10
taxa
2 insects
1 bird
6 plants
1 arachnid

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mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:08 PM EAT

Description

In heavily grazed roadside habitat in partial shade of a small building. Numerous apparent mite-induced galls on the leaves. Mostly herbaceous, several branching stems and about 1 m tall.

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River Sheoak Casuarina cunninghamiana

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 12:20 PM MST

Description

Fruit look much like a conifer cone.

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:01 PM MST

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mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:02 PM MST

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Shiny Sugar Ant Camponotus cinctellus

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:03 PM MST

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Inkweed Phytolacca octandra

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:04 PM MST

Description

Apparently well defended against ubiquitous goats.

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Gall Mites Family Eriophyidae

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:09 PM MST

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Gaudy Grasshoppers Family Pyrgomorphidae

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 03:09 PM MST

Description

About 3rd Instar.

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Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019 05:41 PM MST

Description

These two males continued fighting for possession of this window sill for over an hour!

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Bushman Grasses Genus Stipagrostis

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 3, 2019

Description

ID a guess. Bunch grass very resistant to grazing pressure - common along highway margins at upper elevations.