45
taxa
30 plants
1 reptile
1 arachnid
5 birds
8 insects
14
14 life list firsts

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Yellow Cups Chylismia brevipes

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 09:13 AM MDT

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Mojave Yucca Yucca schidigera

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 09:31 AM MDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 09:40 AM MDT

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Desert Trumpet Eriogonum inflatum

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 09:42 AM MDT

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Devil's Spineflower Chorizanthe rigida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 10:03 AM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 10:54 AM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 11:12 AM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

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mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 11:45 AM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

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mccreedy

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March 23, 2019 11:53 AM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 12:01 PM MDT

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Bristly Fiddleneck Amsinckia tessellata

Observer

mccreedy

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March 23, 2019 12:26 PM MDT

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Dainty Desert Hideseed Eucrypta micrantha

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 12:26 PM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 01:17 PM MDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 01:48 PM MDT

Description

Really cool plant I do not recall seeing on the washes previously.

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Turpentine Bush Ericameria laricifolia

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 01:50 PM MDT

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Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 02:13 PM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 02:15 PM MDT

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Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 10:57 AM HST

Description

One egg and she is still working on the nest.

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Smoke Tree Psorothamnus spinosus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 03:24 PM MDT

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Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 11:53 AM HST

Description

Three eggs. Given timing of BTGN still chance still laying.

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Gravel Ghost Atrichoseris platyphylla

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:12 PM MDT

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 12:14 PM HST

Description

Two young around 20 d old, nesting well within subspecies geographic distribution:

From Birds of North America species account on subspecies:

Two subspecies recognized, differentiated by wing and tail length (Van Tyne 1925, American Ornithologists' Union 1957, Phillips 1991). Ridgway (Ridgway 1904) noted that individuals from southern portion of Mexican plateau are largest, while those from California are smallest. Mean wing and tail length approximately 7% shorter in specimens from California than San Luis Potosí, Mexico (Van Tyne 1925; see Table 3). Unknown whether variation is clinal. Degree of overlap in different seasons and intergradation poorly known. No known variation in plumage coloration. No published study available on genetic variation across range.

(1) P. nitens lepida Van Tyne, 1925. Smaller of the two subspecies: wing 86-94 mm (female), 88-96 mm (male); tail 82-95 mm (female), 86-99 mm (male) (Pyle 1997c; see also Table 3). Occupies U.S. portion of species range from California east to w. Texas (breeding records in Culberson and Jeff Davis Cos.; Oberholser 1974c) and south to s. Baja California (Cape San Lucas) and nw. Mexico (s. Sonora and Bustillos, Chihuahua; Phillips 1991). Winters south to s. Tamaulipas and central San Luis Potosí, casually to Veracruz, Guanajuato, and Aguascalientes; spreads in summer east to sw. Texas (Phillips 1991).

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Ghost Flower Mohavea confertiflora

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:14 PM MDT

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Schott's Pygmycedar Peucephyllum schottii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:19 PM MDT

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 12:31 PM HST

Description

no idea what this is

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Little-leaved Palo Verde Parkinsonia microphylla

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:42 PM MDT

Description

As far as I know, the northernmost drainage with these in CA. The fantastic thing is this wash is full of these, they are huge and look healthy. But the range immediately stops here.

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Desert Fivespot Eremalche rotundifolia

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:51 PM MDT

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Desert Ironwood Olneya tesota

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:53 PM MDT

Description

Northernmost drainage for ironwood I know of in CA.

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Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 01:04 PM HST

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California Dodder Cuscuta californica

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 05:39 PM MDT

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Great Basin Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. tigris

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 01:43 PM HST

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Wishbone Bush Mirabilis laevis

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 05:48 PM MDT

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Peppergrasses Genus Lepidium

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 05:48 PM MDT

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Grasses, Sedges, and Allies Order Poales

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 05:50 PM MDT

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Southwestern Prickly Poppy Argemone pleiacantha

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 05:59 PM MDT

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Anderson Thornbush Lycium andersonii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 02:26 PM HST

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 06:41 PM MDT

Description

Relatively large shrub. Hard to photograph because its leaves are so finely linear.

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Desert Rock Nettle Eucnide urens

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 03:15 PM HST

Description

growing on cliff face

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Holarctic Pied Hover Fly Scaeva pyrastri

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 03:18 PM HST

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mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:23 PM HST

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Moapa Bladderpod Physaria tenella

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:48 PM HST

Description

stellate hairs on fruits

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 04:49 PM HST

Description

this blew iNat's algorithim's mind, top choices were chuckwalla and pika.

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Inflated Beetle Cysteodemus armatus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 05:14 PM HST

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 06:30 PM HST

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Notch-leaf Scorpion-Weed Phacelia crenulata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 07:26 PM HST

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White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 07:38 PM HST

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Silver Cholla Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 07:59 PM HST

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mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 07:59 PM HST

Description

Nesting well within subspecies' geographic distribution. From the Birds of North America species account:

A. b. deserticola Ridgway, 1898. Breeds from ne. California, south through desert areas to central Baja California (south to 270°N), n. Nevada, n. Utah, sw. Wyoming, w. Colorado, se. Oklahoma, extreme w. Texas, n. Sonora (south to 300°N), and nw. Chihuahua, Mexico. Winters from se. California south to central Baja California (San Ignacio, Lagoon, and San Lucas) and central Sonora (Guaymas), s. Nevada, extreme sw. Utah, central Arizona (Salt River Valley, Safford), sw. New Mexico, and w. Texas (van Rossem 1945a). More brownish and less grayish above than most subspecies, particularly on back and scapulars.

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Hairy Prairie Clover Dalea mollis

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 08:02 PM HST

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mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 08:46 PM HST

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Coastal Bird's-foot Trefoil Acmispon maritimus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 08:50 PM HST

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Yellow Cups Chylismia brevipes

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 08:51 PM HST

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White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 08:51 PM HST

Description

Really focusing on Chylismia brevipes.

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Ornate Checkered Beetle Trichodes ornatus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 08:56 PM HST

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Jones' Linanthus Linanthus jonesii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 23, 2019 09:29 PM HST

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mccreedy

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March 23, 2019 11:48 PM HST