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Spiders Order Araneae

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mytilludie

Date

August 24, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

Description

Found in my lemon tree.

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Spiders Order Araneae

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mytilludie

Date

August 25, 2014 04:04 PM PDT

Description

Sitting in the bud of a sunflower.

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Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii

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icosahedron

Date

August 24, 2014 12:39 AM PDT

Description

Sold widely as an excellent nectaring plant... I find that it demands a lot of water or it will promptly wither; and sadly, doesn't really seem so attractive to local butterflies. Perhaps others have had more luck.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014

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Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

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leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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mytilludie

Date

August 22, 2014 06:56 PM PDT

Description

Vine growing like crazy. We've tried to kill it but it always comes back! Shown growing up the side of one of my sunflower stalks.

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Spotted Tussock Moth Lophocampa maculata

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dave-barry

Date

August 21, 2014

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Evening Primroses Genus Oenothera

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mytilludie

Date

August 21, 2014 03:13 PM PDT

Description

Growing out of a crack in the sidewalk. Surrounded by a dandelion plant. Blossoms about 2.5 to 3 inches wide.

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icosahedron

Date

August 9, 2014 12:11 AM PDT

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Western forest scorpion Uroctonus mordax

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lindynik

Date

August 6, 2014 09:02 PM PDT

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Gambusia Gambusia affinis

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Tarantula Hawks Genus Pepsis

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icosahedron

Date

August 11, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

Description

Much smaller than others I've seen; I suppose I might be wrong.

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California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Recently fledged juvenile.

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Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Not sure if this is a young drake or adult in eclipse plumage

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Female

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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common tule Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Still retaining one breeding plume.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Drake in Eclipse plumage.

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Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

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dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Old damaged hive.

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icosahedron

Date

August 9, 2014

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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icosahedron

Date

August 3, 2014 03:12 PM PDT

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Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

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icosahedron

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August 6, 2014 03:52 PM PDT

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

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icosahedron

Date

August 6, 2014 03:14 PM PDT

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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icosahedron

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August 6, 2014 03:22 PM PDT