyed Darner Rhionaeschna multicolor

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 11:51 AM PDT

Description

Since I'd forgotten about it, this was an excellent discussion on distinguishing this from the California Darner: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/256063. I think what was confusing me there was that the face stripe diagram in Manolis only applies to the females. Male Blue-eyed Darners still have the stripe.

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Vivid Dancer Argia vivida

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kueda

Date

August 23, 2014 11:38 AM PDT

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Soap Plants (Genus Chlorogalum) Genus Chlorogalum

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lugefool

Date

June 27, 2014 06:39 PM PDT

Description

Long narrow leaves

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

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lugefool

Date

June 27, 2014 06:29 PM PDT

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Sierran Treefrog Pseudacris sierra

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

Out on the cement. Weird.

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014

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Northern Spreadwing Lestes disjunctus

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014

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Blue-eyed Darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor) Rhionaeschna multicolor

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014

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Pacific Forktail Ischnura cervula

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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robberfly

Date

August 23, 2014