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Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)

Observer

tayopal

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Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis)

Observer

richard26

Date

July 2021

Description

From a 10 second video. These were the best shots

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Observer

tom_barnes_

Date

June 16, 2021 12:30 PM PDT

Description

Foraging on Pincushion Plants (Navarretia sp ).

1IMG_2714a

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nature4lzw

Date

June 15, 2021 10:15 AM PDT

Description

Long-legged bee fly sipping nectar at Dusty Miller flowers.

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snakeinmypocket

Date

May 8, 2020 10:32 AM PDT

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Kern Brodiaea (Brodiaea terrestris ssp. kernensis)

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gonikkigonikkigo

Date

April 30, 2021 11:37 AM PDT

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madily

Date

April 21, 2021 11:58 AM PDT

Description

Collected from Ceanothus verrucosus on 4/11/2021.

Observation from original sighting on host plant:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/73583630

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Observer

madily

Date

May 11, 2021 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Collected gall from Ceanothus verrucosus on 4/11/21.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/73583630

Gall cut open to find larvae inside on 4/21/21 and placed in container with a cup of soil.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/74768171

7 midges emerged today.

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madily

Date

April 10, 2021 02:40 PM PDT

Description

On Ceanothus verrucosus.

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Colorado Desert Shovelnose Snake (Chionactis annulata ssp. annulata)

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biohexx1

Date

May 1, 2021 04:24 PM PDT

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Buckwheat Root Borer Moth (Synanthedon polygoni)

Observer

biohexx1

Date

April 29, 2021 10:11 AM PDT

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Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

Observer

mallorypallory

Date

April 26, 2021 06:58 AM PDT

Place

San Diego (Google, OSM)

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Dryobates Woodpeckers (Genus Dryobates)

Observer

madily

Date

September 7, 2020 01:49 PM PDT

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What

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Observer

ramonamom

Date

March 7, 2021 02:11 PM UTC

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

richbreisch

Date

February 27, 2021 11:16 AM PST

Description

Female Anna's Hummingbird on nest.

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Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Observer

julieaeilts

Date

December 26, 2019 03:44 PM UTC

Description

What a difference a day makes... Buck struck on Mission Gorge Rd. in MTRP, hauled to a remote area of the park for natural decomposition. One day later a ribcage, neck and skull remained.

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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Observer

mw52berg

Date

November 20, 2020 02:35 PM PST

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

gmhughes

Date

November 2, 2020 12:54 PM UTC

Description

Hawk caught a coot on the Woods Valley golf course.

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Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera)

Observer

thumbwave

Date

October 27, 2020 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Over 1 foot in length.

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Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Observer

markkjames

Date

September 22, 2020 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Owl in distress. Observed in grasslands on the ground walking and some hopping. It paused, bowed and swung head back & forth and beak was opening & closing. Effects of poisoning? Sad to see this.

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biocowboy

Date

September 20, 2020 09:26 PM HST

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

nanofishology

Date

April 6, 2018 11:39 PM CDT

Description

Come on, I had to. The great @gcwarbler (who is a salmon and/or trout) with his friends. Excellent night for mothing. This was one of four sheets.

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What

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

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biocowboy

Date

September 10, 2020 07:42 PM HST

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patsimpson2000

Date

August 28, 2020 09:58 AM PDT

Description

It’s a party on a tomato 🍅

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

westerly48

Date

August 7, 2020 09:59 AM PDT

Description

Seen on Fr. Serra Trail. Location approximate. Image taken with DSLR camera without GPS feature.

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Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

borcher

Date

July 2019

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What

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

Observer

linda830

Date

August 2020

Description

Babies, just out of the nest

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Observer

tayopal

Date

July 2020

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

kevinbelsky

Date

July 9, 2020 07:53 AM HST

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American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Observer

dpca

Date

July 8, 2020 02:41 PM PDT

Description

Nest with four eggs in umbrella over table in San Diego Zoo.

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What

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Observer

storybag

Date

April 1, 2017 10:40 AM PDT

Tags

u

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Scudder's Bush Katydids (Genus Scudderia)

Observer

tayopal

Date

July 2020

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On my serviceberry. Body is 1/2” long. Inactive. Updated with next instar and previous exoskeleton. Remained small while it remained for observation, body no larger than ¾”.

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

alanking

Date

June 3, 2020 12:01 PM PDT

Description

The red-winged blackbird is on the rump of the red-tailed hawk. The video is more interesting. See it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBTkP9fyxfE

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

dobbby

Date

June 3, 2020 06:41 PM HST

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Western Giant Swallowtail (Papilio rumiko)

Observer

iamscout

Date

June 3, 2020 01:59 PM PDT

Description

ate mandarin orange tree leaves last Sept, 2019, pupated 10/19, and just emerged 6/20.

