Juvenile birds hiding among shrubs.
Apparent feeding behavior between birds.
Common Names: Wonderberry or Sunberry. Dull berries, leaves have green undersides, berries in a tight alternating bunch, leaves slightly velveted.
This is a volunteer growing in a tomato bed. It is about 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Found "on Magnolia Ave about 200 yards east of Lincoln Street all over the vegetation in the easement next to the sidewalk. Both north and south side of Magnolia. It was definitely an infestation....literally thousands of them". Photo by Joey Haas
The picture is not very clear because it's so far, but on the left was actually a S. Occidentalis and the right was a S. Orcutti. I tried to take a closer picture but they ran before I could.
Fledgling towhee being fed by parents.
Downy fledgling jays bathing in lawn sprinklers. Observed by Judy Bryant
Adult birds foraging across a lawn.
Dead individual found in a home. Photos by Steve Mains. Based on features observable in the ventral view, identification by Lorenzo Prendini (American Museum of Natural History) as "juvenile female P. puritanus".
Adult insect only slightly more than one inch long.
Adult pursuing songbirds near bird bath.
Female 7 cm svl, 2 cm FL, 5.4 tail regeneration from base. Partial shade on house wall horizontal about 1m from ground.
Juvenile being fed by adults.
Field guides are now available in iNaturalist to assist you in identifying your finds! For plants, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/463; for insects, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/950; for mammals, see ...more ↓
Field guides are now available in iNaturalist to assist you in identifying your finds! For plants, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/463; for insects, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/950; for mammals, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/951; for birds, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/497; and for reptiles, amphibians and fish, see http://www.inaturalist.org/guides/953. These guides are not comprehensive, and will expand with time, and your observations!
Riverside Citizen Science seeks to engage our community in observing and documenting Riverside’s natural environment. Observers are welcome to contribute to a growing database of biodiversity records for the City's parks, open spaces and neighborhoods. less ↑