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Cross Orbweaver Araneus diadematus

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icosahedron

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August 28, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

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Sunning on a log with a couple of Red-eared Sliders. About the same size, maybe a bit bigger.

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

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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

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September 12, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

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Lots of these in the zinnias.

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Leafhoppers and Treehoppers Superfamily Membracoidea

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

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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

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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

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September 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

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Multiple bees per dahlia flower.

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September 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

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Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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A few of them going in penstemon flowers.

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:24 PM PDT

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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

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mytilludie

Date

August 30, 2014 03:57 PM PDT

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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

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August 29, 2014 04:44 PM PDT

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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loarie

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August 29, 2014 04:43 PM PDT

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Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii

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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

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August 23, 2014

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Spotted Tussock Moth Lophocampa maculata

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dave-barry

Date

August 21, 2014

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loarie

Date

August 17, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Male

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Red-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus ssp. cafer

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

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female

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Torn & tattered.

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icosahedron

Date

August 9, 2014 12:11 AM PDT
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Insects Class Insecta

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icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 11:29 AM PDT

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Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

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icosahedron

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August 15, 2014 12:03 AM PDT

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 11:17 AM PDT

Description

End of the trail for this brave little hairstreak? Seemed to be making some progress in getting loose.

On an adjacent branch, a flower spider. I didn't think these used webs; and I think that it was only being opportunistic as the butterfly blundered into the remnants of an old web.

I should have stayed to watch, but could not.