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11 insects
12 birds
85 plants
5 fungi
1 reptile
1 arachnid
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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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May 11, 2019 07:52 AM MST

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Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

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May 11, 2019 07:52 AM MST

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

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May 11, 2019 07:55 AM MST

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Rock Pigeon Columba livia

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May 11, 2019 07:55 AM MST

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Black Harvester Ant Veromessor pergandei

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May 11, 2019 08:39 AM MST

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Smallseed Sandmat Euphorbia polycarpa

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May 11, 2019 08:40 AM MST

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Smoke Tree Psorothamnus spinosus

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May 11, 2019 08:52 AM PDT

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Black Harvester Ant Veromessor pergandei

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May 11, 2019 08:55 AM MST

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Pebble Pincushion Chaenactis carphoclinia

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May 11, 2019 08:56 AM MST

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Cheesebush Ambrosia salsola

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May 11, 2019 08:56 AM MST

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White Bursage Ambrosia dumosa

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May 11, 2019 08:58 AM MST

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Sand Blazingstar Mentzelia involucrata

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May 11, 2019 09:01 AM MST

Description

Already nearly fully bleached by the sun.

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Brittlebush Encelia farinosa

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May 11, 2019 09:03 AM MST

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Silver Cholla Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

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May 11, 2019 09:04 AM MST

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Honeypot Ants Genus Myrmecocystus

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May 11, 2019 09:04 AM MST

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

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May 11, 2019 09:06 AM MST

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Brownplume Wirelettuce Stephanomeria pauciflora

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May 11, 2019 09:08 AM MST

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Seven-spotted Lady Beetle Coccinella septempunctata

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May 11, 2019 09:10 AM MST

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

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May 11, 2019 09:12 AM MST

Description

It looked as if this plant was killed back by a fire and then regrew.

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Carrizo Mountain Sandmat Euphorbia pediculifera

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May 11, 2019 09:16 AM MST

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Schott's Indigo Bush Psorothamnus schottii

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May 11, 2019 09:19 AM MST

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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May 11, 2019 09:20 AM MST

Description

Empty pupal exuvum. Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) growing nearby, a known host for painted lady.

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Dodders Genus Cuscuta

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May 11, 2019 09:22 AM MST

Description

As can be seen in the second photo this Psorothamnus was heavily parasitized.

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Smallseed Sandmat Euphorbia polycarpa

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May 11, 2019 09:24 AM MST

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Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

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May 11, 2019 09:28 AM MST

Description

Notice that the growing tip was killed by a boring insect larva.

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Silverfishes Order Zygentoma

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May 11, 2019 09:32 AM MST

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Silverfishes Order Zygentoma

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May 11, 2019 09:32 AM MST

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May 11, 2019 09:47 AM MST

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Help @deserts. Looks like a wolf, but eyes look like a ctenids, but then I don't see any ctenid records from the area. 10 mm or more in body length.

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California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

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May 11, 2019 09:51 AM MST

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Chuparosa Justicia californica

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May 11, 2019 10:01 AM MST

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Chollas Genus Cylindropuntia

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May 11, 2019 10:24 AM MST

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Boundary Ephedra Ephedra aspera

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May 11, 2019 10:25 AM MST

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Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis

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May 11, 2019 10:26 AM MST

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California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum

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May 11, 2019 10:29 AM MST

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Parish's Goldeneye Bahiopsis parishii

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May 11, 2019 10:30 AM MST

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Narrow-leaved Stillingia Stillingia linearifolia

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May 11, 2019 10:33 AM MST

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Red-gland Spurge Euphorbia melanadenia

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May 11, 2019 10:36 AM MST

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Desert Woollystar Eriastrum eremicum

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May 11, 2019 10:39 AM MST

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May 11, 2019 10:40 AM MST

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Schott's Indigo Bush Psorothamnus schottii

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May 11, 2019 10:42 AM MST

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White Bursage Ambrosia dumosa

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May 11, 2019 10:43 AM MST

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Wishbone Bush Mirabilis laevis

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May 11, 2019 10:43 AM MST

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Deerweed Acmispon glaber

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May 11, 2019 10:45 AM MST

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Desert Mistletoe Phoradendron californicum

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May 11, 2019 10:49 AM MST

Description

Host is cat-claw acacia.

