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45 plants
2 reptiles
19 insects
5 birds
13
13 life list firsts

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Banana Yucca Yucca baccata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 08:02 AM MST

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Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea

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April 14, 2019 08:03 AM MST

Description

Day in and day out this saguaro has a great view of the neighborhood.

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Texas Prickly-Pear Opuntia engelmannii

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 08:07 AM MST

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Grasses Family Poaceae

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 08:15 AM MST

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Scorpionweeds Genus Phacelia

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April 14, 2019 08:17 AM MST

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April 14, 2019 09:00 AM MST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:04 AM MST

Description

Busy preening.

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Juniper Mistletoe Phoradendron juniperinum

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:20 AM MST

Description

What came first? The decline of the junipers (warming climate, drier, changed grazing level) or the hemi-parasites.

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Rusby's Desert-Mallow Sphaeralcea rusbyi

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:22 AM MST

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Netleaf Hackberry Celtis reticulata

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April 14, 2019 09:25 AM MST

Description

A rather odd habitat - an expanse of wind-swept shallow soils atop a quartzite deck.

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Sand Pygmyweed Crassula connata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:29 AM MST

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Large Crane Flies Family Tipulidae

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:33 AM MST

Description

Crane Dance with Spines? Male and female.

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Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:34 AM MST

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Red Barberry Berberis haematocarpa

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:38 AM MST

Description

A few moribund flower remaining.

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Virginia Pepperweed Lepidium virginicum

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:42 AM MST

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Turpentine Bush Ericameria laricifolia

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:43 AM MST

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Spreading Fleabane Erigeron divergens

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:46 AM MST

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Cactus Bug Narnia femorata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:49 AM MST

Description

On Echinocereus.

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April 14, 2019 09:49 AM MST

Description

Feeding on flowers of Echinocereus.

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Catseyes Genus Cryptantha

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:54 AM MST

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April 14, 2019 09:58 AM MST

Description

Host Yucca baccata.
Predatory lady beetle, Coccinella septempunctata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22792624

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Seven-spotted Lady Beetle Coccinella septempunctata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:58 AM MST

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Cuckoo Wasps Family Chrysididae

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 09:59 AM MST

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Alder-leaved Mountain-Mahogany Cercocarpus montanus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:06 AM MST

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Glire Bot Flies Genus Cuterebra

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:10 AM MST

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Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:10 AM MST

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Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

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mjplagens

Date

April 14, 2019 10:22 AM MST

Description

Just 20 cm tall.

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Soaptree Yucca Yucca elata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:37 AM MST

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Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:40 AM MST

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Desert Marigold Moth Schinia miniana

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:42 AM MST

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:46 AM MST

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Hackberry Beardtongue Penstemon subulatus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:51 AM MST

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Bajada Lupine Lupinus concinnus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:51 AM MST

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Drone Flies Subfamily Eristalinae

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:54 AM MST

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Checkered-Skippers Genus Pyrgus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:54 AM MST

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Small-flowered Milkvetch Astragalus nuttallianus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:55 AM MST

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Common Pussypaws Calyptridium monandrum

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:59 AM MST

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Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 10:59 AM MST

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Sonoran Scrub Oak Quercus turbinella

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:20 AM MST

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Oak Mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:20 AM MST

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Singleleaf Pinyon Pinus monophylla

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mjplagens

Date

April 14, 2019 11:21 AM MST

Description

Lots of new growth.

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Mock Vervain Genus Glandularia

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:23 AM MST

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Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:23 AM MST

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Mojave Ceanothus Ceanothus pauciflorus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:27 AM MST

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Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exilis

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:28 AM MST

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Cane Cholla Cylindropuntia spinosior

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:31 AM MST

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New Mexico Groundsel Packera neomexicana

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:33 AM MST

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Shrubby Deervetch Acmispon rigidus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:52 AM MST

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Catchweed Bedstraw Galium aparine

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:53 AM MST

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Scrambled Eggs Corydalis aurea

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:53 AM MST

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Western Wallflower Erysimum capitatum

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:55 AM MST

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American Dragonhead Dracocephalum parviflorum

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:56 AM MST

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Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 11:58 AM MST

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Honeypot Ants Genus Myrmecocystus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:05 PM MST

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Flies Order Diptera

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:06 PM MST

Description

At flowers of Ceanothus.

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Bees and Apoid Wasps Superfamily Apoidea

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:11 PM MST

Description

At flowers of Ceanothus.

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Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:16 PM MST

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Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:17 PM MST

Description

Hind-wings without color pigment.

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:17 PM MST

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Ashy Silktassel Garrya flavescens

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:20 PM MST

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:28 PM MST

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Milkvetches Genus Astragalus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 12:36 PM MST

Description

Fruit in second photo.

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Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 01:22 PM MST

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Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 01:22 PM MST

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 01:43 PM MST

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Mexican Jay Aphelocoma wollweberi

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mjplagens

Date

April 14, 2019 01:45 PM MST

Description

Part of a small, noisy group of four birds.

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Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 01:59 PM MST

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 02:01 PM MST

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Patch-nosed Snakes Genus Salvadora

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 03:51 PM MST

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Purple Owl's-Clover Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 04:17 PM MST

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 04:18 PM MST

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Coulter's Lupine Lupinus sparsiflorus

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 04:18 PM MST

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Chia Salvia columbariae

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mjplagens

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April 14, 2019 04:38 PM MST