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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

john8

Date

July 28, 2014 01:45 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

john8

Date

July 28, 2014 01:38 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

john8

Date

July 28, 2014 01:37 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

My first bird photos with my new DSLR camera!

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Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

john8

Date

July 1, 2014 06:24 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

At my house in La Crescenta, CA.

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Green fig beetle Cotinis mutabilis

Observer

afklol

Date

July 3, 2014

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giant swallowtail Papilio cresphontes

Observer

afklol

Date

July 7, 2014

Description

Mature larva

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

afklol

Date

June 26, 2014

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Square

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northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

afklol

Date

June 27, 2014

Description

Fledgling

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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hillside gooseberry Ribes californicum

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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Square

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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Square

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shortpod mustard Hirschfeldia incana

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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Square

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southern pacific rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

afklol

Date

June 7, 2014

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

john8

Date

June 27, 2012 12:06 PM PDT

Description

With Brewer's Blackbird.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

john8

Date

May 27, 2010 04:45 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female at right, with two Brown-headed Cowbirds at feeder.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

john8

Date

June 1, 2012 05:26 PM PDT

Description

Female Mallard with White-faced Ibis.

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

June 1, 2014

Description

was walking towards a laurel sumac (malosma laurina) between forest and scrub borders. startled by its presence on the ground. made no sounds or movements. just lying on the ground near a side trail to the forest. slightly hidden by a field of shortpod mustard (brassicus geniculata) and dried grass from the genus of Bromus. individual and many scrubs of california sagebrushes (artemisia californica) are nearby. dirt, soil covered its head and face. black ants were also crawling on and over its head. tip of its tail was slightly inside a small hole. it must have died after emerging from the ground.

a bird was on the ground looking for seeds in the dried field. it made popping sounds while eating. it walked around the location freely indifferent or unaware of the snake.

time was 0841 h. weather was full sun, sunny, no clouds.

returned to location two days later on 2014-06-03 at 1008 h. it was gone, missing. no traces.

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laurel sumac Malosma laurina

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

June 3, 2014

Description

this plant grows as a tree out in the open with scrubs. scrubs that surrounds this tree includes, california scalebroom (lepidospartum squamatum), california sagebrush (artemisia californica), california buckwheat (eriogonum fasciculatum) and yucca (hesperoyucca whipplei). there are also dried moss and dried grass from the genus bromus on the ground. this side of the tree is facing the morning sun towards the east. time was 0839 h. weather was full sun, sunny, no clouds.

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Western Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

this plant grows along the main trail with california sagebrush (artemisia californica) as one scrub. it is fruiting with green leaves. other poison oak in the area have leaves that are turning red. this plant will also change too.

time was 1130 h. weather was dark and cloudy, gloomy.

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White Sage Salvia apiana

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

this plant grows in soil that sinks into the earth. other plants that grows around this location with the same soil include, mexican elderberry (sambucus mexicana), coast live oak (quercus agrifolia), california buckwheat (eriogonum fasciculatum), shortpod mustard (brassicus geniculata), coast prickly pear (opuntia littoralis), california mugwort (artemisia douglasiana), white horehound (marrubium vulgare) and chapparal honeysuckle (lonicera interrupta).

this plant is flowering. black ants were climbing on the flowering stems.

have only seen two more of this plant in two different locations. this plant is away from the main trail.

time was 1124 h. weather was dark and cloudy, gloomy.

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Deerweed Acmispon glaber

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

this plant grows along the main trail. another two of this plant also grows along the main trail. they are all parallel to the trail.
this plant grows wildly with flowering stems extending everywhere and onto the trail.

time was 0822 h. weather was dark and cloudy, gloomy.

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Square

What

California Sagebrush Artemisia californica

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

this plant grows as a scrub with brickle bush (brickellaria california) and poison oak (toxicodendron diversilobum). to the left of this plant there is a coast prickly pear (optunia littoralis), caterpilla phacelia (phacelia cicutaria) california scalebroom (lepidospartum squamatum) and another of this plant.

this plant may be starting to flower.

time was 0848 h. weather was dark and cloudy, gloomy.

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White Horehound Marrubium vulgare

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

this plant grows in small clusters on the ground. several paces away, california mugwort (artemisia californica) also grows in clusters. shortpod mustard (brassicus geniculata) sparsely grow here and there. dried grass from the family bromus are abundantly present in some locations.

dried leaves on the ground fall from the coast live oak (quercus agrifolia). this plant receives some shade above from the oak's branching ends.

time was 1103 h. weather was dark and cloudy, gloomy.

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White Alder Alnus rhombifolia

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 29, 2014

Description

this plant has female catkins.

its leaves when chewed bleeds an orange-red sap that is astringent in taste. its twigs when cut also bleeds an orange-red sap. when the sap is dried, its color looks like blood.

time was 1130 h. weather was full sun, sunny, no clouds. sun was above.

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Square

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

May 27, 2014

Description

saw this plant three times on three non-consecutive days with different blooming flowers. once on 5/22, 5/27 and 6/10.

for 5/27: time was 0826 h. weather was full sun, sunny, no clouds. temperature was 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

this plant faces towards the south. it receives partial to full sunlight depending on the path of the sun.

this plant grows with california sagebrush (artemisia californica) along the main trail.

if walking from the start of the trail at the parking lots towards this plant, it is noticeable.

if walking from the end of the trail at the waterfalls towards this plant, it is unnoticeable even hidden.

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Square

What

White Mulberry Morus alba

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

June 4, 2014

Description

this plant grows on the bottom of the mountain.

this plant is fruiting. the berries are edible. there may be medicinal uses for the leaves and barks.

this plant can be confused with the big leaf maple (acer macrophyllum) because its leaves have different shapes when they are young to mature. mature leaves of this plant resemble the shape of maple leaves. it also have a smooth underside much like maple. maples also grow in this location.

the underside of the leaves of the western sycamore (platanus racemos) is fuzzy. sycamore does not grow in this location.

california bay (umbellularia californica), sticky snakeroot (ageratina adenophora) and poison oak (toxicodendron diversilobum) grow on the upper mountain slopes in this location.

live canyon oak (quercus chrysolepis) and big leaf maple (acer macrophyllum) grow on the lower mountain slopes in this location.

time was 1107 h. weather was sunny with a few clouds in the sky. this plant is in partial sun and shade.

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Chaparral Yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei

Observer

vicky_waikei

Date

June 4, 2014

Description

this plant grows on the lower slope of the north mountain.

california sagebrush (artemisia californica), dodder (cuscuta californica), california buckwheat (eriogonum fasciculatum) and black sage (salvia mellifera) also grow on the lower slope of the mountain surrounding this plant.

california sagebrush (artemisia californica), caterpillar phacelia (phacelia cicutaria) and other plants grow on the bottom of the mountain on the ground.

there are snake holes in the ground in this location.

time was 1225 h. weather was sunny with a few clouds in the sky.

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Ongoing project monitoring the biodiversity of the greater Pasadena area including Eaton Canyon, Hahamongna Watershed Park, the Arroyo Seco, Ernest Debs Park and the adjacent watershed areas.

4818-mini misternatural created this project on February 17, 2012
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