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House Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Observer

amandaandmike

Date

October 18, 2014 09:19 AM EDT

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 15, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

Description

On outside of lab building

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Leopard Slug Limax maximus

Observer

csavy

Date

September 25, 2014

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Garter Snakes Genus Thamnophis

Observer

lm8572

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Snake was preparing to shed it's skin so eye's were completely clouded over and it release a potent musk from it's body when held.

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Observer

lm8572

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Very furry body that plays a role in pollination.

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lm8572

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Relatively large bodied bee that has a completely black abdomen with a single black dot in the center of it's thorax.

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Observer

lm8572

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Plant expresses small purple flowers with very small petals. Pollinators seem to be especially fond of them.

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Observer

lm8572

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Chilli peppers were a variety of shades between orange and purple. They did not taste very hot but did have the characteristic watery pepper flavor.

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Observer

lm8572

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Plant leaves are smooth and soft. As if one stuffed a really thick Ziploc bag with jelly. The edges of the leaves are also jagged and sharp.

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Observer

lm8572

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Leaves undulate along the edges but do not make sharp edges. Holes were prevalent due to leaf miners.

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Walking Sticks Family Phasmatidae

Observer

lm8572

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Creature is brown and moves in a relatively slow and jerky manner. Legs fall off readily so handle with care. Beyond that, it generally resembles a stick.

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lm8572

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

In caterpillar stage this insect's brown body is covered in a white fur with two black horn like protrusions at both ends of it's body.

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common persimmon Diospyros virginiana

Observer

lm8572

Date

August 29, 2014

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English Holly Ilex aquifolium

Observer

lm8572

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

This plant's leaves have a smooth feel with a glossy appearance. The edges of the leaves also undulate in sharp points.

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Common Pawpaw Asimina triloba

Observer

lm8572

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

Plant has very smooth leaves on both sides with smooth oval edges.

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Common Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

Observer

hsynn

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Urban city setting, on the street where people pass by. Many cars and pedestrians around. Planted in front front of the GWU psychology building.
Great smell! Planted for biodiversity in our campus.

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

paulpiccotti

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This milkweed seed was attached to the wings of a bee collected in a pan trap. The seed is small and red. Two white petals are attached to the seed, giving the overall structure a Y shape, with the seed making up the bottom of the Y and the petals extending out.

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House Fly Musca domestica

Observer

paulpiccotti

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This organism was collected in a small colored pan trap filled with water containing blue Dawn dish detergent. The traps were meant to capture bees, and were scattered around campus of The George Washington University.

Observations: Jet black body. Three legs on each side. Large red compound eyes. Slightly reflective body gives it a rainbow tinge.

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Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

Observer

paulpiccotti

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This organism was collected in a small colored pan trap filled with water containing blue Dawn dish detergent. The traps were meant to capture bees, and were scattered around campus of The George Washington University.

Observations: very small, need to use microscope or hand lens to see clearly. Black and brown body. Appears to have a stinger. A milkweed seed is stuck to its wing.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

paulpiccotti

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This organism was collected in a small colored pan trap filled with water containing blue Dawn dish detergent. The traps were meant to capture bees, and were scattered around campus of The George Washington University.

Observations: Large body. Black segmented thorax. Front end of body and head entirely covered with yellow hairs.

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Soldier Flies Family Stratiomyidae

Observer

paulpiccotti

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This organism was collected in a small colored pan trap filled with water containing blue Dawn dish detergent. The traps were meant to capture bees, and were scattered around campus of The George Washington University.

Observations: small, and mosquito-like. Difficult to see without a hand lens or microscope. Large compound eyes. Yellow-orange tinted reflective body.

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paulpiccotti

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Habitat: Found on a leaf growing on one of the lower branches of a Mongolian Oak tree. The branch faced directly towards the Anacostia River, and was the lowerest branch to face this direction.

Observations: Very small, <1mm. Small black head. Black and grey body.

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paulpiccotti

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Habitat: Found on a leaf of a Mongolian Oak tree. The leaf was on one of the lowest branches, facing upstream in reference to the Anacostia River.

Observations: Small black head. Yellow-White body. About 1mm in length.

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

hsynn

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

GWU (Google, OSM)

Description

Found in urban setting, on a busy street next to Monroe Hall in 21st and I st.

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paulpiccotti

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Habitat: On an oak leaf deep in the forest of the arboretum. I entered the forest from the small parking lot where the foot trail begins, and walked west until I came to this location.

Observations: long legs curved at the end with joints. Narrow, slim upper body. Thick lower body. Triangular head.

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paulpiccotti

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Habitat: A small clearing along the riverside in an otherwise densely forested area. Tree stands alone to the right of a dock extending out into the Anacostia river.

Observations: Leaves long and lobed. Leaf color ranges from red-brown to dark green. Leaves tough and leathery. Leaf lobes end in "teethed" points.

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paulpiccotti

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Habitat: The area was inside the National Arboretum, and densely forested. The forest was a native oak and hickory type. The tree is at the top of a small hill entering heavily forested area from the small parking lot, with the parking lot entrance to the right a and footpath to the left.

Observations: shallow lobed leaves, deep green color. Brown-grey bark. Leaves have one main vein that branches many times.

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layymkayy

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

This is my voucher for the Linden American Basswood. The leaves have some damage from herbivores that have enjoyed this leafy meal. There is also some excretions, eggs, and brown spots on these leaves. You can see the white discoloration that has come from the drying out of the leaves. The underside is a lighter shade of green than the side you see here. There are six main veins in the leaves which branch into many other veins.

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layymkayy

Date

August 29, 2014 03:45 PM EDT

Description

This is my voucher of the Redbull tree. There are five main veins on this leaf, and you can see the white discoloration on the sides of the leaf. This tree was about 8 meters in height and was situated in a grassy area alongside neighboring trees. The underside of the leaves are slightly lighter in color than what you see here.

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layymkayy

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

This is my voucher for the White Oak tree. The leaves are dry here and are darker than when they were found. However, there are also spots of discoloration as seen on the top left parts of the leaves resulting from storage in my field notebook. There is a main vein going down the center of the leaf, with other prominent veins separating from the main one into each lobe. This tree was found in a grassy area and the trunk was very thick. There are many acorns (of a lime green color) topped by small wooden caps.