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Desert Tarantula Aphonopelma iodius

Observer

truthseqr

Date

September 3, 2021 10:05 AM PDT

Description

So cool!

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Observer

truthseqr

Date

August 10, 2021 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Clump of gelatinous material in creek. Are these eggs of some sort (fish? frogs? toads?)

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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gshugart

Date

October 18, 2019 08:53 AM PDT

Description

Crossing on pause at west edge, alive

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

Observer

gshugart

Date

March 13, 2017 08:38 PM PDT

Description

2 alive, 9 dead (2 male 7 female+ 2 alive fems); newt at bottom middle of picture is alive frozen in defensive posture; warm, rain 07:00 to 17:00 trailing off at end

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What

Earthworms and Allies Subclass Oligochaeta

Observer

carrion

Date

December 11, 2019 09:11 PM PST

Description

newt eating earthworm

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What

Earthworms and Allies Subclass Oligochaeta

Observer

tyap

Date

January 23, 2021 09:14 AM UTC

Description

This animal was injured on the road after being hit by a car. Moved it off the road.

Apologies for the terrible photo quality.....!
This observation is part of an ongoing study of Pacific newt roadkill on Alma Bridge Road, Lexington Reservoir. See our project page for more info.

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

Observer

snakeboy2010

Date

April 11, 2021 12:05 PM PDT

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Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii

Observer

newtpatrol

Date

May 31, 2021 08:34 PM PDT

Description

Once the light is fading, Baby Owl takes their turn looking out of the box for a while, really getting their groove on (I know, it's a vision thing, but still funky). This night, this baby flew out, and a second baby looked out!

Here's some Baby Owl groove:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WLzXq28fq6oE22U3sAeQqtcDGztqEgQ9/view?usp=sharing

And a longer video of the two babies, lots of flapping, and a lizard delivery:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m2BldszjFpS9GI1kATyuF_4wYE-B7Qw0/view?usp=sharing

Finally, I created a Flickr album with a larger collection of photos and videos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVZPnT5

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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truthseqr

Date

November 27, 2020 10:17 AM PST

Description

A flock of wild turkeys. Notice the coyote walking past the flock. They aren't even alarmed! I wonder if they can sense the coyote's not hungry for turkey right now? Their heads turned in unison to watch the coyote pass. Very interesting!

(Ed Levin County Park)

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truthseqr

Date

May 28, 2021 10:35 AM PDT

Description

Nectaring on Hawksbeard flowers.

(Ed R. Levin County Park)

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Herb Robert Geranium robertianum

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stevenpits

Date

May 11, 2019 06:08 PM PDT

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Dwarf Mallow Malva neglecta

Observer

arnel

Date

May 19, 2019 04:09 PM PDT

Description

Some rather scruffy-looking Common Mallow (Malva neglecta), photographed in a patch of mulch at Varian Park in Cupertino, CA. Note that there are two photographs in the set of poctures documenting this specimen - the lead shot (Shot 1.1), which provides a view of the plant in situ; and the remaining shot (Shot 1.2), which provides a closeup of one of the flowers and some surrounding leaves.

In identifying this plant, I made the following observations:

1) This specimen has bisexual flowers consisting of 5 sepals; 5 petals, a single pistil, and numerous stamens. The 5 petals are partially fused together to fom a corolla tube that is radial in its symmetry. The pistil has a superior ovary at one end 5 linear stigmas at the other. Finally, the stamens' filaments have fused together around the pistil, almost enclosing it completely. Together, all of these traits place this specimen firmly within the Mallow Family (Malvaceae).

2) This specimen is also an annual forb with axillary flowers, with up to 10 flowers per leaf axil. Inside each flower, one can see the anthers arranged in a single series near the top of the filament tube, just below the linear stigmas. Outside the flower, subtending the calyx, are three tiny bractlets that are generally free from each other (verified in the field, difficult to see in the photos). The stems of the plant are prostrate to erect. Together, all of these traits place this specimen firmly within the genus Malva.

3) Finally, for this specimen, sepals are about 4mm long, while the petals are around 8mm long (= 2x length of the sepals). The petals are white to pale lialc pink, with veins that are not darker than the base color of the petals. Together, these traits identify this specimen as Common Mallow (Malva neglecta), a non-native plant originally from Eurasia that has become more or less naturalized in northern California. It is also known as Dwarf Mallow.

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Bull Mallow Malva nicaeensis

Observer

arnel

Date

April 28, 2019 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Bull Mallow (Malva nicaeensis), photographed at the Stevens Creek Tidal Marsh in Mountain View, CA. Note that there are 5 photographs in the set of pictures documenting this specimen:

Shot 1 - Provides a closeup of an open flower and a recently closed one. Petals are 10mm long and about 8mm wide.

Shot 2 - Provides a closeup of a leaf (upperside only). Note that the leaves can easily reach 10cm near the base of the plant. This is a cauline leaf, so it is closer to 6cm at its broadest point.

Shot 3 - Provides a shot of one of the specimen's stems, so one can see the alternate arrangement of the leaves and the axillary arrangement of the flowers.

Shot 4 - Provides a closeup shot of the seed capsule. Note how the calyx encloses the seed capsule completely; also note how the bracts subtending the calyx remain attached to it, even as they enclose the seed capsule inside.

