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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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mytilludie

Date

August 24, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

Description

Found in my lemon tree.

Arachnids

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Arachnids Class Arachnida

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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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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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leslie_flint

Date

August 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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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
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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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

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

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

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 10, 2014

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Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

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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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

Date

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

Date

August 6, 2014 03:22 PM PDT

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Sachem Atalopedes campestris

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icosahedron

Date

August 6, 2014 04:20 PM PDT

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

sonjabraden

Date

August 1, 2014

Description

3 Coyotes sighted at about 7:30 PM. Each was about 2.5 feet tall. They were hanging out in the dense chaparral and oak woodland, occasionally coming out of the bushes into the grassland on the edge of the dense woodland. This is an area where people often hike.