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Morning-glory Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla

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timbir5

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October 21, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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muir

Date

October 23, 2014 08:28 AM EDT

Description

Capitol ducks

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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muir

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October 16, 2014 07:56 AM EDT

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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cullen

Date

October 18, 2014 10:14 AM CDT
Fungi

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Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

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cullen

Date

October 18, 2014 09:55 AM CDT

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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cullen

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October 18, 2014 09:51 AM CDT
Ray-finned Fishes

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Ray-finned Fishes Class Actinopterygii

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mhyden

Date

October 20, 2014 04:45 PM EDT

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Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

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mhyden

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October 20, 2014 04:32 PM EDT

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Lotus

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mhyden

Date

October 20, 2014 04:36 PM EDT

Description

Lotus pods

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Sphinx Moths Family Sphingidae

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timbir5

Date

September 10, 2014 12:14 PM EDT

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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amandaandmike

Date

October 18, 2014 09:19 AM EDT

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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timbir5

Date

October 15, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

Description

On outside of lab building

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Leopard Slug Limax maximus

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csavy

Date

September 25, 2014

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Garter Snakes Genus Thamnophis

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.