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California Mantis Stagmomantis californica

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

July 13, 2013 06:55 PM PDT

Description

Found late in the day at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center .

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Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

April 23, 2009 03:16 PM PDT

Description

Found along Mitchell Canyon fire road on Ranunculus canus .

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 25, 2014 04:29 PM PDT

Description

A common turtle at the large pond . This turtle is non-native .

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false map turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica

Observer

hfabian

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

This is one of many weed turtle species found at Heather Park Farms in Walnut Creek, California. This species was often included with sliders when the baby turtle pet trade was at its peak. Normal range is the upper Mississippi drainage.

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Termites Epifamily Termitoidae

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 25, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

Description

Small swarm with this one stuck to a wet car hood . Another swarm seen in Walnut Creek -Concord area .This creature is very tiny .

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Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 12:39 PM PDT

Description

Along Stage Road by Pine Pond .

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Pacific Mistletoe Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 01:38 PM PDT

Description

A massive single clump on an oak .

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Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 01:53 PM PDT

Description

Growing in a gully .

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Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 02:43 PM PDT

Description

Resting on a log at a seep near Buckeye Trail .

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Western Dwarf Mistletoe Arceuthobium campylopodum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Growing on Pinus sabiniana at Oak Knoll Picnic Area .

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Rosilla Helenium puberulum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 12:56 PM PDT

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

Description

In fruit at Buckeye Trail .

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Valley Oak Quercus lobata

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Description

Near Camel Rock on North Gate Road .

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 02:46 PM PDT

Description

Acorns stored in an oak by Acorn Woodpeckers . This is next to a spring .

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 01:48 PM PDT

Description

Acorns stored in a Pinus sabiniana by Acorn Woodpeckers .

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California wild grape Vitis californica

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

Description

Native grape vines turning red . This is along Stage Road .

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Giant Chain Fern Woodwardia fimbriata

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014 02:03 PM PDT

Description

At a shady seep along Buckeye Trail . This is the only place that I have seen this species at Mount Diablo .

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Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

One or two seen along Stage Road . Call note heard once . These were in the Sooty Fox Sparrow group( subspecies not determined ) .

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Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

Two or three along Stage Road , mostly at Himalayan Blackberries . One was heard calling CHUCK several times and the reddish tails seen on all .

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

In oaks along Stage Road near Pine Pond . Very shy . I saw the reddish face and the vertical white shoulder bar .

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Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

Lone bird flying a few yards north of the Mary Bowerman Trail at about 3800 feet or more in elevation .

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

rhislop

Date

August 12, 2014

Description

This large male Tarantula was seen crossing the paved road on the North side of Mt Diablo State Park, CA.

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Harlequin Flower Sparaxis tricolor

Observer

rhislop

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

I observed a small group of these pretty flowers in Castle Rock Regional Park. I don't think they are native to the area.

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Description

This was at Oak Knoll Trail in the burn area of the Morgan Fire . Perhaps growing on a stump ?

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Description

Crossing North Gate Road .

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Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2014 11:39 AM PDT

Description

Numerous at Oak Knoll Trail in the burn area of the Morgan Fire .

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Fire Ants Genus Solenopsis

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:29 PM PDT

Description

Little orange guy was miniscule, and apparently dead. Did not see any other tiny orange ants around.

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Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 06:29 PM PDT

Description

Probably M. andrei, but I didn't get any pics that show the flange around the base of the scape.

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 07:22 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 07:13 PM PDT