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What

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

d_wang

Date

November 14, 2020 02:53 PM UTC

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What

Oyster Mushrooms (Genus Pleurotus)

Observer

mellamoadam

Date

November 22, 2021 04:10 PM PST

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

ebobo

Date

February 21, 2021 04:46 PM PST

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What

Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Observer

sandor_in

Date

June 26, 2020 04:50 PM PDT

Description

There was a fox with three pups.
Two of the pups were very curious and one even tried approaching me (photo 7). I didn't want to chase it off, but didn't want to encourage that either, so I just turned and started walking the other way. That seemed to work as it went back to playing with the other.
The third one was shyer and turned back as soon as it saw me. Photo 8 shows it with the mother, and no. 11 is also the mother.

The last picture is the mocking bird that was very upset about foxes being around and kept scolding the whole time. It's listed separately:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54898063
but I included a it here too, for anyone interested in behavior/interactions.

Photos / Sounds

What

Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata)

Observer

terrihill

Date

September 16, 2018 02:30 PM PDT

Description

Found in open area of back yard. So. Cal mountains, 6,000 ft. Figure a bird dropped it?

Photos / Sounds

What

California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

Observer

jkehoe

Date

February 22, 2020

Description

California buckwheat attracts many kinds of pollinators, especially bees.

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What

California Bumble Bee (Bombus californicus)

Observer

jkehoe

Date

April 18, 2018

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What

Mason Bees (Genus Osmia)

Observer

jkehoe

Date

May 30, 2018

Description

A female Osmia species dabbing her abdomen across the top of an Encelia species of sunflower. Osmia females carry pollen on scopal hairs on the underside of their abdomens, as shown in this photo.

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What

Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sonorina)

Observer

jkehoe

Date

July 7, 2015

Description

The Valley Carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, seen browsing on native narrow-leaf milkweed. Look close and you'll see that he has pollinia sacks stuck on his feet. Milkweeds, Asclepias species, produce pollen sacks called pollinia. This large carpenter bee can cross pollinate these milkweeds simply by pulling and pushing these pollen sacks between milkweed flowers and plants.

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What

Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer)

Observer

nancyasquith

Date

January 16, 2019 01:24 PM PST