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What

English Ivy Hedera helix

Observer

icosahedron

Date

November 26, 2014 02:37 PM PST

Description

Near the end of the ivy flowers; but they are still pungent, and attractive to bees,hoverflies, ants and others. This afternoon: covered with bluebottles.

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What

California Lady Beetle Coccinella californica

Observer

icosahedron

Date

November 26, 2014 02:04 PM PST

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What

Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha

Observer

icosahedron

Date

November 26, 2014 02:14 PM PST

Description

Usually doesn't seem much of a nectaring plant; I think fritillaries gather here because of a trellis of passion vine about 10 feet away.

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Observer

richardwasson

Date

May 6, 2012

Description

I found this wasp eating Hemileuca eglanterina caterpillars that I was trying to rear in my back yard.

Size: 1.5 CM 5/8"

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What

Red-cage Fungus Clathrus ruber

Observer

richardwasson

Date

March 30, 2014

Description

Found this mushroom in a planter strip. It looked old because of the condition it was in. There were 3 of them the largest about 6 or 7" in Dia.

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What

Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

Observer

richardwasson

Date

June 17, 2012

Description

Ring of Mourning Cloak ova. About 1" long and containing about 75ova +/-.

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scorpion

Observer

chlele

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Found under a rock in Bouverie Preserve.

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What

lichen

Observer

chlele

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Lichen

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What

Earthworms Family Lumbricidae

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 19, 2014 02:02 PM PST

Description

Found in a puddle on the blacktop.

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 19, 2014 02:03 PM PST

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What

smooth land slugs Genus Deroceras

Observer

mytilludie

Date

November 21, 2014 01:04 PM PST

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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

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
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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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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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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What

sanicle Genus Sanicula

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 22, 2014 03:43 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

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 22, 2014 11:33 AM PDT

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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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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.