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Inornate Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta inornatalis)

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jenniferarrow7

Date

June 18, 2022 07:16 AM PDT

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California Blue Dorid (Felimare californiensis)

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christrent

Date

June 2022

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Fruit Flies (Family Tephritidae)

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trailblazr

Date

May 8, 2022 10:50 AM PDT

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

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lizosborn

Date

June 30, 2022 05:44 PM PDT

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russnamitz

Date

June 30, 2022 10:06 PM PDT

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San Bernardino Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus)

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derek_hameister

Date

June 2022

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Bleached Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata ssp. ruthveni)

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chucksutherland

Date

June 14, 2022 10:01 AM MDT

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ianswift

Date

July 2, 2020 10:55 AM PDT

Description

Nice population here with the host, Asclepias eriocarpa

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ianswift

Date

June 25, 2021 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Found at light

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julielvt

Date

June 12, 2022 12:43 PM PDT

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Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus)

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pleistocene

Date

June 22, 2022 06:29 PM PDT

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Belkin's Dune Tabanid Fly (Brennania belkini)

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dcoopercem

Date

June 2022

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Plate Gall Wasp (Andricus pattersonae)

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dlbowls

Date

June 4, 2022 09:31 AM PDT

Description

On California Scrub Oak.

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

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kgarrett

Date

June 10, 2022 08:37 AM PDT

Description

young pup outside den in old concrete pipe

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Pixie's Parasol (Mycena interrupta)

Date

June 9, 2022 11:05 AM AEST

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Heartleaf Twistflower (Streptanthus cordatus)

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gheaton

Date

June 4, 2022 07:57 PM PDT

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Pinyon Brickellbush (Brickellia oblongifolia var. linifolia)

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gheaton

Date

June 4, 2022 09:55 PM PDT

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Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Date

June 2022

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Date

May 21, 2022 05:26 PM PDT

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wildwingsecology

Date

May 6, 2022 06:03 PM PDT

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Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)

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crazybirdman

Date

November 27, 2021 04:12 PM AEST

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Fourleaf Manyseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum)

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charmurr

Date

June 1, 2022 03:44 PM PDT

Description

This plant is so tiny, maybe an inch at base and the colorful clustered seeds or flowers were also 1-3mm at most. I caught it in the corner of my lens when I was capturing another plant close by it. I would have missed it otherwise & I'm glad I didn't.

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Lesser Two-spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculoides)

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christrent

Date

May 2022

Description

Juvenile about 4" height in the photo. Amazing blue iridescence, photo doesn't do it justice. It was just glowing neon blue. Saw it about 30 feet away in the light of the flashlight. Assuming Lesser Two-spot as that's what I usually see in the area.

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Red-banded Transparent Shrimp (Heptacarpus sitchensis)

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christrent

Date

May 2022

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Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

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christrent

Date

May 2022

Description

One of about 20 seen.

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

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russnamitz

Date

May 28, 2022 06:08 PM PDT

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Plummer's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus plummerae)

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griddish

Date

May 2022

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Panamint Alligator Lizard (Elgaria panamintina)

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acastelein

Date

May 2022

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Kangaroo Rats (Genus Dipodomys)

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christrent

Date

May 22, 2022 09:43 PM PDT

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Verrill's Underwing (Catocala verrilliana)

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andreacala

Date

May 20, 2022 09:52 AM PDT

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kschnei

Date

February 13, 2022 09:03 AM PST

Description

Swept from grasses and collected two similar 2.0 mm wasps - brachypterous and with thick antennae. Also posted to BG. Specimen images taken at California Academy of Sciences.