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California Dogface (Zerene eurydice)

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ramonamom

Date

June 2020

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

babyapes

Date

April 30, 2020 10:46 AM PDT

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What

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Observer

uzun

Date

April 20, 2020 09:18 AM PDT

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What

Colorado Desert Shovelnose Snake (Chionactis annulata ssp. annulata)

Observer

flaxington

Date

May 2004

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What

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Observer

colinhrichard

Date

November 4, 2017 11:43 PM PDT

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What

Rebman's Silverback Fern (Pentagramma rebmanii)

Observer

jrebman

Date

March 31, 2020 08:19 AM PDT

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

sphuemmer

Date

March 28, 2020 03:16 PM PDT

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What

Graceful Owl's Clover (Castilleja densiflora var. gracilis)

Observer

dmathews

Date

March 4, 2020 10:13 AM PST

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What

Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos)

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

March 20, 2020 12:39 PM PDT

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What

Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica)

Observer

biocowboy

Date

March 22, 2020 04:33 PM PDT

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

Observer

stevevandewalle

Date

March 18, 2020 01:51 PM PDT

Description

Large mushrooms poked up out of the snow in Cuyamaca Mountains near manzanitas

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

nstimson

Date

March 19, 2020 11:45 AM PDT

Description

Fungus

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Southern Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus ssp. fuliginatus)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

November 22, 2018 02:27 PM PST

Description

Toyon heavily-browsed from ground height to 4-5 feet above ground in a secluded area of the park. Toyon in more heavily-used parts of the park do not show such patterns. The number of plants utilized by mule deer is impressive: https://www.fs.fed.us/biology/resources/pubs/wildlife/ca_muleDeer_hab_guidelines.pdf

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Oats (Genus Avena)

Observer

trh_blue

Date

January 13, 2020 12:26 PM IST

Description

the coin in the last images measures 26mm in diameter.

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Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

mark828

Date

June 10, 2019 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Cooper's Hawk with a nest nearby gets serious.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH0SQumMGJ4

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Felids (Family Felidae)

Observer

jongraehl

Date

February 28, 2020 09:17 PM PST

Description

Stills taken from a trail camera 4 second video. Very prominent whiskers, back is slightly swayed. Gait is cat-like. Not a bobcat (has tail and longer torso), not a coyote. I think it's a mountain lion.

4 second video can be seen at:
https://youtu.be/IAvChRobG54

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What

Coulter's Lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus)

Observer

loam_wolf

Date

March 4, 2020 07:03 AM PST

Description

Not sure if this is correct. Leaves don’t seem to match all that well. Should have gotten better photos.

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Redstem Stork's-Bill (Erodium cicutarium)

Observer

smfang

Date

March 1, 2020 03:57 PM PST

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Woodrats (Genus Neotoma)

Observer

nicklasonw

Date

February 29, 2020 12:28 PM UTC

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What

Punctate Little Bear Scarab Beetle (Paracotalpa puncticollis)

Observer

trobinson41

Date

February 23, 2020 02:00 PM PST

Description

Found under a rock.

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ctrubo

Date

February 22, 2020

Description

Scattered cluster near Quercus agrifolia on side of trail. Cup-2-2.5 cm diameter.

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Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni)

Observer

ilee1112

Date

February 2020

Description

We spotted the ewe with a collar and tags on both ears first when driving towards Borrego Spring on Montezuma Valley Rd. Then to our delight, another ewe and two lambs showed up too. The lambs were very curious and playful which made them really fun to watch. They were certainly not shy showing off their marvelous sure footing when chasing each other up and down the steep cliff!

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Garden Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps major)

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

February 17, 2020 04:52 PM PST

Description

Under a board.

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What

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Observer

lglevanik

Date

April 27, 2019 05:47 PM PDT

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Observer

mikethebirder

Date

January 14, 2020 01:43 PM PST

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What

Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

Observer

anewmark

Date

May 7, 2018 05:19 PM PDT

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What

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

October 17, 2019 10:19 AM PDT

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Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)

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marcushubbell

Date

October 17, 2019 11:43 AM PDT

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What

Gossamer-winged Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)

Observer

mhedin

Date

September 8, 2019 02:28 PM PDT

Description

ants tending caterpillar

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

adios

Date

September 8, 2019 08:40 PM PDT

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What

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Observer

mleers

Date

August 29, 2019 10:02 AM PDT

Description

Sleeping brown bat found on shed. About the size of a kiwi fruit.

