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San Esteban Island × Sonoran Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura conspicuosa × macrolopha

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alice_abela

Date

July 24, 2008 07:07 PM PDT

Description

Female cape spiny-tailed iguana from Pima County, Arizona.

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alice_abela

Date

July 1, 2014 04:50 PM PDT

Description

Santa Barbara County, California

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Typical Spiders Suborder Araneomorphae

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mdparker

Date

December 8, 2019 11:38 AM UTC

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Entelegyne Spiders Infraorder Entelegynae

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ellen5

Date

November 20, 2019

Description

length ~7.1 mm
Seems to me too hairy for Dysdera crocata.
Trachelidae??

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Diamond Clarkia Clarkia rhomboidea

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rjadams55

Date

June 11, 2016 12:34 PM PDT

Description

This California endemic was identified by its habitat, the shape and color patterning on its petals, the exceptionally long stamens, and the lack of obvious hairs on the calyx.

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Typical Spiders Suborder Araneomorphae

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 22, 2019 10:01 AM PDT

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Desert Tarantula Aphonopelma iodius

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flygrl67

Date

September 18, 2019 07:00 PM PDT

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Small Giant Clam Tridacna maxima

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rjadams55

Date

July 17, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This giant clam was a small one, only about 18" across, and was wedged into a massive boulder coral. Several were seen along this stretch of reef.

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jgershik

Date

March 12, 2018 02:09 PM PDT

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Gray Tree Frog Complex Complex Hyla versicolor

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rjadams55

Date

April 18, 2019 04:03 PM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

August 2, 2019 09:18 AM PDT

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Thin-legged Wolf Spiders Genus Pardosa

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gbentall

Date

July 15, 2019 09:44 AM PDT

Description

Skimming on cattle pond, abundant along banks

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Green Skimmer Orthetrum serapia

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rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2013

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Foldingdoor Spiders Family Antrodiaetidae

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cedric_lee

Date

July 11, 2019 03:16 PM PDT

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Whiptail Lizards Genus Aspidoscelis

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rjadams55

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

This is one of the fascinating all-female species of whiptail. In these species the adults lay eggs that have not been externally fertilized but instead are clones of the mother..

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Grey House Spider Badumna longinqua

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mi2camatt

Date

June 28, 2019 11:48 PM PDT

Description

No clue ... help me out spider people. Found on my cooler along the Kings River east of Pine Flat Reservoir.

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deanna54

Date

June 11, 2019 05:24 PM MST

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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catchang

Date

June 16, 2019 09:51 AM PDT

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Leaflitter Crab Spiders Genus Ozyptila

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wildmacro

Date

March 10, 2019 07:01 PM PDT

Description

On saddle-shaped false morel (Gyromitra infula).

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Grey House Spider Badumna longinqua

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behmrachel

Date

May 14, 2019 11:19 AM PDT

Description

Strange jigsaw spiderweb

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False Tarantula Calisoga longitarsis

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amarzee

Date

March 27, 2019 01:23 PM KST

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Plains Evening Primrose Camissonia contorta

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abr

Date

May 4, 2019 02:34 PM PDT

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California Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. mundus

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flygrl67

Date

May 4, 2019 02:03 PM PDT

Description

Lizard in the Cottonwood fluff that was in piles everywhere

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pinnaclesnp

Date

May 1, 2019 09:26 PM PDT

Description

Photo by R. Eisner

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Ensign Ground Hunter Haplodrassus signifer

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

May 4, 2019 07:07 PM PDT

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Sheetweb and Dwarf Weavers Family Linyphiidae

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tiwane

Date

May 3, 2019 09:36 PM PDT

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Funnel Weavers Family Agelenidae

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metsa

Date

March 24, 2019 01:46 PM PDT

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leslie_flint

Date

March 18, 2019 02:08 PM PDT

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cedric_lee

Date

March 14, 2019 01:00 PM PDT

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

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natbat

Date

March 7, 2019 09:42 AM PST

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tiwane

Date

March 2, 2019 02:52 PM PST

Description

Found under a log by @robberfly. Next to a nice little tunnel.

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garth_harwood

Date

February 15, 2019 10:15 AM PST

Description

On cut end of Monterey Pine log.

