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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

sylvie

Date

October 31, 2014 10:55 PM PDT

Place

37.7002..., -122.44... (Google, OSM)

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Genus Largus

Observer

sylvie

Date

October 31, 2014 10:38 PM PDT

Place

37.7004..., -122.44... (Google, OSM)

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Emerald Moths and Allies Family Geometridae

Observer

dpom

Date

October 31, 2014 09:02 PM PDT

Place

191–399 Madrid Ave, El Granada, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Superfamily Pyraloidea

Observer

dpom

Date

October 31, 2014 09:03 PM PDT

Place

191–399 Madrid Ave, El Granada, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Fly Amanita Amanita muscaria

Observer

dreierj

Date

October 31, 2014

Place

Olympia, WA (Google, OSM)

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sulphur tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

Observer

dreierj

Date

October 26, 2014

Place

Olequa Creek tributary area, Lewis Co., WA (Google, OSM)

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

Observer

hammett2

Date

October 28, 2014

Place

The Evergreen State College (Google, OSM)

Description

Delicate, palmately branched, leaves few or solitary from stout (3-5 mm thick), scaly rhizomes, but form colonies in suitable habitats. Leaves lustrous, dark-brown to purplish-black, erect stipes 15-60 cm tall, the top of the leaf stalk divided into 2 and these divisions divided again; blade 10-40 cm across, set nearly parallel to the ground; each leaflet with oblong or fan-shaped ultimate segments smooth and flat on the lower margin and cleft into ragged, rectangular lobes on the upper margin.

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Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

hammett2

Date

October 27, 2014

Place

The Evergreen State College (Google, OSM)

Description

Large, often multi-stemmed, to 35m tall; young bark green and smooth, older bark grey-brown, ridged, and often covered with mosses, lichens, and ferns. Opposite, deciduous, 5-lobed maple leaves, 15-30 cm across, dark green above, paler below, turning yellow in the autumn; leaf stalk exudes milky juice when cut.

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Tall Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium

Observer

danielleflock

Date

October 31, 2014 12:02 PM PDT

Place

The Evergreen State College (Google, OSM)

Description

Has fewer leaflets (5-9) than it's cousin the Dull Oregon Grape. More rugged in appearance. The holly-like leaves make an excellent barrier hedge. The plant grows by spreading from underground roots. Bright yellow clustered flowers followed by purple fruits. Blooms in spring.

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Order Polypodiales

Observer

danielleflock

Date

October 31, 2014 12:02 PM PDT

Place

The Evergreen State College (Google, OSM)

Description

Fronds, clustered, erect and spreading, to 2 meters tall; rhizomes stout, ascending to erect, covered with scales and old leaf stalk bases.

Leaves: Stipes short, fragile, scaly at the base, much shorter than the blades; blades narrowly to broadly lance-shaped, tapering at both ends (with a diamond-shaped profile), 2-3 times pinnate; leaflets 20-40 pairs, upper and lower ones progressively reduced; ultimate segments toothed or lobed.

Sori: Elongate and curved, oblong to horseshoe-shaped; indusium also elongate and curved, attached on 1 side, with hairs and teeth, soon shrivelling.

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Western redcedar Thuja plicata

Observer

danielleflock

Date

October 31, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

Place

The Evergreen State College (Google, OSM)

Description

Large tree up to 60 meters tall, with drooping leader; mature trees often fluted and buttressed at base; branches tend to spread or droop slightly and then turn upward (J-shaped); branchlets spraylike, strongly flattened horizontally; bark grey to reddish brown, tearing off in long fibrous strips; wood aromatic.

Leaves: Scale-like, opposite pairs in 4 rows, the leaves in one pair folded, the leaves in the other not, closely pressed to stem in overlapping shingled arrangement that looks like a flattened braid; glossy yellowish green, turning brown and shedding on branches 3-4 years old.

Cones: Pollen cones minute, numerous, reddish; seed cones with 8-12 scales, egg-shaped, about 1 cm long, in loose clusters, green when immature, becoming brown, woody and turned upward; seeds winged.

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

October 30, 2014

Place

Fruit Valley neighborhood, Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington (Google, OSM)

Description

This one displaying a mixture of "Red-shafted" and "Yellow-shafted" characteristics.

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Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

October 30, 2014

Place

Fruit Valley neighborhood, Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington (Google, OSM)

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Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

October 26, 2014

Place

Methow Valley near Lost River Airport, Okanogan Co., Washington (Google, OSM)

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common sowthistle Sonchus oleraceus

Observer

pbstark

Date

October 31, 2014 01:20 PM PDT

Place

1425 Henry St, Berkeley, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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common yarrow Achillea millefolium ssp. alpicola

Observer

pbstark

Date

October 31, 2014 01:19 PM PDT

Place

1425 Henry St, Berkeley, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

barbarasteuart

Date

October 30, 2014 05:55 PM PDT

Place

2667–2695 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On the path at claremont canyon regional preserve.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

barbarasteuart

Date

October 24, 2014 03:22 PM PDT

Place

94563, Orinda, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Part of its wing is missing but it could still fly!

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Moth of some sort

Observer

barbarasteuart

Date

October 24, 2014 03:47 PM PDT

Place

94563, Orinda, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Incredibly well camouflaged!

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Rolly polly

Observer

barbarasteuart

Date

October 30, 2014 06:02 PM PDT

Place

2667–2695 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A lonesome rolly polly.

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Andricus quercuscalifornicus

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 29, 2014

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

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Andricus quercuscalifornicus

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 29, 2014

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

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Something...

