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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

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Date

November 22, 2018 10:57 AM MST

Description

One larger and one smaller mallard were seen swimming around the edges of a lake. They were looking for food, dipping under the water every so often.

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2018

Description

The grackle was seen interacting with other grackles in a residential area. It was jumping from bush to bush, searching for food.

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Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii

Observer

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Date

November 12, 2018

Description

The photograph taken was of a male quail, and it was seen perched atop a sign in a desert area. The bird was surveying the area for threats to the other quails scavenging for food nearby (mostly female), and emitted warning signals when the photographer approached.

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Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

November 12, 2018

Description

The roadrunner was seen running across the front of a residential property, in a desert area. It ran into some nearby bushes, stopped, then ran again out of sight.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

November 24, 2018 12:34 PM MST

Description

The sparrow was seen in a group with other sparrows hiding in the branches of a bush, in front of a movie theatre. It flew to another location with the rest of the group upon approach.

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White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

November 16, 2018 04:04 PM MST

Description

The dove was seen perched in a large tree next to a residence. Upon approach, the bird was wary but did not fly away. The bird had been seen before several times in the same place, as a daily occurence.

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Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 31, 2018 02:03 PM MDT

Description

The insect was seen in a desert area pollinating a flower. It had been sitting on the same flower for a while, and after the picture was taken it remained there thereafter.

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Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

November 12, 2018 06:53 PM MST

Description

The spider was found inside of a residence, in a corner toward the ceiling. It was sitting on a clear web, and was motionless.

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Greater Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:15 PM MDT

Description

The lizard was seen outside in a desert area in midday. It laid close to a rock, sunbathing in the sunlight. Upon slow approach, it ran off only when within two feet away.

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Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:19 PM MDT

Description

The grasshopper was seen with its wings extended while sitting on rocks. After several moments, the insect jumped to another location, where its wings were no longer extended in the absence of flight.

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:23 PM MDT

Description

This small creosote bush was found in a desert area, isolated from other plants by a few feet in each direction. This particular bush was considerably smaller to the other creosote bushes observed in the same area on the same day.

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Bicolor Fanmustard Nerisyrenia camporum

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:25 PM MDT

Description

The small plant had netlike, lobed leaves and was flowering. The closed buds appeared purple, while the opened flowers were white.

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Prickly Pears Genus Opuntia

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:27 PM MDT

Description

Small prickly pear cactus found in a desert area. Long spines were located on the outer edges of each pad, with smaller spines located on the inside area of each pad.

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Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye Sidneya tenuifolia

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:28 PM MDT

Description

Large flowering bush with two individuals located side-by-side. The plant's many flowers were small and yellow, and a few bees were pollinating several of them.

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Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:31 PM MDT

Description

The small skipper was seen resting on a rock in direct sunlight. Even during approach, the insect showed minimal movement.

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Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:35 PM MDT

Description

The small butterfly was seen resting on some branches in a desert area. It was highly active, flying in small burst from plant to plant in search of flowers.

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Queen Danaus gilippus

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:43 PM MDT

Description

The queen butterfly was seen resting on the branch of a tree in a desert area. It was basking its wings in the sunlight, until it few away upon approach.

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Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:46 PM MDT

Description

The ocotillo plant was seen in a desert area near other plants of the same species, although they were separated by several feet. Each long branch was covered with prickles and small, smooth leaves.

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Soaptree Yucca Yucca elata

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:53 PM MDT

Description

Two side-by-side medium-sized yucca plants were seen in a desert area, near a small man-made bridge. The plants had long, hard parallel leaves that ended in sharp points.

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Trans-Pecos Poreleaf Porophyllum scoparium

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 14, 2018 12:56 PM MDT

Description

Large flowering shrub with many small yellow flowers. All the flowers were pointed in the same direction, and small bees and several flowers were pollinating them.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 31, 2018 02:36 PM MDT

Description

Large red dragonfly that was photographed resting on a small rock in a desert area. The insect rose to hover in the air several times, to rest back down and rise back up again.

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Plumed Crinklemat Tiquilia greggii

Observer

sepourjavahe

Date

October 31, 2018 02:07 PM MDT

Description

Medium-sized flowering shrub with small purple flowers. The shrub was spotted in a desert area, somewhat isolated from other plants.

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