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cedric_lee

Date

February 16, 2019

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liv_

Date

November 29, 2018 10:54 AM PST

Description

Found on damp ground near a heritage oak tree

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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flygrl67

Date

February 5, 2019 03:01 PM PST

Description

I think this might be Tremella mesenterica. It was growing on oak, there was no visible Stereum, and it appeared to be paler, more yellow and less golden colored, and more translucent than the more common Tremella aurantia seen in the area. It also mentions in the book, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, that T. mesenterica has a more simple fruit body of one to several leafy lobes vs. the brain like mass usually formed by T. aurantia.

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Prickly Pears Genus Opuntia

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kueda

Date

June 7, 2014 04:20 PM PDT

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flygrl67

Date

January 21, 2019 12:22 PM PST

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Whitespotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus ocellatus

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flygrl67

Date

September 28, 2018 11:56 PM MST

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Orbweavers Genus Neoscona

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storybag

Date

October 29, 2018

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Australian Swiftlet Aerodramus terraereginae

Date

November 7, 2018 10:50 PM PST

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Recluse Spiders Genus Loxosceles

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jaykeller

Date

May 4, 2014 04:16 AM PDT

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gbentall

Date

October 8, 2018 10:48 AM PDT

Description

I am stumped. Horsefly-sized, with weird haltere-like things. Maybe abnormal coloration?
Any help @mothmannb @silversea_starsong ?

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Cellar Spiders Family Pholcidae

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blevine

Date

September 10, 2018 09:07 PM MDT

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North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

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gbentall

Date

September 16, 2018 04:50 PM PDT

Description

Feeding on discarded carcass from fishing boat

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Silver Garden Orbweaver Argiope argentata

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trobinson41

Date

August 29, 2018 06:26 PM PDT

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Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata

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lyndae

Date

August 11, 2018 01:32 PM PDT

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Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus

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lyndae

Date

August 11, 2018 10:56 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Wonderpus Wunderpus photogenicus

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lovelyclemmy

Date

March 10, 2018 11:12 AM AWST

Description

Wunderpus

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gbentall

Date

July 21, 2018 10:40 AM PDT

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Giant Crab Spider Olios giganteus

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natureali

Date

September 1, 2002 10:39 AM PDT

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Four-fingered Skinks Genus Carlia

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rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2013

Description

With dozens of similar species of skink throughout Queensland, it has taken several attempts at counting individual scales, checking their structure, the shape of their ears, and other tiny details to be comfortable that I am making solid identifications. This species is endemic to a small region of coastal tropical rainforest below Cape York.

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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gbentall

Date

May 28, 2018 01:24 PM PDT

Description

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Oblong Running Spider Tibellus oblongus

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euproserpinus

Date

May 13, 2018 10:00 PM PDT

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Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis

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coati

Date

April 28, 2018 06:15 PM PDT

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kschnei

Date

April 22, 2018 07:03 PM PDT

Description

Carapace pattern is interesting and resembles O. isolatus. Also posted to BG here:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1511787

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kevin21kevin

Date

April 17, 2018 09:12 AM PDT

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American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

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gbentall

Date

February 24, 2018 12:12 PM PST

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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dryan

Date

May 24, 2016 07:38 PM PDT

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Cellar Spiders Family Pholcidae

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rcockburn

Date

February 13, 2018 07:00 PM PST

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Spiders Order Araneae

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finatic

Date

July 29, 2017 09:06 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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Cellar Spiders Family Pholcidae

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finatic

Date

August 17, 2017 09:57 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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California Halfbeak Hyporhamphus rosae

Date

November 4, 2017 12:14 PM PDT

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Nursery Web Spiders Family Pisauridae

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hydrocycler

Date

September 2, 2017 04:34 PM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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gbentall

Date

August 27, 2017 02:48 PM PDT

Description

I guess this is just an Anna's. The throat looks odd to me---maybe worn or molting? Or is it another species? @rjadams55 @greglasely

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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slapcin

Date

August 6, 2017 09:30 AM EDT

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Trashline Orbweavers Genus Cyclosa

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ocean_beach_goth

Date

July 30, 2017 02:43 PM PDT

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Twelve-tentacled Parasitic Anemone Peachia quinquecapitata

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gbentall

Date

June 17, 2017 06:46 PM PDT

Description

Thanks @natalie53 , for pointing out the tiny parasitic anemones on this Mitrocoma jelly!

See also http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/6699691

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Spotted Orbweavers Genus Neoscona

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jaykeller

Date

July 22, 2017 10:43 PM PDT

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Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula

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kschnei

Date

July 22, 2017 08:12 AM PDT

Description

Continuing rarity found by R. Wallen about a week prior and enjoyed by many observers since that time.

