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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

August 17, 2019 01:12 PM PDT

Description

Chilling in the trees near estuary. Location was close to Coal Oil Point Preserve.

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What

Coastal Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. stejnegeri

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

August 11, 2019 09:39 AM PDT

Description

Most abundant lizard in upper portions of Canyon.

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Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

July 14, 2019 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Someone had a run-in with a bird or larger predator. Right-front leg may well have been damaged/been regenerated.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

July 14, 2019 10:55 AM PDT

Description

Mixed oak, manzanita uplands.

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

July 11, 2019 11:17 AM PDT

Description

Local female, has fed young over last 2 months.

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Western Gray Squirrel Sciurus griseus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 10:34 AM PDT

Description

Mixed cedar, Dougfir and redwood forest near Mariposa Grove.

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

July 1, 2019 04:13 PM PDT

Description

Had not seen this ears-down posture before; then he bolted.

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What

White-headed Woodpecker Dryobates albolarvatus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 11:41 AM PDT

Description

By far the most common cavity-creator, and most resonant when drumming.

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Holarctic Azures Genus Celastrina

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 30, 2019 12:28 PM PDT

Description

A mass feeding frenzy at clay-rich, drying soil near montane meadow.

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Commas Genus Polygonia

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 30, 2019 12:29 PM PDT

Description

As muds dry at edge of wet meadow, salts beckon.

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Pale Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 11:38 AM PDT

Description

Butterfly sought out wild irises.

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Greater Fritillaries Genus Speyeria

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 09:39 AM PDT

Description

Second most common butterfly today near Mariposa Grove.

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Mountain Misery Genus Chamaebatia

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 09:32 AM PDT

Description

Undeniably popular for local butterflies.

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Snowplant Sarcodes sanguinea

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Parasitic Plant, seen near Sequoias, as well as cedars.

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California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 29, 2019 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Not far from NPS boundary with Sierra NF. Is this female an inter grade with Columbia black-tailed?

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 22, 2019 09:09 AM PDT

Description

Snake was carefully watched by sentinel ground squirrel, doing tail signaling.

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 5, 2019 08:37 AM PDT

Description

Possibly warming itself on bike path, or in search of nearby pocket gophers.

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

June 2, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Snake was in a strange torpor on a day that started out cool, digesting one meal, clearly ready for a second. No movement, no rattle.

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Columbian Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 26, 2019 10:29 AM PDT

Description

Well fed female after late and abundant rains. Male browsing in cover nearby.

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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 26, 2019 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Resting on (or enjoying ?) Poison Oak. Most common butterfly this AM.

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 21, 2019 03:29 PM PDT

Description

Guess the local coyote family moved after noisy discing of a cornfield.

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Half-toed Geckos Genus Hemidactylus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

March 9, 2019 06:23 AM PST

Description

Common indoor visitor.

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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 5, 2019 10:03 AM PDT

Description

Unusual wing shape caught my eye.

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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 5, 2019 11:36 AM PDT

Description

Easily the most abundant butterfly at Preserve on this visit.

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Duskywings Genus Erynnis

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 11, 2019 10:11 AM PDT

Description

Calm spot bear a windy ridge, conifers and manzanita scrub.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 5, 2019 11:25 AM PDT

Description

Crazy about those buckeye flowers.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

May 1, 2019 09:46 AM PDT

Description

Unusual wing shape caught my eye.

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What

Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths Superfamily Pyraloidea

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

April 28, 2019 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Contrasty moth, seeking cover in forest.

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Pleasing Fungus Beetles Family Erotylidae

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

April 28, 2019 11:14 AM PDT

Description

Local irruption, focused on wild mint.

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

ted_k_raab

Date

April 28, 2019 12:19 PM PDT

Description

One butterfly’s meat is another man’s poison (Oak).

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