31
taxa
8 insects
16 plants
2 arachnids
1 mammal
4 birds
30
30 life list firsts

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Pointleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 07:38 AM MDT

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Fleabanes and Horseweeds Genus Erigeron

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 07:40 AM MDT

Description

It seems distinctive.

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Azure Bluebird Sialia sialis ssp. fulva

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 07:13 AM HST

Description

Eastern Bluebirds have nested up at the Reef Campground the past two summers, and this photograph captures a moment when the fledged siblings found an active House Wren nest with nestlings. Collectively minds blown.

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House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 07:25 AM HST

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Hairy Senna Senna hirsuta

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 11:43 AM MDT

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Century Plants Genus Agave

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 12:00 PM MDT

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 08:20 AM HST

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Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 08:20 AM HST

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Arizona Thistle Cirsium arizonicum

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 08:21 AM HST

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Goldenrods Genus Solidago

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 12:51 PM MDT

Description

Solidago in high elevation pine. Leaves with purple venation, petiole purple nearly to base

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New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 12:54 PM MDT

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Cliff Swallow (Melanogaster) Petrochelidon pyrrhonota ssp. melanogaster

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 11:18 AM HST

Description

Colony of three active nests, all with young. Note forehead. From the Cornell Birds of North America species account:

P. p. melanogaster Swainson, 1827. Includes Hirundo coronata Lichtenstein, 1831; P. p. swainsoni Sclater, 1858; and P. p. minima van Rossem and Hachisuka, 1938. Breeds from extreme southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico south over the Mexican plateau to Oaxaca and the Pacific plains to Nayarit [type locality = central Mexican Plateau]. Similar to P. p. tachina, but forehead dark chestnut. The ranges of tachina and melanogaster overlap in parts of southeastern Arizona, and both were found in the same colony near Fairbank, Arizona (Jeter 1959).

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Netleaf Oak Quercus rugosa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 03:29 PM MDT

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Hairy Evening Primrose Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 03:30 PM MDT

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New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 03:33 PM MDT

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Mexican Bush Katydid Scudderia mexicana

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 11:43 AM HST

Description

On hairy senna

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Smooththroat Stoneseed Lithospermum cobrense

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 03:50 PM MDT

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Coues's White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus ssp. couesi

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 11:52 AM HST

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Silverleaf Oak Quercus hypoleucoides

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 03:54 PM MDT

Description

House Wren nest substrate

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Arizona Carpenter Bee Xylocopa californica ssp. arizonensis

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 12:05 PM HST

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Beyer's Scarab Chrysina beyeri

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 04:10 PM MDT

Description

A little heartbroken to find this in the two track in the campground.

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Rincon Rubberweed Hymenoxys quinquesquamata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 12:29 PM HST

Description

Photograph of leaf included

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 12:42 PM HST

Description

Large, well over 1 cm.

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Melon Loco Apodanthera undulata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 05:22 PM MDT

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Rocky Mountain Zinnia Zinnia grandiflora

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 05:25 PM MDT

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Prairie Acacia Acaciella angustissima

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 05:26 PM MDT

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Smooththroat Stoneseed Lithospermum cobrense

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 03:16 PM HST

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 04:10 PM HST

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Century Plants Genus Agave

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 04:23 PM HST

Description

Baffled by red-stalked agave. Steep slope and did not shimmy down for basal shots.

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mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 04:25 PM HST

Description

Feeding young. Well within described subspecies geographic distribution. From the Cornell Birds of North America species account:

Hepatic Tanager (Hepatica Group).
Five subspecies in North America. Size varies clinally with wing and tail lengths decreasing from north to south in the 2 northern races P. f. hepatica and P. f. dextra (Sutton and Phillips 1942b). The 3 southern races, from Guatemala to Nicaragua, are rather distinct from the 2 northern races in having reddish back and whitish streaks in auriculars (figlina group of Howell and Webb 1995).

P. f. hepatica (Swainson, 1827). Breeds from nw. and central Arizona and sw. New Mexico south through highlands of Mexico west of Sierra Madre Oriental to Guerrero and Oaxaca. Winters from se. Arizona and s. coastal Sonora south to limits of breeding areas in coastal areas and lowlands. Male has dark-gray bill (Howell and Webb 1995). Crown, throat, and underparts red to orange-red, with contrasting dusky auriculars. Forecrown, throat, and underparts of female and immature yellow to ochraceous orange-yellow, with contrasting dusky auriculars. Crown, nape, and upperparts dusky grayish olive. Both sexes with a grayish tinge (Pyle 1997c). Larger than dextra (below), with duller color (Phillips et al. 1964a). Includes “ zimmeri ” of van Rossem (Van Rossem 1942a).

P. f. dextra Bangs, 1907. Breeds from the mountains east of the Continental Divide in n.-central New Mexico through w. Texas, and south through Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Puebla to central Veracruz, e. Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Winters from central Nuevo León and n. Tamaulipas south to w. Guatemala. Smaller than hepatica; male more richly colored; with back much redder and less grayish; crown darker, with more intense red, dull scarlet, or vermilion; the underparts darker and deeper red, deep orange, or vermilion. Adult female is darker overall, with the back decidedly less grayish than hepatica . Gray of auriculars and flanks reduced compared to hepatica (Pyle 1997c). Includes “ oreophasma ” of Oberholser (Oberholser 1919d).

P. f. figlina (Salvin and Godman, 1883). Resident from Petén, Guatemala, to Nicaragua in tropical pine woodland (Land 1970). Male's head and upperparts dark reddish with dusky, white-flecked auriculars (Howell and Webb 1995). Female's head and upperparts olive with dusky, white-flecked auriculars.

P. f. albifacies Zimmer, 1929. Resident w. Guatemala to Nicaragua in the Highlands (Land 1970). Similar to figlina, but larger and general color deeper and redder (less scarlet or brownish red), with sides of head whiter.

P. f. savannarum Howell, 1965. Resident in lowland pine savanna in ne. Nicaragua. Male brighter and more orange, especially ventrally; female brighter ventrally than figlina (Howell 1965). Compared with albifacies, much smaller, with auriculars less whitish; female lighter and brighter yellow on the throat and belly, contrasting more strongly with the pectoral region and flanks. Averages slightly smaller than testacea (below), especially in tail length; adult male less deeply colored dorsally, especially on crown; both sexes have chin, malar area, lores, and crescent mark under eye grayish and more extensive.

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Apache Pine Pinus engelmannii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 04:30 PM HST

Description

Very long needles, dark blocky bark. Growing in open steep east-northeast facing slope at lower elevation with oaks, Arizona madrone, etc.

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California Root Borer Beetle Prionus californicus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 09:47 PM MDT

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mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 09:21 PM HST

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Vorhies' Scorpion Vaejovis vorhiesi

Observer

mccreedy

Date

July 27, 2019 09:35 PM HST

Description

I think, still learning. Found in pine needle litter, flat bench.