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nelruzam

Date

July 28, 2015 12:58 AM PDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Three individuals here (2 pictured). 1 is leucistic.

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Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Two seen/pictured here.

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

2 individuals here

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Many on path in lower elevations. (When they flew, I saw reddish coloring.)

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

3 individuals (pictured) along this rocky-edged part of path.

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Yellow Hayfield Tarplant Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala

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direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

On a passionvine.

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

ichihuahua

Date

July 26, 2015 05:32 PM PDT

Description

Unfortunatly this snake was dead. Not sure why

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Frémont's bushmallow Malacothamnus fremontii

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Crystalline Gall Wasp Andricus crystallinus

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Disc Gall Wasp Andricus parmula

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

nelruzam

Date

July 26, 2015 11:56 AM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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nelruzam

Date

July 26, 2015 11:23 AM PDT

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 25, 2015

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Gall

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

I am not sure of the name of this tree.

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Red Cone Gall Wasp Andricus kingi

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 25, 2015

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Gall Wasps Family Cynipidae

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 25, 2015

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Banded Garden Spider Argiope trifasciata

Observer

nelruzam

Date

July 25, 2015 10:49 AM PDT

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

clairem

Date

July 24, 2015 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Found on the side of a road right next to a sidewalk. The chicory plant dominates the plant life in the area. It is a periwinkle color. It has 12 petals per flower. The edges of the petal are serrated on the edges. The stamens are blue on the bottom and white on top. The anthers of the plant are curled. The stem of the plant is green and is very thick and tough. The flowers grow parallel from each other on each side of the stem. The base of the stem is very spiny and brown. In the same 10 meter by 10 meter area there are about 25 chicory plants. There are other grasses growing intertwined with the chicory. The chicory has no canopy cover. Many honey bees were spotted on the flower. The flower was about an inch in diameter. The chicory plant stood about 4 feet tall. The leaves of the chicory are green and are at the base of the stem (near the ground). Many of the chicory flowers are wilted and some of the stems are brown indicating that the flowers may be dying. As I walked further, I spotted about 100 chicory plants in a 20 area (near the freeway).

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Spined Turban Gall Wasp Cynips douglasii

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 22, 2015

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gall

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 22, 2015

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 22, 2015

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Cottonwoods Genus Populus

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 22, 2015

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Live Oak Erineum Mite Eriophyes mackiei

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 22, 2015