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Lotus Fairy Bee (Perdita trisignata)

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boazsolorio

Date

May 13, 2022 02:23 PM PDT

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Thread-legged Bugs (Subfamily Emesinae)

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sclerobunus

Date

December 27, 2021 12:31 PM PST

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Froghoppers (Family Cercopidae)

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trailblazr

Date

July 31, 2021 06:18 PM PDT

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Sand Food (Pholisma sonorae)

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chalon9

Date

May 2022

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beesip

Date

April 30, 2022 09:52 AM PDT

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Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

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janepannor

Date

May 9, 2022 08:31 PM PDT

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wildwingsecology

Date

April 8, 2022 09:52 PM PDT

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Nomad Bees (Genus Nomada)

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andreacala

Date

May 1, 2022 09:51 AM MST

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Date

April 28, 2022 10:40 PM PDT

Description

Maybe A. rubrocuprea? Sweep-netted from chaparral vegetation.

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Painted Ladybird (Mulsantina picta)

Date

April 29, 2022 04:18 PM PDT

Description

Resting on a flower under pines.

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Desert Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata)

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gheaton

Date

April 30, 2022 10:36 PM PDT

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Lesser Cornstalk Borer Moth (Elasmopalpus lignosella)

Date

April 29, 2022 06:06 PM PDT

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alyejidnef

Date

April 28, 2022 04:03 PM PDT

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Longhorn Bees (Tribe Eucerini)

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boazsolorio

Date

April 30, 2022 11:51 AM PDT

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Shredding Evening-Primrose (Eremothera boothii ssp. decorticans)

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plantsoncolors

Date

April 29, 2022 02:18 PM PDT

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Leconte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)

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alexia-s

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Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

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alexia-s

Date

September 16, 2021 11:36 AM PDT

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Turfgrass Ant (Lasius neoniger)

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froggy143

Date

April 24, 2022 05:42 PM PDT

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alexia-s

Date

June 2020

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Camatta Canyon Amole (Hooveria purpurea var. reducta)

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will_k

Date

April 2022

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Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

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will_k

Date

April 2022

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euproserpinus

Date

April 1, 2022 08:17 PM PDT

Description

Tiny! It has a noctuid caterpillar hanging beneath its mouth.

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beesip

Date

April 10, 2022 11:20 AM UTC

Description

wasp

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tastle

Date

April 10, 2022 09:45 AM PDT

Description

Found on Desert Dandelion

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Mojave Stinkweed (Cleomella obtusifolia)

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garmonb0zia

Date

April 13, 2022 01:45 PM PDT

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Martin’s Giant Skipper (Megathymus yuccae ssp. martini)

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jack0inat

Date

April 3, 2022 01:49 PM PDT

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Creosote Bush Ancylandrena (Ancylandrena larreae)

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david99

Date

February 19, 2022 08:49 AM HST

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Greater Yellowthroat Gilia (Gilia tenuiflora)

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betweenthelyons

Date

March 31, 2022 03:18 PM PDT

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Short-faced Bees (Genus Dufourea)

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boazsolorio

Date

April 4, 2022 12:00 PM UTC

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Beautiful Rockcress (Boechera pulchra)

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will_k

Date

April 3, 2022 11:28 AM PDT

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Panamint Daisy (Enceliopsis covillei)

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desertsolitude

Date

April 2022

Description

First time seeing the Panamint Daisies. They were so incredibly pretty and some were growing on cliff edges. Amazing. My hand for comparison.

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paperplum

Date

February 12, 2022 02:18 PM PST

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Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)

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keirmorse

Date

March 24, 2022 01:50 PM PDT

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andreacala

Date

March 29, 2022 01:01 PM PDT

Description

This was the most fun find of the day: hundreds of these tiny hoppers on a wide variety of plants, mating or in pursuit thereof. I saw them on the leaves of Blue Elder, Chilicothe, Laurel Sumac, and Silvery Lupine, in a radius of about 300 meters.
Compare to https://bugguide.net/node/view/1048392/bgimage, also from Los Angeles County.

Interestingly, @scubabruin found similar looking hoppers on the same day and about 6 miles north, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/109867386.

