45
taxa
2 birds
1 arachnid
31 plants
11 insects
7
7 life list firsts

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Desert Gold Geraea canescens

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 02:47 PM MST

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White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 02:47 PM MST

Description

Looking for nectar in brittlebush ... I cannot think there's much in each floret! Surpise - the image recognizer saw the sphinx moth!

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Rocketsalad Eruca vesicaria

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 02:49 PM MST

Description

Abundant everywhere in the area, including in undisturbed desert habitat.

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mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 02:51 PM MST

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mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 02:52 PM MST

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Fourwing Saltbush Atriplex canescens

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 02:53 PM MST

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:19 PM MST

Description

Mating pair.

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Buffelgrass Cenchrus ciliaris

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:19 PM MST

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Big Galleta Hilaria rigida

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:47 PM MST

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Purple Mat Nama hispida

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:49 PM MST

Description

Long stiff trichomes.

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Triangle-leaf Bursage Ambrosia deltoidea

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:49 PM MST

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Coulter's Globemallow Sphaeralcea coulteri

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:53 PM MST

Description

Super diminutive.

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Branched Pencil Cholla Cylindropuntia ramosissima

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:54 PM MST

Description

Habitat is areas of basaltic flows interspersed with mostly shallow patches of sand.

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Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:58 PM MST

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Mojave Desert Star Monoptilon bellioides

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 03:59 PM MST

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Soft Prairie Clover Dalea mollissima

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:00 PM MST

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Desert Plantain Plantago ovata

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:03 PM MST

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Pebble Pincushion Chaenactis carphoclinia

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:03 PM MST

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Sixweeks Three-Awn Aristida adscensionis

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:04 PM MST

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Devil's Spineflower Chorizanthe rigida

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:04 PM MST

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Brittle Spine Flower Chorizanthe brevicornu

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:05 PM MST

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Lineleaf Whitepuff Oligomeris linifolia

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:07 PM MST

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Pebble Pincushion Chaenactis carphoclinia

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:10 PM MST

Description

Phyllaries reddish-tipped.

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Fluffgrass Dasyochloa pulchella

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:11 PM MST

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Smallseed Sandmat Euphorbia polycarpa

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:12 PM MST

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Hairypod Pepperweed Lepidium lasiocarpum

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:12 PM MST

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Wild Buckwheats Genus Eriogonum

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:14 PM MST

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Desert Gold Geraea canescens

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:17 PM MST

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Yellow Cups Chylismia brevipes

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:19 PM MST

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Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:22 PM MST

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Moapa Bladderpod Physaria tenella

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:23 PM MST

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Rocketsalad Eruca vesicaria

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:29 PM MST

Description

Flowering and fruiting in undisturbed habitat.

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mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:34 PM MST

Description

Puzzled. No flowers; just peculiar fruits.

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Wild Buckwheats Genus Eriogonum

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mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:37 PM MST

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Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:39 PM MST

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Tachinid Flies Family Tachinidae

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 04:40 PM MST

Description

At flowers of ocotillo.

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Rush Milkweed Asclepias subulata

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 05:01 PM MST

Description

This large, mature specimen was the only one seen over a large area nearby.

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Big Galleta Hilaria rigida

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 05:12 PM MST

Description

Some dense stands in areas of deep sand between basalt ridges.

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 05:25 PM MST

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Coulter's Globemallow Sphaeralcea coulteri

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 05:49 PM MST

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Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 05:53 PM MST

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Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 06:05 PM MST

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Saharan Mustard Brassica tournefortii

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 06:06 PM MST

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Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 06:12 PM MST

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Devil's Spineflower Chorizanthe rigida

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 06:14 PM MST

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 06:15 PM MST

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Desert Ironclad Beetle Asbolus verrucosus

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 06:25 PM MST

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Scarab Beetles Family Scarabaeidae

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 07:46 PM MST

Description

Length 10mm.

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Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 07:48 PM MST

Description

Length 3mm

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White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 07:48 PM MST

Description

At least 20 present.

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Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 07:56 PM MST

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Christmas Cholla Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 08:00 PM MST

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 08:03 PM MST

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Caterpillar-hunter Beetles Genus Calosoma

Observer

mjplagens

Date

March 30, 2019 08:11 PM MST

Description

Length 12mm.