Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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troyboy_jr

Date

September 1, 2015 02:23 PM PDT

Description

I cannot identify the species of this tree. Every year around the middle of summer, it bears large, spherical buds that drop from the tree all over our driveway. The outside is soft and there is a large, hard nut inside.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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richardwasson

Date

September 1, 2015

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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dave-barry

Date

August 30, 2015
Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

doria93

Date

August 29, 2015 03:02 PM PDT

Description

Swallow tail mating

Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

doria93

Date

August 29, 2015 02:42 PM PDT

Description

Swallow tail butterflies trying to mate.

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Jimsonweeds Genus Datura

Observer

richardwasson

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

This looks like a native but was growing in someone's yard. Note the fruiting bodies in the second picture.

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richardwasson

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

Most likely a cynipid wasp.

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richardwasson

Date

August 28, 2015

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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evelynch

Date

August 2, 2015

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hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea

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evelynch

Date

August 2, 2015

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western dogwood Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Redshank Persicaria maculosa

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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devil's beggartick Bidens frondosa

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

Many bees in large patch of White Sweetclover.

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white sweetclover Melilotus albus

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

Large patch full of Honey Bees.

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Duskywings Genus Erynnis

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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California Lady Beetle Coccinella californica

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Blue Elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

Chased off three Western Tiger Swallowtails when it first arrived. Eventually shared with them, mostly.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

Large flock (at least 30) moving around high in trees alongside river.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

isamar

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Found this in the backyard of a suburban home. Large in size, looked like a dead leaf. Can anybody tell me what kind of moth it is and if it is in any way harmful (to pets or plants)? There is an apple tree that sometimes gets codling moths, but it does not look like a codling moth. Will this moth harm the apples?

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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common snowberry Symphoricarpos albus

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

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Oregon Junco Junco hyemalis ssp. oreganus

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

Bath time

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 25, 2015