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Beet Webworm Moth Loxostege sticticalis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 17, 2018 08:43 PM CDT

Description

Many/most of the moths that I found on my sheet at Sheldon NWR were pretty dull and boring (many Noctuids). As with many moths on this trip, this Crambid was new to me.

The status of Sheldon NWR is confusing. I could find no USFWS staff on site. One camper told me that "BLM kicked USFWS off the Refuge, and the Refuge was about to be shut down but a public outcry kept it open." I'll have to Google more on this story. In any event, there was no one around from whom I could ask permission to blacklight...so I'll ask forgiveness later. ;-)

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What

Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 17, 2018 05:13 PM CDT

Description

Not bad for my little point-and-hope camera in the late afternoon at Sheldon NWR, NV.

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What

Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 17, 2018 02:18 PM CDT

Description

This small Gopher Snake was a roadkill along OR 205 in the Catlow Valley, west of Fields, OR.

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What

California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 17, 2018 10:07 AM CDT

Description

A large covey of quail was foraging along the Auto Tour road on Malheur. I stopped to get distant pics, then the covey just kept coming clsoer and closer...fairly unconcerned by the presence of my car on the road (3rd image). They finally just trotted past me.

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What

Grasses Family Poaceae

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 17, 2018 09:30 AM CDT

Description

Could someone put a name to this abundant, large bunch grass that is all along the roads at Malheur NWR?
@dataecologist @wisel ??

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What

Oregon Coyote-Thistle Eryngium petiolatum

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 16, 2018 10:50 AM CDT

Description

This appears to be Oregon Coyote-Thistle, a locally occurring species of Eryngium in Oregon. This was photographed in a restored grassland on Finley NWR, south of Corvallis, OR.

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What

Sooty-winged Chalcoela Moth Chalcoela iphitalis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 16, 2018 08:09 AM CDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Attracted to a porch light in a residential neighborhood.

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What

Roosevelt Elk Cervus canadensis ssp. roosevelti

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 16, 2018 09:25 AM CDT

Description

A small herd of bull Roosevelt Elk were wandering onto Finley NWR from the nearby hills.

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What

Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 15, 2018 04:07 PM CDT

Description

A small flock of mergs was foraging upstream close to the bank of the river.

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What

Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 14, 2018 09:26 AM CDT

Description

I don't think I'd ever seen this flowering shrub. It was uncommon in woodland edges in the Sandy River Delta Park, near Portland, OR. iNat wants to call this "Fallopia japonica" but BONAP doesn't have that species. I can't resolve the taxonomy here on the road.

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What

Eight-lined Leafhopper Gyponana octolineata

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 13, 2018 10:11 PM CDT

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What

Red Twin-Spot Xanthorhoe ferrugata

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 10:43 PM CDT

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What

Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 09:02 PM CDT

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Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 09:06 PM CDT

Description

My best guess among the similar species in this genus in this region.

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What

Brown-lined Looper Neoalcis californiaria

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 09:05 PM CDT

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What

Belted Grass-Veneer Euchromius ocelleus

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 10:44 PM CDT

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What

Treble Bar Aplocera plagiata

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 10:44 PM CDT

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What

White Underwing Catocala relicta

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 12, 2018 09:05 PM CDT

Description

I did a little blacklighting at my friends house in Boring, OR. This was the biggest prize of the night. There were two different individuals of this species with very different FW patterns.

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What

Coastal Hedge-Nettle Stachys chamissonis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 02:32 PM CDT

Description

Several plants along the river bank had just a few remnant flowers, well towards the tail end of this species' blooming season on the Salmon River.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 11:53 AM CDT

Description

Three birds in eclipse plumage were the only waterfowl on Trillium Lake. A lone Osprey also soared over the water.

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What

Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 01:49 PM CDT

Description

Getting a size perspective in photos of any tree in an old growth forest is particularly difficult. This Bigleaf Maple on the Old Salmon River Trail stood out on the river bank so that I could get most of the tree in one image. It is probably "only" about 60 ft tall, dwarfed by the 100+ ft conifers around it. It is particularly scenic--as were most of the maples--because the entirety of it's trunk and branches were clothed with a layer of moss up to to 6 or 10 inches thick on all sides. Only the foliage was peaking out from under the ubiquitous moss.

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What

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel Callospermophilus lateralis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 10:08 AM CDT

Description

I go for ridiculously easy subjects to photograph. Among all mammals in the western U.S., this may top the list as the most accessible!
This squirrel was munching on lupine leaves along the trail near Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, OR. I think it's tail was abnormally short, perhaps an accident or an encounter with a predator?

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What

Limber Pine Pinus flexilis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 2, 2018 09:05 AM CDT

Description

Craters of the Moon has a disjunct population of Limber Pine, quite a bit lower in elevation that other populations in the nearby Idaho mountains. A contact at the monument said the slightly higher elevation of the lava beds compared to surrounding sagebrush desert results in about 5 inches more precip per year. You might not be able to count them in the photo but this is a 5-needle pine.

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What

Brittle Bladderfern Cystopteris fragilis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 2, 2018 10:16 AM CDT

Description

Identified by my guide for the hike, Doug Owen, retired geologist for the Craters of the Moon NM.

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What

Limber Pine Dwarf Mistletoe Arceuthobium cyanocarpum

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 2, 2018 09:23 AM CDT

Description

I don't know if there is more than one species in this genus which might be infecting the Limber Pines at Craters of the Moon NM. The signage tells an interesting interpretive story of past management decisions.

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Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 02:52 PM CDT

Description

We saw about 4 of these Carabids scurrying across the trail.

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What

Cutworm Moths and Allies Family Noctuidae

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 03:20 PM CDT

Description

I'd love to know what this Noctuid moth is. I haven't researched it yet, but it's location is particularly interesting: This was photographed along the Old Salmon River Trail in the foothills of Mt. Hood, OR. The trail traverses a magnificent example of old growth forest with massive, moss-covered Douglas-Fir, Western Redcedar, Bigleaf Maple, etc. The moth was resting on a frond of the common sword fern which covers the ground under the forest. First spotted by Mary Kay.

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What

Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 11, 2018 11:12 AM CDT

Description

A couple of ravens picknicking at the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.

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Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 10, 2018 12:04 PM CDT

Description

Several of these 8 mm Hemipterans were found in sawdust in part of a bee hive. We couldn't figure out if they were associated with the sawdust or the hive. Anyone have a clue here?

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What

Grass Spiders Genus Agelenopsis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 10, 2018 09:59 AM CDT

Description

Our friends are interested in finding the identity of this spider found in their house in Boring, OR. A neighbor just had a bad reaction to a Hobo Spider bite.
@arachnojoe? @tigerbb?

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