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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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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evelynch

Date

August 2, 2015

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hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea

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evelynch

Date

August 2, 2015

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

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?

Reptiles

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Reptiles Class Reptilia

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lishka

Date

August 24, 2015 06:40 PM PDT

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Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

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richardwasson

Date

August 21, 2015

Description

This guy has been eating my tomatoes and tripped the rat trap.

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davidlowry

Date

August 20, 2015 06:48 PM PDT

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Sachem Atalopedes campestris

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icosahedron

Date

August 16, 2015 10:13 AM PDT

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Meadow Rue Genus Thalictrum

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richardwasson

Date

August 19, 2015

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Twinberry Honeysuckle Lonicera involucrata

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richardwasson

Date

August 19, 2015

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Common Oleander Nerium oleander

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richardwasson

Date

August 18, 2015

Description

This must have be planted but they seem to have gone wild.

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Shelf Fungi Order Polyporales

Observer

richardwasson

Date

August 18, 2015

Description

This pine tree was killed by this fungus or the fungus invaded it after it died.

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Common Fruit Fly Drosophila melanogaster

Observer

richardwasson

Date

August 18, 2015

Description

These guys are enough to make me believe in spontaneous generation.

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Jagged Ambush Bugs Genus Phymata

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2015 01:09 PM PDT

Description

On the street in front of King's Nursery.

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icosahedron

Date

August 13, 2015 01:52 PM PDT

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Dense-flower Spike-primrose Epilobium densiflorum

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icosahedron

Date

August 14, 2015 12:14 PM PDT

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Jagged Ambush Bugs Genus Phymata

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icosahedron

Date

August 14, 2015 11:56 AM PDT

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Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini

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icosahedron

Date

August 14, 2015 11:24 AM PDT

Description

This one not interested in Teasel...

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Hemp Cannabis sativa

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 14, 2015 11:29 AM PDT

Description

Growing in a frequented spot; probably not deliberately planted.

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European Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 14, 2015 12:34 PM PDT

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Fuller's teasel Dipsacus fullonum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 14, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

Description

Not native: a 'noxious weed'? Before we pull it all out, we should poll the butterflies.

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Manzanita Leafgall Aphid Tamalia coweni

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dave-barry

Date

August 14, 2015

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Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

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icosahedron

Date

August 10, 2015 12:05 PM PDT

Description

A pair of these by the pond. Sorry I couldn't get a clear image.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 10, 2015 01:20 PM PDT

Description

Numerous today along the willow-choked creek.

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icosahedron

Date

August 10, 2015 12:04 PM PDT