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No photos or sounds

Observer

omar707

Date

November 20, 2014 09:22 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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Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

lindynik

Date

November 17, 2014 11:37 AM PST

Description

This is the biggest Jerusalem Cricket I have ever seen. Found under a planter box.

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What

Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

Observer

lindynik

Date

October 23, 2014 05:09 PM PDT

Description

Katydid insect on the side of the chicken coop. So beautiful! No, I did not feed this one to the chickens.

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No photos or sounds

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Leather oak Quercus durata

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

November 15, 2014 11:42 AM PST

Description

Pepperwood preserve

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Square

What

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

danielled83

Date

November 16, 2014 02:07 PM PST

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Square

What

Domestic Cat Felis catus

Observer

tiwane

Date

November 16, 2014 02:14 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Audubon's Warbler Setophaga coronata ssp. auduboni

Observer

dave-barry

Date

November 15, 2014

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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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Square

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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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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Square

What

Western forest scorpion Uroctonus mordax

Observer

loreng

Date

October 25, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Found hiding under a rock

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Square

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

curiousgeorge61

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

While taking shots of the Pileated woodpecker, I saw another bird fly over to the pole and figured it was the mate of the first one. When I looked at the pic on my computer I found it to be a northern flicker instead that came over to see what the other was up to, I guess.

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Square

What

pileated woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

curiousgeorge61

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

I first heard the call of this species and after looking around found it on the pole across the road.

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Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus

Observer

lindynik

Date

October 22, 2014 12:22 PM PDT

Description

Some kind of caterpillar or other type of larva found on a creeping manzanita bush.

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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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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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Square

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...