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What

Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

jenny

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

lorton va (Google, OSM)

Description

Bad photo! Sorry! Pretty sure this is some sort of cultivated escapee growing at the shoreline near Mason Neck. Leaves alternate, fuzzy stem, flower about an inch across, and older stamens on the plant suggest that it also produces five-petaled flowers.

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What

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

Observer

dgovoni

Date

September 7, 2014 01:15 PM EDT

Description

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens (Linnaeus, 1766). EAWP. Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.

Cornell: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Wood-pewee/id
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Wood_Pewee
EOL: eol.org/pages/1050260/overview

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What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

dgovoni

Date

September 7, 2014 01:24 PM EDT

Description

Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia (Drury, 1773). Adult female. Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.

Bugguide.net: bugguide.net/node/view/603
EOL: eol.org/pages/131397/overview
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_whitetail

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What

Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon fasciatus

Observer

dgovoni

Date

September 7, 2014 10:35 AM EDT

Description

Common Five-lined Skink, Plestiodon fasciatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Juvenile. Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.

EOL: eol.org/pages/794693/overview
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-tailed_Skink
Virginia DGIF: www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/?s=030004
Virginia Herpetological Society: www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/reptiles/lizards/li...

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What

Big Bluet Enallagma durum

Observer

dgovoni

Date

August 16, 2014 01:57 PM EDT

Description

Big Bluet (Damselfly), Enallagma durum (Hagen, 1861). Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.

Bugguide.net: bugguide.net/node/view/18244
EOL: eol.org/pages/234822/overview

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cstragar

Date

May 5, 2014 05:30 PM EDT

Description

At Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge near the shore in a weedy area land side of the path.

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What

Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

May 10, 2009

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What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 12:25 PM EST

Place

Pohick Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

First osprey of the year.

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 12:27 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Harassing the coots (I think).

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What

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 12:30 PM EST

Place

Pohick Bay (Google, OSM)

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Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 12:31 PM EST

Place

Pohick Bay (Google, OSM)

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What

american robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 12:52 PM EST

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Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 01:07 PM EST

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What

carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 01:17 PM EST

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Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 01:27 PM EST

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What

Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 02:16 PM EST

Description

A small cloud of ground bees investigating the sand in the early spring sun.

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What

golden crowned kinglet Regulus satrapa

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 02:17 PM EST

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What

northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 02:27 PM EST

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

calopteryx

Date

October 20, 2012 12:33 PM EDT

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

October 5, 2012 01:14 PM EDT

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What

Broad-headed Sharpshooter Oncometopia orbona

Observer

muir

Date

March 8, 2014 12:10 PM EST

Description

A leaf hopper? Hundreds of these things were flying around, low to the ground, in the leaf litter and on tree trunks. A warm late winter/early spring day irruption.

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Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 04:35 PM EDT

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What

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 04:35 PM EDT

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What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 03:19 PM EDT

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What

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 03:19 PM EDT

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What

Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 03:19 PM EDT

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Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 03:19 PM EDT

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Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 01:01 PM EDT

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What

Blue-fronted Dancer Argia apicalis

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 01:01 PM EDT

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 3, 2012 01:01 PM EDT