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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

icosahedron

Date

November 10, 2014 01:45 PM PST

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

November 10, 2014 01:14 PM PST

Description

A score of these flitting around a local householder's trellis of blue passionflower.

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What

Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 17, 2014 04:19 AM PST

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What

Audubon's Warbler Setophaga coronata ssp. auduboni

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 15, 2014

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Square

What

FLICKER

Observer

redwoodray

Date

November 14, 2014

Description

LANDED IN FRONT OF MY WILDLIFE CAMERA

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 13, 2014 03:13 PM PST

Description

Found in a pile of wood in the garage. Pale green.

Fungi

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What

Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 6, 2014 03:11 PM PST

Description

Growing in a watered lawn.

Fungi

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What

Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 6, 2014 12:51 PM PST

Description

Growing on the lower portion of some type of planted grass. Close to the ground.

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Square

What

California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 6, 2014 03:03 PM PST

Description

Growing along a creek.

Plants

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Square

What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 22, 2014 03:58 PM PDT

Description

Growing close to creek (about three feet away) in mostly gravel and sand. Fuzzy leaves.

Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 28, 2014 04:02 PM PDT

Description

Black and yellow stripes. Found them before flying around compost but this one was sitting on a succulent. Didn't seem bothered by me.

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Square

What

sanicle Genus Sanicula

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 22, 2014 03:43 PM PDT

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Square

What

Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 25, 2014 02:19 PM PDT

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What

Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

dave-barry

Date

October 31, 2014 04:03 AM PDT

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 30, 2014 12:28 AM PDT

Description

I suspect that this was picked up with a load of Marigolds from west Petaluma.

I didn't get it in my pictures, but the color has a dusting of purple over the dark sienna background.

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What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

gtshipway

Date

October 24, 2014 12:32 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Terrestrial Form

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What

Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 21, 2014 03:22 PM PDT

Description

Several males pursued this female... but she wasn't having it. A better look shows that perhaps she's past needing to mate.

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 21, 2014 03:07 PM PDT

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What

Harvestmen Order Opiliones

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 21, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

Female found in my yard. Wasn't too happy that I pulled out the cape smilax she was hiding in.

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What

Gulf Fritillaries Agraulis vanillae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 19, 2014 03:40 PM PDT

Description

Half a dozen insects--I include shots of 4-- circling a nice old passion vine. I'm guessing the second image is of a female( said to be paler), the first and third are males.

Found no larvae; but I'll be back to check.

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What

Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 18, 2014 03:51 PM PDT

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What

Eristalis arbustorum Genus Eristalis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 16, 2014 11:43 AM PDT

Description

Joining the much larger European Hoverflies on the white zinnias were a few of these.

These deferred in every case to the nectaring fiery skippers and their larger cousins, darting about restlessly until a flower was free.

While their large cousins rocked up and down while feeding, these stood immobile on the flower.

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What

Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 12, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Description

A Sandhill Skipper? Never seen one up here; certainly harder to tell with older individuals...

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dave-barry

Date

October 13, 2014

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Square

What

arboreal salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

tomrobinson

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

13cm arboreal salamander

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What

Cellar Spiders Family Pholcidae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 11, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

Description

Underneath a shelf in my quiet garage. Chaotic web; but full of dead spiders.

What's it doing with the egg-mass?

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

icosahedron

Date

September 23, 2014 09:32 AM PDT

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What

Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

September 29, 2014 12:39 AM PDT

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What

Bush Katydids Genus Scudderia

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 5, 2014 10:39 AM PDT