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Crackling Forest Grasshopper Trimerotropis verruculata

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September 1, 2019 11:12 AM PDT

Description

Dark band-winged grasshopper on rock face overlook.

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

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August 30, 2019 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Orange-brown skipper with distinctive faint markings.

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Bar-winged Skimmer Libellula axilena

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June 9, 1974

Description

Yellow marked medium-sized dragonfly.

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Arion Slugs Genus Arion

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September 13, 2019 10:39 AM PDT

Description

A grayish large slug with reddish lower edge.

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Red Alder Alnus rubra

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September 11, 2019 09:47 AM PDT

Description

Leaves and fruit fit this species.

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Common Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus

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September 11, 2019 09:38 AM PDT

Description

White berries distinctive.

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Giant Reed Arundo donax

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April 3, 2013

Description

A very large bamboo-like grass with jointed stems.

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Common Reed Phragmites australis

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September 7, 2019 10:17 AM PDT

Description

A tall bamboo-like grass with plume-like seed heads.

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Spotted Coralroot Corallorhiza maculata

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June 24, 2019 05:17 PM PDT

Description

A coral-pink parasitic plant well past bloom.

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Canada Jay Perisoreus canadensis

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September 1, 2019 11:51 AM PDT

Description

Very "friendly" begging bird with almost chickadee-like markings.

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

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September 1, 2019 12:13 PM PDT

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Blue-black bird with prominent crest.

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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September 1, 2019 12:25 PM PDT

Description

Typical pattern for the species.

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Black Cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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August 30, 2019 01:59 PM PDT

Description

Narrower leaves than the cottonwoods with which I am familiar, but obviously a cottonwood.

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Lilac-bordered Copper Lycaena nivalis

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September 1, 2019 12:28 PM PDT

Description

Purplish orange but with lack of many spots on dorsal forewings.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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June 1, 2019 10:15 AM PDT

Description

A large all black bird eating a Northwestern Garter Snake.

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August 17, 2019 04:18 PM PDT

Description

Light edging to body and spot above wings on scutellum indicates this genus. Species? Seems too light for uhleri and lacks the white spots of sayi.

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

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August 17, 2019 04:12 PM PDT

Description

Sunning in leaves near Hatchery. Stripes diagnostic.

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California Spreadwing Archilestes californicus

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August 17, 2019 04:16 PM PDT

Description

Photo by Alan Mearns. I accidently posted a (I believe) female Paddle-tailed Darner Photo by mistake. Submitted by permission of the photographer. I missed the Spreadwing and found the Darner instead and the photos got mixed up.

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Coyote Canis latrans

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August 17, 2019 09:49 AM PDT

Description

A large-eared canid along the Marsh edge.

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Taildropper Slugs Genus Prophysaon

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August 10, 2019 01:32 PM PDT

Description

Slug on leaf in forested area near creek.

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August 4, 2019 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Elongated true bug skating on water surface.

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

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August 5, 2019 07:57 AM PDT

Description

The peak at the back of the head identifies this juvenile. The tail was also diagnostic. It flew just past my head so silently that if I had not been looking straight at it I would have not noticed it.

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Red Rock Crab Cancer productus

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August 2, 2019 09:53 AM PDT

Description

Large red crab with powerful pincers.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

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August 1, 2019 04:38 PM PDT

Description

Typical pattern for an immature male of this species.

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Armenian Blackberry Rubus armeniacus

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July 30, 2019 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Bramble with white rose-like flowers.

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Lesser Burdock Arctium minus

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July 30, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

Description

A course plant with prickly purple composite flowers.

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Egg-yolk Jelly Phacellophora camtschatica

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July 23, 2019 07:21 AM PDT

Description

It looks exactly like a large fried egg!

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Small Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

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June 27, 2013

Description

Common small bug with red. gray and black markings.

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Western Lily of the Valley Maianthemum dilatatum

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July 13, 2019 01:15 PM PDT

Description

Heart-shaped leaves on forest floor.

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Common Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

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July 13, 2019 01:37 PM PDT

Description

Purple irregular flowers on heads. Along trail.

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