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oakland mariposa lily Calochortus umbellatus

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loarie

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February 28, 2015 01:50 PM PST

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San Francisco wallflower Erysimum franciscanum

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aforrestel

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February 25, 2015 01:39 PM PST

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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robberfly

Date

February 21, 2015

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Description

w/ Shrubby Sunburst Lichen below.
2nd Shot: Richmond/San Raphael Bridge crossing the San Francisco Bay

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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robberfly

Date

February 21, 2015

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Description

A hill-topping Female. A rarity with the ratio being approx 20 boys for every girl on a hill top. She was immediately...mobbed.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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robberfly

Date

February 21, 2015

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Description

It was a day for these guys. Big, black males who looked more like Chuckwallas.

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Douglas iris Iris douglasiana

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robberfly

Date

February 21, 2015 01:02 PM PST

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Western Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. mormon

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robberfly

Date

February 21, 2015 11:01 AM PST

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Description

The dexterity of Tony Iwane's quick reflexes came up with this jewel.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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tiwane

Date

the past

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Description

Biggest one I've ever seen. Was half-thinking it was a young Chuckwalla.

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Blue Dicks Dichelostemma capitatum

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tiwane

Date

February 21, 2015 12:22 PM PST

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tiwane

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February 21, 2015 11:37 AM PST

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Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

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tiwane

Date

February 21, 2015 12:36 PM PST

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Johnson Jumper Phidippus johnsoni

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tjdragon

Date

February 21, 2015 12:55 PM PST

Description

Tarantula like spider with red back about the size of a dime. Had tarantula like fangs and grabbed and ate a small fly that landed in front of it.

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Bumblebee Genus Bombus

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tjdragon

Date

February 20, 2015 05:22 PM PST

Description

Buzzing around flowers.

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Gulls (Larus) Genus Larus

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sjb

Date

February 21, 2015 08:26 AM PST

Description

30-40 gulls on a dredge scow.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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th0th

Date

February 19, 2015

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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jmai

Date

February 20, 2015 01:22 PM PST

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Description

Saw this beautiful bird on a boat by Aquarium of the Bay on PIER 39. The feathers were iridescent and it had one long white plume coming from it's head.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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lostredwoodd

Date

February 16, 2015 09:55 PM PST

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Birds Class Aves

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teachoutside

Date

January 30, 2015 06:15 PM PST

Description

The mother of one of my students saw this hawk fly with prey to the top of a telephone pole. We observed it eating a bird (abundant feathers fell down) for about 25 minutes. She observed barring under the tail as it landed. There was a lot of orange-red on its chest, which is not well-photographed here, probably due to the sunset colors washing the color out. From tip to tail it was about the same length as the diameter of the telephone pole. My first thought was of an American kestral, but it was larger than that and the orange pattern was incorrect. It seemed smaller than the Cooper's hawk we had seen. We consulted the Audubon Society Field Guide and were led to our conclusion based on color and size. Plus, it flew away low with quick wing flaps when it finished eating, then glided to about 10' from the ground a block away before it disappeared. It's tail was squared-off.

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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metsa

Date

February 15, 2015 03:55 PM PST

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false lupine (Thermopsis macrophylla) Thermopsis macrophylla

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loarie

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February 14, 2015 04:12 PM PST

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loarie

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February 14, 2015 03:53 PM PST

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sjb

Date

February 14, 2015 02:30 PM PST

Description

Growing out of a hole in a concrete pillar at the dry docks in Richmond Harbor at Point Potrero.

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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

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tiwane

Date

February 12, 2015 11:14 AM PST

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Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis

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tiwane

Date

February 12, 2015 11:22 AM PST

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Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

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tiwane

Date

February 12, 2015 11:28 AM PST

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February 8, 2015 12:06 PM PST

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

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tiwane

Date

February 12, 2015 11:26 AM PST

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Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

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tiwane

Date

February 12, 2015 11:42 AM PST

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

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tiwane

Date

February 12, 2015 11:47 AM PST

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Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

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tiwane

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February 12, 2015 11:46 AM PST