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What

Parish's Broomrape (Aphyllon parishii)

Observer

trobinson41

Date

July 7, 2019 11:38 AM PDT

Description

2 plants very close together

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What

True Bugs (Suborder Heteroptera)

Observer

trobinson41

Date

June 30, 2019 11:01 AM PDT

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What

Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus)

Observer

ollerton

Date

July 2019

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What

Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 26, 2019 12:16 PM PDT

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What

Lotus Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum)

Observer

bryanpfeiffer

Date

March 12, 2018 03:16 PM EDT

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Carolina Sphinx (Manduca sexta)

Observer

alibetc1

Date

June 18, 2019 06:30 PM PDT

Description

Orange/yellow markings on his back. About the size of an 11-year-old palm. Right antennae. fuzzy. Intricate markings. Found him on my trampoline. Did not see him at first and accidentally bounced him around. And I first noticed him he was a little bit injured so me and my best friend picked up with a cloth and carried him off and sat him down on the ground. About 10 minutes later he still there.

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Striped Shore Crab (Pachygrapsus crassipes)

Observer

rangerjosh

Date

June 17, 2019 03:59 PM PDT

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What

Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)

Observer

daniellejones

Date

June 15, 2019 11:41 AM PDT

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Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

Observer

spifferella

Date

June 15, 2019 01:28 PM PDT

Description

This was in my salad and it tasted bitter and it burned & hurt like a hot pepper. My mouth feels kind of numb on one side. Make me feel better by telling me what this disgusting lunch-ruiner was.

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Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas)

Observer

jbsebes

Date

April 12, 2017 09:04 AM PDT

Description

Moving upland from large pond. All over the road.

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

hikingsandiego

Date

April 2019

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What

Giant Kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus)

Observer

scubadarren

Date

April 19, 2019 08:14 AM PDT

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What

Fire Poppy (Papaver californicum)

Observer

josuecampos

Date

April 9, 2019 10:17 AM PDT

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What

Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii)

Observer

susan242

Date

March 28, 2019 10:36 AM PDT

Description

Observed on loose sand, recently dead, perhaps dropped by a predator.

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Yucca Moths (Family Prodoxidae)

Observer

mlf

Date

March 31, 2019 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Found on Yucca schidigera

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What

Phaeton Primrose Sphinx (Euproserpinus phaeton)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

March 27, 2019 12:06 PM PDT

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What

Ridings' Forester (Alypia ridingsii)

Observer

poormansalad

Date

March 20, 2019 01:08 PM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

joncole1234

Date

March 23, 2019 02:51 PM PDT

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What

Round-tailed Ground Squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus)

Observer

rwaayers

Date

March 16, 2019 02:47 PM MST

Description

One of many of this species in this area.

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What

Crawford's Gray Shrew (Notiosorex crawfordi)

Observer

steph_taylor

Date

March 17, 2019 08:26 AM PDT

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

March 17, 2019 06:57 AM PDT

Description

Thousands of them all along the Bay Side Trail all feeding on black sage. Amazing sight.

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Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)

Observer

cynthiarg

Date

February 17, 2019

Description

Believed to be an Allen's Hummingbird built her nest on a mobile that hangs under our patio canopy. She laid 2 eggs between February 24-25. The first egg hatched on March 14, the second March 15th.

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What

Quino Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha ssp. quino)

Observer

borcher

Date

April 2018

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What

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

Observer

ramonamom

Date

March 15, 2019

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What

Foothill Desert-Parsley (Lomatium utriculatum)

Observer

langooney

Date

March 13, 2019 12:03 PM PDT

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What

Coastal Pricklypear (Opuntia littoralis)

Observer

rlednick2020

Date

February 27, 2019 09:28 AM PST

Description

Sharp looking objects coming out of the hard green pads. They don't look sharp due to the same visual as a thin wrapped leaf.

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What

Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

Observer

uzun

Date

February 27, 2019 01:24 PM PST

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What

Variegated Liveforever (Dudleya variegata)

Observer

johnmartin

Date

February 2019

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What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

acionyx

Date

February 13, 2018 12:47 PM PST
Protozoans

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Protozoans (Kingdom Protozoa)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

February 16, 2019 10:32 AM PST

Description

Found in oak leaf litter in an urban canyon. Eggs on surface, exposed, photographed as found.

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What

California Adder's-Tongue (Ophioglossum californicum)

Observer

pdecino

Date

February 2019

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What

Seaside Calandrinia (Cistanthe maritima)

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

February 2019

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Observer

naturenate

Date

February 2019

Description

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Desert Broomrape (Aphyllon cooperi)

Observer

naturalistspace

Date

February 3, 2019 02:05 PM PST