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shelldog12

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

This insect is about 1" long and likes to burrow in soil. It's head is a reddish-brown color and it's abdomen is a mottled grayish white.

Currious to know what it is, a student brought it in today! :)

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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richardwasson

Date

March 3, 2015

Description

There a pair making a nest and pulling the coconut husk from my hanging plant holders.

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

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richardwasson

Date

March 3, 2015

Description

There were a pair of these under a juniper tree.

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icosahedron

Date

February 26, 2015 10:47 AM PST

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Purple Sanicle Sanicula bipinnatifida

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

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Maritime Sunburst Lichen Xanthoria parietina

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

I think I have this ID correct (just learning about it). This (and more) was on a young California Buckeye. About 3" diameter.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

About 2.5" long.

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

Under old log. I'm pretty sure those are eggs beneath the bottom one. So cool!

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

Doing some insect hunting.

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Red Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

Flower buds just starting.

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

2 Males & 1 Female in this area.

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California Vole Microtus californicus

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

Found on it's back/dead on path. Noted an injury on it's head when I turned it over. About 6" long.

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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direbecca

Date

March 2, 2015

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Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

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richardwasson

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

In a redwood tree.

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

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richardwasson

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

On the wire trying to run the pigeons off.

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Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata

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richardwasson

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

There were a flock of these just now feeding in a Privet tree. Just a little too far for my camera.

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Bilobed Looper Moth Autographa biloba

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icosahedron

Date

March 1, 2015 02:13 PM PST

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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icosahedron

Date

March 1, 2015 01:57 PM PST

Description

Saw these in abundance last summer; but never found any larvae.

Today's sightings of numerous adults in two neighborhood yards graced with blue passionflowers suggests that they did breed successfully in '14.

Two individuals in this post; possibly male and female?

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Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris

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laceypantalones

Date

February 28, 2015 03:20 PM PST

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

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direbecca

Date

May 3, 2012

Description

Butterfly was observed in a garden which was created in 1993 to attract butterflies. :)

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Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

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Acorn woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

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Western Grey Squirrel Sciurus griseus

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

Stealing acorns from an acorn woodpecker granary.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

male

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California Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor ssp. hirsuta

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

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California Quail Callipepla californica

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

cock.

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California Quail Callipepla californica

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

hen

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor

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dave-barry

Date

February 28, 2015