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Catclaw Acacia Senegalia greggii

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May 11, 2019 10:50 AM MST

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Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

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May 11, 2019 10:51 AM MST

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Brittlebush Encelia farinosa

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May 11, 2019 10:52 AM MST

Description

Huge crop of seed after the wet spring.

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Rosy Apricot Mallow Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rosacea

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May 11, 2019 10:53 AM MST

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Bees and Apoid Wasps Superfamily Apoidea

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May 11, 2019 10:55 AM MST

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This bee was resting, clamped onto a mallow plant.

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Plant Bugs Family Miridae

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May 11, 2019 10:55 AM MST

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Common Stork's-Bill Erodium cicutarium

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May 11, 2019 11:00 AM MST

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Desert Apricot Prunus fremontii

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May 11, 2019 11:04 AM MST

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White Sage Salvia apiana

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May 11, 2019 11:05 AM MST

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Saharan Mustard Brassica tournefortii

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May 11, 2019 11:07 AM MST

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It looked like a Sahara mustard that was revived by late season rains.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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May 11, 2019 11:08 AM MST

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Bigelow's Nolina Nolina bigelovii

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May 11, 2019 11:08 AM MST

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Sagebrush Goldspeck Lichen Candelariella rosulans

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May 11, 2019 11:11 AM MST

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May 11, 2019 11:11 AM MST

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Rock Shield Lichens Genus Xanthoparmelia

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May 11, 2019 11:11 AM MST

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May 11, 2019 11:11 AM MST

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Yellow Cobblestone Lichen Acarospora socialis

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May 11, 2019 11:11 AM MST

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Deergrass Muhlenbergia rigens

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May 11, 2019 11:13 AM MST

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Desert Tobacco Nicotiana obtusifolia

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May 11, 2019 11:15 AM MST

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New Mexico Ditaxis Ditaxis neomexicana

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May 11, 2019 11:15 AM MST

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Boxthorns Genus Lycium

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May 11, 2019 11:17 AM MST

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Harvester Ants Genus Pogonomyrmex

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May 11, 2019 11:18 AM MST

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California Primrose Eulobus californicus

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May 11, 2019 11:19 AM MST

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Shrubby Brickellbush Brickellia frutescens

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May 11, 2019 11:19 AM MST

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Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus

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May 11, 2019 11:21 AM MST

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White-stemmed Milkweed Asclepias albicans

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May 11, 2019 11:22 AM MST

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San Felipe Dogweed Adenophyllum porophylloides

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May 11, 2019 11:33 AM MST

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Harvester Ants Genus Pogonomyrmex

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May 11, 2019 11:35 AM MST

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

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May 11, 2019 11:36 AM PDT

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White Ratany Krameria bicolor

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May 11, 2019 11:36 AM PDT

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Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

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May 11, 2019 11:39 AM PDT

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Bigelow's Nolina Nolina bigelovii

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May 11, 2019 11:42 AM PDT

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American Threefold Trixis californica

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May 11, 2019 11:43 AM PDT

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Threadleaf Groundsel Senecio flaccidus

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May 11, 2019 11:45 AM PDT

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Narrowleaf Goldenbush Ericameria linearifolia

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May 11, 2019 12:52 PM PDT

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Catseyes Genus Cryptantha

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May 11, 2019 12:53 PM PDT

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Deervetch Genus Acmispon

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May 11, 2019 12:54 PM PDT

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Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus betuloides

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May 11, 2019 12:55 PM PDT

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Common Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata

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May 11, 2019 12:56 PM PDT

Description

Prevalent along pipeline and road cuts.