Observer

trelam

Date

October 31, 2014 03:36 PM PDT

Place

47.0710..., -122.97... (Google, OSM)

Description

A brown fungus that is growing out of the soil. It is dark brown fading to gray brown. It has little to no stipe. It is very flaky on both sides. Weather: 65F, party sunny sky.

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Aphids and ant

Observer

barbarasteuart

Date

October 24, 2014 02:42 PM PDT

Place

Grizzly Peak Blvd, Orinda, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

At sibley vilcanic regional preserve. I found these underneath a willow leaf next to the path leading away from the old tunnel road. stsstaging area.

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Caterpillar

Observer

barbarasteuart

Date

October 24, 2014 03:02 PM PDT

Place

94563, Orinda, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Hundreds if caterpillars devouring French Broom bushes.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

senator-blutarski

Date

October 31, 2014 03:27 PM PDT

Place

CA-4 E, Martinez, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Several. Airing their wings on light poles after rain

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

senator-blutarski

Date

October 31, 2014 03:25 PM PDT

Place

CA-4 E, Martinez, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Family Cynipidae

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 26, 2014

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Cynipid wasp gall on Douglas fir branch

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Tiger Beetles Subfamily Cicindelinae

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 26, 2014

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

tiger beetle burrow and bits of soil flicked out by larva

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Red Tree Vole Arborimus longicaudus

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Red tree vole feeding sign on resin ducts of Douglas fir. These ducts blew out of a nest during a windstorm and were found below the tree on the path.

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Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 31, 2014 02:54 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Perched on pole at pole field

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coast mole Scapanus orarius

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 27, 2014

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Coast mole skull found under an old sheet of plywood at the edge of a field. The skull was inside a small ball of grass, which looked like a vole's nest, but no scats or other bones were in the grass ball. Just this old skull.

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 31, 2014 02:10 PM PDT

Place

2717–2751 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Observer

beartracker

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

gray fox mandible - note that the lower part is broken off

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Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 31, 2014 02:16 PM PDT

Place

1901 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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american raven Corvus corax

Observer

dave-barry

Date

October 29, 2014

Place

Jenner Headlands Preserve (Google, OSM)

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Acer circinatum

Observer

ericacronin13

Date

October 30, 2014 12:12 PM PDT

Place

47.0724..., -122.97... (Google, OSM)

Description

Small tree with small lobed leaves. Leaves multicolored due to seasonal change. Lobes palmately lobed and serrated edges.

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Mahonia aquifolium

Observer

ericacronin13

Date

October 31, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Place

47.0722..., -122.97... (Google, OSM)

Description

4 feet tall. Leathery texture, leaves look very similar to holly. There are intensely serrated leaf edges. Very defined mid-vein.

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Aphelocoma californica

Observer

npesc

Date

October 30, 2014

Place

Side of the road (Google, OSM)

Description

10/30/2014 4:45 PM

It was late afternoon and the sun was hitting everything at a steep angle, it had been partly cloudy all day but now it seemed mostly sunny but cool about 60f. I have observed before that in this area all the birds seem to come out in the late afternoon so i made an effort to be available during this time. I was sitting on the edge go a small orchard the fruit growing there on small trees was yellow and i am not familiar with it. I spotted Aphelocoma californica also known western scrub-jays. They seem to be intentionally staying in proximity to each other, one would perch in the tree wile the other moved over the ground pecking at it, then the one on the ground would fly up to the tree and the one on the tree would take the others spot on the ground, this trading of places happened 10 -15 times. I assume they where eating something but when I tried to move closer they flew away. A careful inspection of the ground did not reveal anything to my eyes.
Later on my walk home I obseverd another pair of scrub-jays kind of leapfrogging up and down a tree. I wonder i scrub-jays always move in Pairs?

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Genus Bembix

Observer

abr

Date

July 12, 2014

Place

Abbotts Lagoon (Google, OSM)

Description

Some of the wasps in this area had white abdomens, and some, like this one, had yellow abdomens. Not sure if they are the same species or two different ones.

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Arbutus menziesii

Observer

rustyniknax

Date

October 29, 2014

Place

the evergreen state college olympia wa (Google, OSM)

Description

distinctive orange to red smooth peeled bark, cool gnarled growth habit, dark green waxy leaves. bears small orange to red fruits in clusters in fall. evergreen.

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Genus Sphex

Observer

abr

Date

July 12, 2014 02:19 PM PDT

Place

Abbotts Lagoon (Google, OSM)

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Sand Wasps Genus Bembix

Observer

abr

Date

July 12, 2014 02:01 PM PDT

Place

Abbotts Lagoon (Google, OSM)

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Beetle Order Coleoptera

Observer

abr

Date

July 12, 2014 02:01 PM PDT

Place

Point Reyes National Seashore (Google, OSM)

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river otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

abr

Date

July 12, 2014 01:14 PM PDT

Place

Point Reyes National Seashore (Google, OSM)

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Family Largidae

Observer

abr

Date

July 11, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Place

Pt Reyes (Google, OSM)

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Speyeria zerene ssp. myrtleae

Observer

abr

Date

July 11, 2014 11:51 AM PDT

Place

Point Reyes National Seashore (Google, OSM)

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

artger24

Date

October 25, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Place

Millersylvania State Park, Olympia, WA, US (Google, OSM)

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

dave-barry

Date

October 31, 2014 04:03 AM PDT

Place

Binkley Elementary School, Santa Rosa, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Amanita muscaria

Observer

megmats

Date

October 29, 2014

Place

Westcrest Park (Google, OSM)