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What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

wdthein

Date

July 7, 2015 02:30 AM PDT

Place

40.7452..., -123.07... (Google, OSM)

Description

Large spider building a web next to a dirt road. Barn Spider?

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What

Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 5, 2015 07:06 PM PDT

Place

Santa Monica, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 5, 2015 04:44 PM PDT

Place

Clover Park, Santa Monica, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 5, 2015 03:57 PM PDT

Place

Clover, Park, Santa Monica, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

June 28, 2015 06:34 PM PDT

Place

Los Altos, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 02:02 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

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What

Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 02:14 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Thought it was a tufted titmouse but looks like they are only in the east. Maybe it is an oak Titmouse?

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What

Crows, Jays, and Magpies Family Corvidae

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 02:11 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

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What

Crescents Genus Phyciodes

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 01:35 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Looks like a pearl crescent, but didn't bring my book with me.

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What

Pond Slider Trachemys scripta

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 02:22 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

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What

Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl Family Anatidae

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 02:02 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Kind of look like mallards but not sure if they look different in CA.

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What

Calilena angelena

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 7, 2010

Place

San Benito County Historical Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Male and female found in the same web mass under an old log. Both were collected and after some guidance the female was identified as C. angelena using Chamberlin and Ivie's 1941 revision.

The clincher was the long scape (or stylus in Chamberlin and Ivie 1941) on the epigynum - a defining feature of the genus. It was very close to both C. restricta and C. angelena, but the stylus is white in restricta and dark in angelena. C. angelena has also been found in California while restricta has not (supporting point).
According to the revision, members of this genus are very close in appearance to Agelenopsis, requiring a detailed look at the spider's reproductive structures to distinguish them. Interestingly, the male has never been formally described.

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 01:31 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

West Coast Monarch - Male on milkweed

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What

Perching Birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 01:18 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

saw this bird quite often in California.

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What

Alloniscus perconvexus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 7, 2010

Place

Salinas River State Beach (Google, OSM)

Description

Commonly found buried in the sand under kelp and driftwood above the high tide line. Ventral view shows diagnostic long and divided uropods. Identified using the Tree Of Life Guide to the Marine Isopods of California:

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Hummingbirds Family Trochilidae

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 01:14 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Another hummingbird but not sure if same as the other I posted.

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What

Hummingbirds Family Trochilidae

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 01:15 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

I saw a lot of hummingbirds but not sure if they are all the same or not. This one has a reddish spot on top of head.

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What

Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 12:48 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

Description

gulf fritillary

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What

Western Rattlesnake

Observer

merlin1011

Date

March 9, 2012

Place

34.1016..., -118.51... (Google, OSM)

Description

On Sullivan Ridge, Santa Monica Mountains

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What

Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 6, 2015 12:52 PM CDT

Place

Heather Farms, Walnut Creek CA (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Rattlesnake

Observer

merlin1011

Date

March 9, 2012 03:00 PM PST

Place

34.0917..., -118.52... (Google, OSM)

Description

Biking on Sullivan Ridge

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What

western rattlesnake

Observer

merlin1011

Date

March 9, 2012

Place

34.0895..., -118.52... (Google, OSM)

Description

Western Rattlesnake on Sullivan Ridge, Santa Monica Mountains.

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What

California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 4, 2015

Place

Park Blvd, Joshua Tree National Park (Google, OSM)

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Brittlebushes Genus Encelia

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 4, 2015

Place

Berdoo Canyon Rd, Joshua Tree National Park (Google, OSM)

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 4, 2015

Place

Berdoo Canyon Rd, Joshua Tree National Park (Google, OSM)
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 4, 2015

Place

Berdoo Canyon Rd, Joshua Tree National Park (Google, OSM)

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What

desert recluse Loxosceles deserta

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 10, 2009

Place

Panoche Valley (Google, OSM)

Description

Several Desert Recluses (species identity based on range) were seen under rocks in the Panoche Valley over an hour of searching. This one appears to be a pregnant female.

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What

Flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 4, 2015

Place

Berdoo Canyon Rd, Joshua Tree National Park (Google, OSM)

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Genus Eriophyllum

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:20 PM PDT

Place

37.7465..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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Genus Dudleya

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:16 PM PDT

Place

37.7449..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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spikemosses Genus Selaginella

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:10 PM PDT

Place

37.7460..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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Mint Family Family Lamiaceae

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:02 PM PDT

Place

37.7451..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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What

Desert Horned Lizard Phrynosoma platyrhinos

Observer

gregwatson

Date

July 6, 2015 07:26 PM PDT

Place

35.5604..., -117.66... (Google, OSM)

Description

Mating horned lizards

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:19 PM PDT

Place

37.7461..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:13 PM PDT

Place

37.7461..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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Big Berry Manzanita Arctostaphylos glauca

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:09 PM PDT

Place

37.7460..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:09 PM PDT

Place

37.7461..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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California brickellbush Brickellia californica

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 05:07 PM PDT

Place

37.7455..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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cliffbrakes Genus Pellaea

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 04:58 PM PDT

Place

37.7448..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

Description

The one with nipples. Accidentally added another photo

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Honeysuckles Genus Lonicera

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 04:57 PM PDT

Place

37.7446..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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What

California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 04:54 PM PDT

Place

37.7444..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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What

Canyon Live Oak Quercus chrysolepis

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 04:51 PM PDT

Place

37.7441..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2015 04:49 PM PDT

Place

37.7443..., -119.60... (Google, OSM)

Description

Actually a bit to s

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What

Antrodiaetus riversi

Observer

rjadams55

Date

January 16, 2012

Place

Armstrong Woods State Reserve (Google, OSM)

Description

This turret is the burrow entrance for the California Turret Spider Antrodiaetus riversi (family Antrodiaetidae). These were found along the East Ridge Trail at Armstrong Woods State Park in Sonoma Co., CA. This makes them part of the "Bay Area clade", a genetically distinct group of turret spiders found through the Coast Range mountains from Santa Cruz County to southern Humboldt County.

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Mantids Family Mantidae

Observer

matthew_salkiewicz

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge,Calipatria, California (Google, OSM)

Description

Hanging out on an air conditioning unit.

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What

foothill sedge Carex tumulicola

Observer

bretthall

Date

March 9, 2015 05:08 PM PDT

Place

36.9839..., -122.06... (Google, OSM)