32
taxa
27 plants
2 birds
1 mammal
2 insects
31
31 life list firsts

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What

Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:30 AM MST

Description

These dark spines were really striking

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What

Purple Owl's-Clover Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:32 AM MST

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What

Red Brome Bromus rubens

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:45 AM MST

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What

Mexican Golden Poppy Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:55 AM MST

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What

Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:58 AM MST

Description

First nest I have seen in 2019. Around 80% built. Pair actively building while I watched. Appears around 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule.

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What

Little-leaved Palo Verde Parkinsonia microphylla

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:58 AM MST

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What

Eastern Mojave Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:04 AM MST

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What

Desert Evening Primrose Oenothera primiveris ssp. primiveris

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:08 AM MST

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What

Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:11 AM MST

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What

California Primrose Eulobus californicus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:17 AM MST

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What

Stinknet Oncosiphon piluliferum

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:20 AM MST

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What

Blue Dicks Dichelostemma capitatum

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:45 AM MST

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What

Arizona Pencil Cholla Cylindropuntia arbuscula

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 12:03 PM MST

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What

Buckhorn Cholla Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 12:22 PM MST

Description

What subspecies is this? If buckthorn, I am not used to flowers like this. It seemed off for cane.

Phenology - this was the only individual out of hundreds that had open flowers.

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What

Larkspurs Genus Delphinium

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 12:54 PM MST

Description

I have no idea what this is, but I found this plant to be fascinating. 30-40 cm tall, long flowering stem above highly variable lobed leaves.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 12:56 PM MST

Description

Cones arrayed in clustered whorls, not in pairs as in E. aspera found earlier in the day. Also these were pointed and not orange, versus round orange E. aspera parts.

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What

Scorpionweeds Genus Phacelia

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:05 PM MST

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:05 PM MST

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What

Chain-fruit Cholla Cylindropuntia fulgida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:15 PM MST

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What

Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:15 PM MST

Description

First nest found with eggs in 2019.

From the Birds of North America species account (Tweit 1996):

Two groups of subspecies are visually distinct: eastern T. c. curvirostre group has a lighter breast resulting in more contrast with spots, pale to white wing-bars, and white tail corners ≥7.5 mm long, contrasting with dark outer rectrices. Western T. c. palmeri group has a grayer breast so spots show less contrast, pale buffy or grayish inconspicuous wing-bars, if any, and tail spots ≤6.5 mm long. Elevational range of eastern group extends to 3,000 m; of western group from sea level to about 1,400 m (Phillips 1986a).

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What

Chain-fruit Cholla Cylindropuntia fulgida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:15 PM MST

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What

Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:24 AM HST

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What

Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 10:26 AM HST

Description

long spines

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What

Chain-fruit Cholla Cylindropuntia fulgida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:27 PM MST

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What

Chain-fruit Cholla Cylindropuntia fulgida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:27 PM MST

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What

Arizona Pencil Cholla Cylindropuntia arbuscula

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:29 PM MST

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What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:20 AM HST

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What

Pima Desert Orangetip Anthocharis cethura ssp. pima

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 11:31 AM HST

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What

Buckhorn Cholla Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:15 PM MST

Description

staghorn?

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What

Purple Owl's-Clover Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:16 PM MST

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What

Red Brome Bromus rubens

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:18 PM MST

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What

Common Goldfields Lasthenia gracilis

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:20 PM MST

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What

Branching Phacelia Phacelia ramosissima

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:29 PM MST

Description

reached 50-60 cm tall.

red stems

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What

American Snout Libytheana carinenta

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 12:30 PM HST

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What

Chain-fruit Cholla Cylindropuntia fulgida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:34 PM MST

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What

Mexican Golden Poppy Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:35 PM MST

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What

Chain-fruit Cholla Cylindropuntia fulgida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 04:16 PM MST

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What

Rancher's Fiddleneck Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 01:56 PM HST

Description

getting gangly, good rains. Have not seen them this tall for awhile.

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What

Boundary Ephedra Ephedra aspera

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 02:00 PM HST

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What

Tuber Anemone Anemone tuberosa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 02:02 PM HST

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What

Graham's Fishhook Cactus Mammillaria grahamii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 02:05 PM HST

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What

Tuber Anemone Anemone tuberosa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 02:11 PM HST

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What

Harris' Antelope Squirrel Ammospermophilus harrisii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:19 PM HST

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What

Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:31 PM HST

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What

Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 06:35 PM MST

Description

will add photos of adult

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What

Lemmon's Ragwort Senecio lemmonii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

February 2, 2019 03:53 PM HST