68
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12 insects
51 plants
4 birds
1 reptile
10
10 life list firsts

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Rocketsalad Eruca vesicaria

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 08:59 AM MST

Description

Escaped from cultivation and growing profusely at roadsides.

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Saharan Mustard Brassica tournefortii

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 09:02 AM MST

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Arrowweed Pluchea sericea

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 09:58 AM MST

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Tamarisks Genus Tamarix

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 09:59 AM MST

Description

Abundant seed ready for wind dispersal.

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Common Sow-Thistle Sonchus oleraceus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:01 AM MST

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 10:04 AM MST

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:14 AM MST

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:23 AM MST

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Purple Three-Awn Aristida purpurea

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 10:30 AM MST

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Cattle Saltbush Atriplex polycarpa

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:35 AM MST

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Heliotrope Phacelia Phacelia crenulata var. ambigua

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:38 AM MST

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Pitseed Goosefoot Chenopodium berlandieri

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:49 AM MST

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:55 AM MST

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Desert Gold Geraea canescens

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 10:57 AM MST

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Saltbushes Genus Atriplex

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 11:00 AM MST

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Brittlebush Encelia farinosa

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 11:31 AM MST

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Buffelgrass Cenchrus ciliaris

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 11:31 AM MST

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Arizona Lupine Lupinus arizonicus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 11:33 AM MST

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Rillita Pellitory Parietaria hespera

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 11:37 AM MST

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Emory's Rock Daisy Perityle emoryi

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 11:37 AM MST

Description

Living up to it's name, helping to split this boulder apart.

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Desert Lavender Condea emoryi

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:09 PM MST

Description

Very large shrub in center of desert arroyo.

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:11 PM MST

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Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 12:17 PM MST

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Queen Danaus gilippus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:23 PM MST

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Mexican Golden Poppy Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:23 PM MST

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Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:25 PM MST

Description

Pale underwings visible in flight.

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 12:28 PM MST

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Deervetch Genus Acmispon

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:30 PM MST

Description

No flowers on many seen.

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Hairypod Pepperweed Lepidium lasiocarpum

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:31 PM MST

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Wingnut Cryptantha Cryptantha pterocarya

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:35 PM MST

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Wedge Leaf Whitlow-Grass Draba cuneifolia

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:37 PM MST

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:39 PM MST

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Bristly Fiddleneck Amsinckia tessellata

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:42 PM MST

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Triangle-leaf Bursage Ambrosia deltoidea

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 12:55 PM MST

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Desert Plantain Plantago ovata

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:56 PM MST

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 12:58 PM MST

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Bladderpod Genus Physaria

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:59 PM MST

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Devil's Spineflower Chorizanthe rigida

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 12:59 PM MST

Description

One of my favorites.

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White Bursage Ambrosia dumosa

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:05 PM MST

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Gray Bird Grasshopper Schistocerca nitens

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:06 PM MST

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Little-leaved Palo Verde Parkinsonia microphylla

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:09 PM MST

Description

Evidence of frost-free winter season.

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Notch-leaf Scorpion-Weed Phacelia crenulata

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:11 PM MST

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Bicolored Pyramid Ant Dorymyrmex bicolor

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 01:14 PM MST

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Emory's Rock Daisy Perityle emoryi

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:34 PM MST

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Sixweeks Three-Awn Aristida adscensionis

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 01:35 PM MST

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Rock Hibiscus Hibiscus denudatus

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:39 PM MST

Description

Used zoom to get leaves.

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Thick-leaf Ground-Cherry Physalis crassifolia

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:46 PM MST

Description

The big cache of dried fruit were fun to see.

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Mojave Ragwort Senecio mohavensis

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 01:54 PM MST

Description

Growing in partial shade of northeast facing slope.

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Parish's Goldeneye Bahiopsis parishii

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:03 PM MST

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Lesser Yellowthroat Gilia Gilia flavocincta

Observer

mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:05 PM MST

Description

Yellow in throat not clear?

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Wedge Leaf Whitlow-Grass Draba cuneifolia

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:07 PM MST

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American Threefold Trixis californica

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:09 PM MST

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Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:16 PM MST

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California Primrose Eulobus californicus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:16 PM MST

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Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:17 PM MST

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Honeypot Ants Genus Myrmecocystus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:26 PM MST

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California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:27 PM MST

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Graham's Fishhook Cactus Mammillaria grahamii

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:28 PM MST

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Little Desert Trumpet Eriogonum trichopes

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:32 PM MST

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Flies Order Diptera

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:35 PM MST

Description

Alighted on skin.

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:40 PM MST

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Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 02:50 PM MST

Description

This rocky outcrop is habitat for a surprising variety of plants and insects.

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Black Harvester Ant Veromessor pergandei

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 03:04 PM MST

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Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 03:07 PM MST

Description

Gravid?

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Catclaw Acacia Senegalia greggii

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 03:12 PM MST

Description

Blooming in January!

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American Snout Libytheana carinenta

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 03:12 PM MST

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California Mustard Caulanthus lasiophyllus

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mjplagens

Date

January 27, 2019 03:27 PM MST

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Coulter's Lupine Lupinus sparsiflorus

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 03:30 PM MST

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Purple Mat Nama demissa

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 03:44 PM MST

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Star Gilia Gilia stellata

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mjplagens

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January 27, 2019 03:50 PM MST