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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

And then, just across from my motel, I observed another roosting for the night in willow. A full, southerly migration in view.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

So bizarre. I'd just run into Robert Michael Pyle, author of "Chasing Monarchs: the Butterflies of Passage" swinging his net outside of town. Then this was the next species I saw.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014 05:46 PM PDT

Description

Saw another one minutes later. Southerly migration in full display no doubt on the Eastern side of the Sierras here...,

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Meadowhawks Genus Sympetrum

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014 05:59 PM PDT

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Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014 05:58 PM PDT

Description

Saw the Saltgrass in the vacant lot next to the motel...

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robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014 05:23 PM PDT

Description

Laws Sierra Guide refers to the orange spots on the abdomen...

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Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Description

Ran into Robert Michael Pyle ( Godfather of American Butterflying) and Ken Davenport. Ken keyed this to the subspecies out here.

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California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

dpom

Date

June 26, 2014

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

dpom

Date

June 26, 2014

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

dpom

Date

June 26, 2014

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Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Observer

dpom

Date

June 26, 2014

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beaver Castor canadensis

Observer

dpom

Date

June 27, 2014

Description

Pair of beavers building a dam.

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

dpom

Date

June 27, 2014

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Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Observer

dpom

Date

June 27, 2014

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Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia

Observer

dpom

Date

June 27, 2014

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golden currant (Variety Ribes aureum gracillimum) Ribes aureum var. gracillimum

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 26, 2013 07:24 PM PDT

Description

It's definitely a Ribes...?

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robberfly

Date

July 26, 2013 09:31 PM PDT

Description

At the porch light...

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California Crane Fly Tipula californica

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 26, 2013 09:01 PM PDT

Description

In my motel bathroom . I think it's funny the Geo Map here is calling Bridgeport, Ca. "Coleville, Ca." Old name for town?

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Behr's Hairstreak Satyrium behrii

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 27, 2013 11:27 AM PDT

Description

This was one of my handful target species on this trip. Disappointed combing the willow creek fog Weidemeyers , then this was back near the car...

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 27, 2013 11:10 AM PDT

Description

Blasting about the sagebrush. Hoped it was beckerii , but no...

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Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 26, 2013 07:20 PM PDT

Description

Finally! Right above my motel room. I've been spoiled with Yellow-billed all season.

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Hollyhock Alcea rosea

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 26, 2013 07:17 PM PDT

Description

One of my favorite plants. Host for Vanessa annabella - the West Coast Painted Lady. The town of Bridgeport was full of it...

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Wood's rose Rosa woodsii

Observer

icosahedron

Date

June 25, 2013 09:00 AM PDT

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

summermule

Date

June 20, 2010

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Redhead Aythya americana

Observer

summermule

Date

May 12, 2010

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Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

July 2, 2012

Description

This bird really had a sense of how to pose.

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alexag

Date

July 10, 2012 09:40 PM PDT

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scorpion Order Scorpiones

Observer

joaaelst

Date

July 10, 2012 09:40 PM PDT

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Blazingstars Genus Mentzelia

Observer

joaaelst

Date

July 11, 2012 06:49 AM PDT

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gopher snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

joaaelst

Date

July 12, 2012 08:00 AM PDT