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Red Cone Gall Wasp Andricus kingi

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dave-barry

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

On Valley Oak (Quercus lobata).

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Banded Garden Spider Argiope trifasciata

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dave-barry

Date

September 16, 2014

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Cross Orbweaver Araneus diadematus

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icosahedron

Date

August 28, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

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Spiders Order Araneae

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mytilludie

Date

September 14, 2014 03:26 PM PDT

Description

This spider likes to put her web right in the way of my face. After running into it 3 times, I think she's learning.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

Description

According to the sign, these abundant and regularly-spaced knots on the branches of California-grown quince trees are bacterial galls. Found an old book describing them and saying the cause wan't well-determined yet:

http://books.google.com/books?id=lBRJAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA555&ots=Qz7ssY8yju&dq=quince%20branch%20galls&pg=PA555#v=onepage&q=quince%20branch%20galls&f=false

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Lots of these in the zinnias.

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Leafhoppers and Treehoppers Superfamily Membracoidea

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Description

Going nuts in a California Poppy. Really pollen-y abdomen underside.

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:29 PM PDT

Description

On a zinnia.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Multiple bees per dahlia flower.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

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Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

Description

A few of them going in penstemon flowers.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:24 PM PDT

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Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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mytilludie

Date

September 14, 2014 03:24 PM PDT

Description

Not sure what this is. Growing on my fence and trees as a vine. Most leaves around this size.

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ivies Genus Hedera

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mytilludie

Date

September 8, 2014 07:18 PM PDT

Description

Ivy planted many years ago and now not willing to leave (pun intended).

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Tree Crickets Subfamily Oecanthinae

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mytilludie

Date

September 3, 2014 01:05 PM PDT

Description

Found in the lawn at Montgomery High.

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Baldfaced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

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loarie

Date

August 29, 2014 04:34 PM PDT

Description

Cool!!

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Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

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loarie

Date

August 29, 2014 04:44 PM PDT

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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loarie

Date

August 29, 2014 04:43 PM PDT

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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.

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Harvestmen Order Opiliones

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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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Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii

Observer

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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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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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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Spotted Tussock Moth Lophocampa maculata

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dave-barry

Date

August 21, 2014

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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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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014