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Larkspurs Genus Delphinium

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May 11, 2019 12:57 PM PDT

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Basal leaf in second photo.

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Dodders Genus Cuscuta

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May 11, 2019 12:58 PM PDT

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Host is Eriogonum.

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Oaks Genus Quercus

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May 11, 2019 12:59 PM PDT

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Sprawling woody shrub 2+ meters tall.

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Chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

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May 11, 2019 01:01 PM PDT

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Sugar Bush Rhus ovata

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May 11, 2019 01:02 PM PDT

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Chollas Genus Cylindropuntia

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May 11, 2019 01:03 PM PDT

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Hollyleaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia

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May 11, 2019 01:04 PM PDT

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Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

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May 11, 2019 01:06 PM PDT

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Common Goldfields Lasthenia gracilis

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May 11, 2019 01:07 PM PDT

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Suncups Genus Camissonia

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May 11, 2019 01:08 PM PDT

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Mojave Yucca Yucca schidigera

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May 11, 2019 01:10 PM PDT

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Pointleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens

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May 11, 2019 01:12 PM PDT

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Cupped Leaf Ceanothus Ceanothus perplexans

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May 11, 2019 01:13 PM PDT

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Hollyleaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia

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May 11, 2019 01:14 PM PDT

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Common Yellow Chaenactis Chaenactis glabriuscula

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May 11, 2019 01:14 PM PDT

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Chia Salvia columbariae

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May 11, 2019 01:16 PM PDT

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Wild Buckwheats Genus Eriogonum

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May 11, 2019 01:19 PM PDT

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Showy Penstemon Penstemon spectabilis

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May 11, 2019 01:20 PM PDT

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Silver Bird's-foot Trefoil Acmispon argophyllus

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May 11, 2019 02:17 PM PDT

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Thistles Genus Cirsium

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May 11, 2019 02:20 PM MST

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Scorpionweeds Genus Phacelia

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May 11, 2019 02:34 PM PDT

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May 11, 2019 02:35 PM PDT

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Artemisia-leaved Chaenactis Chaenactis artemisiifolia

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May 11, 2019 02:37 PM PDT

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Seep Monkeyflower Erythranthe guttata

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May 11, 2019 02:39 PM PDT

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Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

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May 11, 2019 02:44 PM PDT

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

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May 11, 2019 02:45 PM PDT

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Chaparral Yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei

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May 11, 2019 02:56 PM PDT

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Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

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May 11, 2019 02:59 PM PDT

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Hollyleaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia

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May 11, 2019 03:06 PM PDT

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May 11, 2019 03:17 PM PDT

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Golden Yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum

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May 11, 2019 03:18 PM PDT

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Buckthorn Family Family Rhamnaceae

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May 11, 2019 03:19 PM PDT

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Deervetch Genus Acmispon

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May 11, 2019 03:27 PM PDT

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Narrow-leaved Bedstraw Galium angustifolium

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May 11, 2019 03:28 PM PDT

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Silverpuffs Uropappus lindleyi

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May 11, 2019 03:29 PM PDT

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In front of the brome grass.

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Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae

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May 11, 2019 03:30 PM PDT

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Whispering Bells Emmenanthe penduliflora

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May 11, 2019 03:31 PM PDT

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

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May 11, 2019 03:37 PM PDT

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Oaks Genus Quercus

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May 11, 2019 03:43 PM PDT

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Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

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May 11, 2019 03:59 PM PDT

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Massive tree.

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California Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex californicus

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May 11, 2019 04:13 PM PDT

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Paintbrushes Genus Castilleja

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May 11, 2019 04:21 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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May 11, 2019 04:24 PM PDT

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Red Willow Salix laevigata

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May 11, 2019 04:26 PM PDT

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Red Brome Bromus rubens

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May 11, 2019 04:30 PM PDT

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Defeating asphalt.

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May 11, 2019 04:32 PM PDT

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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May 11, 2019 06:45 PM PDT

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California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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May 11, 2019 07:11 PM PDT

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