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Nazca Booby Sula granti

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jmaughn

Date

July 20, 2017 03:04 PM PDT

Description

This is either a Masked or a Nazca Booby. Sentiment among the Birders-that-Be (of which I am emphatically not one...) seems to be leaning slightly towards Nazca. I'm basing my ID on that, plus what looks to me like a pale-pinkish tinge to the base of the bill, and some white in and around the base of the tail. This ID is very tentative, though, and I'll be revisiting it as the prevailing views of the people around here who actually know what they're doing evolve.

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jaykeller

Date

July 11, 2017 07:22 PM PDT

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abr

Date

March 19, 2013

Description

Tarantula burrow?

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abr

Date

March 20, 2013

Description

Tarantula burrow?

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glmory

Date

June 5, 2017 07:41 PM PDT

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Ground Spiders Family Gnaphosidae

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glmory

Date

May 29, 2017 05:47 PM PDT

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cedric_lee

Date

April 20, 2017 05:32 PM PDT

Description

Several spiders predating on black harvester ants near their nest. Ants are dragged to the tips of grasses.

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Funnel Weavers Family Agelenidae

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finatic

Date

April 15, 2016 09:25 AM PDT

Place

TSRI (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Teasels Genus Dipsacus

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seakay

Date

September 3, 2012 01:58 PM PDT

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Common Teasel Dipsacus fullonum

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rjadams55

Date

February 14, 2016

Description

Two species of teasel are found in the area. According to the Jepson Manual;

D. sativus has a involucre bract that is generally ± spreading or reflexed

D. fullonum has a involucre bract that is generally erect or upcurved

This more closely matches D. sativus in descriptions and illustrations.

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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rjadams55

Date

April 11, 2017 04:13 PM PDT

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Spiders Order Araneae

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greglasley

Date

April 10, 2017 12:02 PM CDT

Description

wolf spider? Inside a Pale Pitcher Plant with prey

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Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata

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muir

Date

March 2, 2013 02:26 PM EST

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Tawny Dwarf Tarantula Megahexura fulva

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cedric_lee

Date

March 26, 2017 09:03 AM PDT

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Northern Orbweaver Aculepeira packardi

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karinakilldeer

Date

March 20, 2017 01:11 PM PDT

Description

Am I way off @rjadams55 ?

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Desert Threadplant Nemacladus rubescens

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kueda

Date

March 12, 2017 11:29 AM PDT

Description

Brilliant find by Sylvie, brilliant ID by Angela. An amazing little flower, and the only one we found on the whole trip.

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Mouse-gray Dudleya Dudleya abramsii ssp. murina

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flygrl67

Date

March 5, 2016 11:59 AM PST

Description

I walked right over these succulents, and @rjadams55 pointed them out to me. Their colouring blended in so well with their serpentinite substrate!

UPDATE 3/14/2017: Dudleya abramsii ssp. murina (Mouse-Gray Dudleya) is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere). https://goo.gl/k9NDr2

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Kaston Sac Spider Clubiona kastoni

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glmory

Date

March 2, 2017 08:11 PM PST

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Giant Crab Spider Olios giganteus

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hplatz

Date

February 4, 2017 09:44 AM CST

Description

Pretty sure this is Olios giganteus. Emerged when sweeping porch at South Llano River State Park Headquarters.

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California Myotis Myotis californicus

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natureali

Date

May 25, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

Description

Galileo Hill
Mojave Desert, Kern County, California
24 May 2015

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Stinking Orange Oyster Phyllotopsis nidulans

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flygrl67

Date

December 19, 2016 10:55 AM PST

Description

Gilled mushroom growing on a decaying branch of Quercus agrifolia

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Water Smartweed Persicaria amphibia

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rjadams55

Date

September 14, 2016 03:01 PM PDT

Description

A thick blanket of Water Smartweed covered the shallows around the edge of Anzar Pond.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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atassin

Date

June 20, 2015

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High-latitude Oaks Subgenus Quercus

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rjadams55

Date

October 18, 2016 08:16 AM PDT

Description

This tree was told from the similar Coast Live Oak (Q. agrifolia) by its flat, shiny to dull green leaves without hairs at the leaf vein axils on the underside.

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rjadams55

Date

November 12, 2015

Description

This individual was found under a pile of rotting kelp while exploring the beach wrack with gbentall.

Rove beetles in the genus Cafius specialize in shoreline and intertidal habitats and are especially common on sandy beaches where they hunt among piles of rotting seaweed. Eight species are found along the coast of central and northern California.