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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

jbryant

Date

July 30, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile birds hiding among shrubs.

jbryant Project curator ID

Mimus polyglottos

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Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Geococcyx californianus

Observer

nshirkey

Date

July 27, 2014 08:05 AM PDT

jbryant Project curator ID

Geococcyx californianus

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 19, 2014 02:46 PM PDT

Description

Adult bug. Photo by Jessica McIntyre

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What

Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

jbryant

Date

July 19, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Apparent feeding behavior between birds.

jbryant Project curator ID

Corvus corax

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What

Solanum retroflexum x burbankii Solanum nigrum

Observer

stacyolney

Date

July 17, 2014 05:14 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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.

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bagrada bug Bagrada hilaris

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 14, 2014 05:45 PM PDT

Description

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

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 15, 2014 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Photo by Kyle

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 14, 2014 01:51 PM PDT

Description

Dead, adult beetle. Photo by Carol Heller

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Giant swallowtail Papilio cresphontes

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 14, 2014 01:51 PM PDT

Description

Larva. Photo by Rebecca Konegen.

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 14, 2014 12:28 PM PDT

Description

Photo by Cheree Duarte

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 14, 2014 02:19 PM PDT

Description

Adult in web. Photo by Kathy Pitchford

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Observer

helenwsung

Date

July 10, 2014 09:35 AM PDT

Description

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.

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What

Granite Spiny Lizard Sceloporus orcutti

Observer

helenwsung

Date

July 10, 2014 08:52 AM PDT

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What

Granite Spiny Lizard Sceloporus orcutti

Observer

helenwsung

Date

July 10, 2014 09:13 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

jbryant

Date

July 14, 2014 07:00 AM PDT

Description

Fledgling towhee being fed by parents.

jbryant Project curator ID

Melozone crissalis

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

jbryant

Date

July 12, 2014 01:00 PM PDT

Description

Downy fledgling jays bathing in lawn sprinklers. Observed by Judy Bryant

jbryant Project curator ID

Aphelocoma californica

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

jbryant

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

Adult birds foraging across a lawn.

jbryant Project curator ID

Turdus migratorius

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Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 8, 2014 07:30 AM PDT

Description

Larva. Photo by Carol Heller

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southern alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 6, 2014 07:38 PM PDT

Description

Photo by Ceceilia

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bagrada bug Bagrada hilaris

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 7, 2014 10:18 PM PDT

Description

Adult insect, found in swimming pool. Photo by Carol Heller.

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Tarantula Hawks Genus Pepsis

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 3, 2014 08:43 PM PDT

Description

Adult searching along the ground. Photo by Cecelia

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What

Scorpions Order Scorpiones

Observer

naturespotter

Date

July 2, 2014 07:26 AM PDT

Description

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".

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Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

jbryant

Date

June 29, 2014 04:15 PM PDT

Description

Adult insect only slightly more than one inch long.

jbryant Project curator ID

Family Asilidae

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

jbryant

Date

June 25, 2014 06:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult pursuing songbirds near bird bath.

jbryant Project curator ID

Accipiter cooperii

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

helenwsung

Date

June 24, 2014 12:11 PM PDT

Description

Female 7 cm svl, 2 cm FL, 5.4 tail regeneration from base. Partial shade on house wall horizontal about 1m from ground.

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

helenwsung

Date

June 21, 2014 09:20 AM PDT

Description

Male yellow-throated, found on rock ~30 cm off ground in full sun

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What

Granite Spiny Lizard Sceloporus orcutti

Observer

helenwsung

Date

June 21, 2014 08:43 AM PDT

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What

northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

jbryant

Date

June 24, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile being fed by adults.

jbryant Project curator ID

Mimus polyglottos

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What

Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

naturespotter

Date

June 24, 2014

Description

Juvenile, found on a ridge north of the arroyo. Photo by Steve Mains

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

naturespotter

Date

June 24, 2014

Description

Appears to be a melanistic male: could be S. occidentalis. Photo by Steve Mains

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