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stucumber_

Date

March 2022

Description

Near snowmelt
~2mm tall, peridium hardened
Some capillitial free ends still attached to peridium
Spores 11-13 µm
On bark of Calocedrus decurrens near snowmelt

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fowlivia

Date

March 3, 2022 11:15 AM PST

Description

Phacelia Wildlife Sanctuary

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slapcin

Date

January 17, 2003

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plains-wanderer

Date

April 2, 2013

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Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

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circlique

Date

March 2022

Description

Seen in Death Valley’s Cottonwood Canyon

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jriebe2016

Date

March 18, 2022 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Seen in the Mesquite Dunes of Death Valley. Can anyone help me identify?

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Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

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desertsolitude

Date

March 2022

Description

*Pictures are of tortoise alive on 3/26/22. 4/14/22 Update: Remains were completely scattered, it is believed the tortoise died of dehydration due to the indents on the scutes. 4/13/22 Update: this tortoise was found dead on 4/9/22, outside of its burrow, it’s left front arm had been severed but was still attached, and the muscle was attached and visible. Just the skin was broken. So sad. No signs of a struggle in the sand. Hopefully there might be other tortoises, but I feel like this is the same one I have only seen whenever I’ve visited this area. 90 degrees at 2:50pm with a light breeze. There are many burrows in this one location, but I don’t know if there’s more than one tortoise or not here. It looks like the one I saw last October, and it was very close to the burrow it was in the last time I saw it. For some reason iNaturalist is not working right now so I can’t link the October observation…

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House Mouse (Mus musculus)

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andreacala

Date

March 26, 2022 07:55 AM PDT

Description

The mouse was surprisingly approachable.

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Stinkbells (Fritillaria agrestis)

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floydworks

Date

March 2022

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Desert Rock Nettle (Eucnide urens)

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shewholistens

Date

March 21, 2022 06:30 PM PDT

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Colorado Desert Shovelnose Snake (Chionactis annulata ssp. annulata)

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finatic

Date

May 1, 2021 04:19 PM PDT

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Cactus Coreid (Chelinidea vittiger)

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andreacala

Date

March 16, 2022 10:41 AM PDT

Description

On a Silver Cholla.

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Desert Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes ssp. rudkini)

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andreacala

Date

March 17, 2022 09:16 AM PDT

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fowlivia

Date

March 3, 2022 11:33 AM PST

Description

Phacelia Wildlife Sanctuary

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chalon9

Date

March 19, 2022 10:38 AM PDT

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'I'iwi (Drepanis coccinea)

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guyincognito

Date

January 2022

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ʻApapane (Himatione sanguinea)

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guyincognito

Date

January 27, 2022 10:29 AM PST

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Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica)

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sabolcik

Date

March 17, 2022 06:47 PM HST

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White-tipped Black (Melanchroia chephise)

Date

November 9, 2021 03:08 PM PST

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Banana Slugs (Genus Ariolimax)

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rilested

Date

March 27, 2021 09:53 AM PDT

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Tiphiid Flower Wasps (Family Tiphiidae)

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 13, 2022 12:26 PM PDT

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 13, 2022 01:21 PM PDT

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Lichen Agaric (Lichenomphalia umbellifera)

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anna158

Date

March 15, 2022 07:42 PM PDT

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Nomad Bees (Genus Nomada)

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brian_wright

Date

March 14, 2022 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Plum Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park

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Xantus's Hummingbird (Basilinna xantusii)

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gheaton

Date

March 8, 2022 11:17 AM PST

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Foothill Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis ssp. orpifex)

Date

March 15, 2022 06:10 PM CDT

Description

~13-15 mm long

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Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

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paperplum

Date

March 2022

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Ceanothus Silk Moth (Hyalophora euryalus)

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natalieb37

Date

February 27, 2022 09:56 AM PST

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brandonwoo

Date

March 13, 2022 07:50 PM PDT

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Punctate Little Bear Scarab Beetle (Paracotalpa puncticollis)

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hkibak

Date

February 18, 2022 01:33 PM PST

Description

See p. 115 and plate 73 of the Field Guide to Beetles of California by Evans & Hogue (2006)

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

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bradrumble

Date

March 8, 2022 05:27 PM PST

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Date

March 1, 2022 01:18 PM PST