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vagrant grasshopper Schistocerca nitens

Observer

naturespotter

Date

April 15, 2014 09:00 AM PDT

Description

Mating behavior (smaller individual is the male). Individuals collected on site and maintained in Museum's nature Lab. Photo by James Bryant

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northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

naturespotter

Date

April 15, 2014 09:23 AM PDT

Description

Adults seen tending a nest and fledgling. Nest photo from April 8. Photos by Katrina Tilden

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What

American crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 13, 2014 04:05 PM PDT

Description

Adults chasing a hawk through tall trees.

jbryant Project curator ID

Corvus brachyrhynchos

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Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 13, 2014 03:50 PM PDT

Description

Adult male seeking insects among shrubs; two distinct stripes on side of head, one above and one below solid black cheek area; black streaks along flanks visible below wings and against white belly feathers. Dark grey back.

jbryant Project curator ID

Setophaga townsendi

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No photos or sounds

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hooded oriole Icterus cucullatus

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 13, 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Description

Adult male on wires

jbryant Project curator ID

Icterus cucullatus

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No photos or sounds

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giant swallowtail Papilio cresphontes

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 13, 2014 03:45 PM PDT

Description

Adult soaring among trees; first of the season at this location.

jbryant Project curator ID

Papilio cresphontes

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No photos or sounds

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 5, 2014 09:10 AM PDT

Description

Adult bird singing from edge plantings along street.

jbryant Project curator ID

Melospiza melodia

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No photos or sounds

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acorn woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 5, 2014 09:05 AM PDT

Description

Adult birds calling and flying among Washingtonia robusta palms.

jbryant Project curator ID

Melanerpes formicivorus

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Pacific-Slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis

Observer

naturespotter

Date

May 30, 2012

Description

Adult sitting on nest in Ficus tree. Identification by Kimball Garrett (NHMLAC) and Curtis Marantz. Photo submitted by Mike Gardner

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northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

naturespotter

Date

May 7, 2012 05:50 PM PDT

Description

Photo submitted by Mike Gardner

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white-lined sphinx moth Hyles lineata

Observer

naturespotter

Date

April 6, 2014

Description

Adult moth at exterior light sconce. Photo by Jacquie Unitt

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slender crab spider Genus Tibellus

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 6, 2014 10:25 PM PST

Description

Photo by Andrew Reyes

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lesser goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

jbryant

Date

April 5, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Male bird singing in palo verde and western redbud trees.

jbryant Project curator ID

Spinus psaltria

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Ceibas Genus Ceiba

Observer

suezque

Date

April 6, 2014

Description

This seed puff was in my backyard today.

jbryant Project curator ID

Genus Ceiba

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granite spiny lizard Sceloporus orcutti

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

Male adult. Photo by Lisa Chase

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great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 27, 2014 07:30 PM PDT

Description

Adult bird standing on a roof top. Photo by Gail

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sharp-shinned hawk Accipiter striatus

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 9, 2014 02:37 PM PDT

Description

Appears to be an immature bird, but with straight edge to terminus of tail feathers and broad banding as field characters distinguishing it from Cooper's hawk. Photos by Lawrence Hanfland

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 27, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Adult female foraging in shrubs

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 27, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Adult bird foraging through shrubs and palm trees.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 27, 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Adult birds feeding in shrubs.

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 21, 2014 09:49 AM PDT

Description

Identification by botanist Andrew Sanders, UC-Riverside Herbarium. Photo by Alisa Sramala-Dawson

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Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 17, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

Seedlings emerging from bottom of dry pond. Identification by UC-Riverside botanists Andrew Sanders and Arlee Montalvo. Photo by Barbara Iyer

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yellow bells Tecoma stans

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 24, 2014 03:30 PM PDT

Description

A sample of foliage, flower and fruit. Per photographer, "It is the size of a tree but appears to be a bush. It is growing here in Riverside." Photo by Elizabeth Miller

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Johnson Jumper Phidippus johnsoni

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 22, 2014

Description

Observed in the Tequesquite Community Garden. Photo by Tom Donahue.

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Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

Observer

papilionoidea

Date

July 31, 2012

jbryant Project curator ID

Geococcyx californianus

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

jbryant

Date

March 22, 2014 05:20 PM PDT

Description

Adult bird bathing repeatedly in shallow puddle in urban garden.

jbryant Project curator ID

Thryomanes bewickii

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jbryant

Date

March 23, 2014 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Adult soaring through urban garden planted with some milkweed (Asclepias currisavica).

jbryant Project curator ID

Danaus plexippus

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 20, 2014

Description

Appears to be a juvenile. Photo by Sponberg.

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grass spider Family Agelenidae

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 20, 2014 06:21 PM PDT

Description

Photo by Hope Olvera

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

naturespotter

Date

March 17, 2014 03:22 PM PDT

Description

Adult snake crossing a street (safely). Photo by Katrina Tilden.

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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.

6869-mini jbryant created this project on June 19, 2013
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