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watermint Mentha aquatica

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

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Yellow Garden Spider Argiope aurantia

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Biggest one I've seen. At edge of lake.

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Skippers Family Hesperiidae

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

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Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarus clarkii

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Two individuals here.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Two observed/pictured (across lake from each other).

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

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direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Large colony (near picnic area - note the peanut).

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Domestic Dog Canis familiaris

Observer

direbecca

Date

September 2, 2015

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Blue-eyed Darner Rhionaeschna multicolor

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dave-barry

Date

September 2, 2015

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

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dave-barry

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

male

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Tule Bluet Enallagma carunculatum

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dave-barry

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

male

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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dave-barry

Date

September 2, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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dave-barry

Date

September 2, 2015

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Polyommatinid Butterflies Tribe Polyommatini

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dave-barry

Date

September 2, 2015
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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troyboy_jr

Date

September 1, 2015 02:23 PM PDT

Description

I cannot identify the species of this tree. Every year around the middle of summer, it bears large, spherical buds that drop from the tree all over our driveway. The outside is soft and there is a large, hard nut inside.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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richardwasson

Date

September 1, 2015

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Turkey Mullein Croton setigerus

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direbecca

Date

August 29, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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direbecca

Date

August 29, 2015

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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dave-barry

Date

August 30, 2015

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Jimsonweeds Genus Datura

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richardwasson

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

This looks like a native but was growing in someone's yard. Note the fruiting bodies in the second picture.

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richardwasson

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

Most likely a cynipid wasp.

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richardwasson

Date

August 28, 2015

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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isamar

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Found this in the backyard of a suburban home. Large in size, looked like a dead leaf. Can anybody tell me what kind of moth it is and if it is in any way harmful (to pets or plants)? There is an apple tree that sometimes gets codling moths, but it does not look like a codling moth. Will this moth harm the apples?

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California wild grape Vitis californica

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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purple star-thistle Centaurea calcitrapa

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Great Mullein Verbascum thapsus

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

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direbecca

Date

August 20, 2015