Shot 5 - Provides a wide shot, showing the plant in situ in its environment. This specimen is already about 5 feet tall, and I have seen other specimens of M, niccaensis get even taller.

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Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Observer

truthseqr

Date

May 2, 2021 08:51 AM PDT

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What

Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Observer

ericalsf

Date

March 10, 2021 06:29 PM PST

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What

Small Melilot Melilotus indicus

Observer

truthseqr

Date

April 10, 2020 11:32 AM PDT

Description

(Calabazas Creek Trail)

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California Newt Taricha torosa

Date

December 28, 2020 01:22 PM UTC

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

mimlouder

Date

January 30, 2021 09:25 AM CST

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

truthseqr

Date

March 2019

Description

California Newt
We saw 5 newts this morning, but I only took pictures of this one. There were 2 in the water. The others were climbing uphill.

After seeing thousands of dead newts at Lexington Reservoir, every live one I see is very precious.

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lansing

Date

May 10, 2018 11:10 AM PDT

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

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antonyw

Date

February 18, 2010 01:32 PM PST

Description

A newt having a bad day. I was wondering what ate newts coming up the ridge when I almost stepped on one.

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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parped

Date

January 14, 2021 04:27 PM PST

Description

Snatched a gopher.

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What

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 18, 2021 04:23 PM PST

Description

Found sitting in the road with wings splayed out, unmoving. Picked him up out of the road (he opened his eyes and squeaked loudly) and watched for about ten minutes to see if he'd recover on his own, and then walked back to my car, put him in a little box, and brought him to the wildlife rehab in Burlingame. On the walk back he'd occasionally rouse and open his eyes, peck me gently, move his wings, clutch my hand with his feet, etc., and seemed to gradually be getting more active, so hopefully with some sugar water and a rest in rehab he might recover.

Nothing obvious in the area, so I assume a window strike that flew off at the time of impact but didn't make it too far.

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What

Pacific Newts Genus Taricha

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newtpatrol

Date

January 6, 2021 12:51 PM PST

Description

This observation is part of an ongoing study of the Pacific newt roadkills on Alma Bridge Road, Lexington Reservoir.

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Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus

Observer

truthseqr

Date

March 26, 2017 08:52 AM PDT

Description

Small mouse found on hillside along trail.

White underparts and paws. Pink mouth. Dorsal side dark gray. Tail shorter than body.

Head length: 3.5 cm
Body Length (incl. tail): 14 cm
Front paw length: 1 cm

Cause of death: drowning?

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What

Pacific Newts Genus Taricha

Observer

newtpatrol

Date

December 16, 2020 02:24 PM PST

Description

This part of Alma Bridge was recently repaved. This newt was adhered to the road, and the line-painter seems to have gone right over them. After peeling the newt from the road, their shadow remains, a long-term reminder.

This observation is part of an ongoing study of the Pacific Newt roadkills on Alma Bridge Road, Lexington Reservoir.

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Armenian Blackberry Rubus armeniacus

Observer

truthseqr

Date

October 8, 2020 08:45 AM PDT

Description

With 2 unripe berries.

(Limekiln Trail)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

truthseqr

Date

November 20, 2020 10:25 AM PST

Description

Gorgeous bird!

(Ed Levin County Park)

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What

Brittleleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos crustacea

Observer

truthseqr

Date

October 8, 2020 10:06 AM PDT

Description

(Priest Rock Trail)

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

kittyoneil

Date

October 10, 2020 06:06 PM UTC

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

truthseqr

Date

October 1, 2020 10:07 AM PDT

Description

This butterfly is flying upside down!

Nectaring on Alkali Heath.

(Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge)

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Baby Sage Salvia microphylla

Observer

truthseqr

Description

Attracting lots of bees.

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Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani

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rprovost

Date

June 2020

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Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

madtiller

Date

June 18, 2020 07:57 AM PDT

Description

The difference between the desert cottontail and brush rabbit definitely stand out when they are side by side. :)

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What

False Grass-Poly Lythrum junceum

Observer

truthseqr

Date

May 15, 2020 11:58 AM PDT

Description

Flowers: 1-2 in each leaf axil
Stem: not hairy; erect, up to 60 cm tall
Short, conical hypanthiums/fruits. Red spots at base.

Reference:
https://bioone.org/journals/madro%C3%B1o/volume-66/issue-3/0024-9637-66.3.97/NOTES-ON-LYTHRUM-LYTHRACEAE-IN-CALIFORNIA--LYTHRUM-JUNCEUM-AS/10.3120/0024-9637-66.3.97.short

Per @randomtruth, the hypanthium shape is the easiest character to look at for differentiation - L. cal has cylindrical hypanthiums with defined ribs, and L. junceum has shorter, conical hypanthiums that are mostly smooth.
Here's a photo by @randomtruth of L. californicum on flickr for reference - note the long, cylindrical hypanthiums with the ribs.

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What

Pacific Newts Genus Taricha

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alsion

Date

August 10, 2018 02:06 PM PDT

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truthseqr

Date

May 15, 2020 10:52 AM PDT

Description

Foraging on lupines.
This bumble bee has yellow hairs on the underside of its abdomen.

Probably Bombus vosnesenskii, but could be B. caliginosus. These two species can rarely be differentiated by photo and need microscopic analysis for reliable identification.
Reference:
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/truthseqr/32809-yellow-faced-bumble-bees-other-pyrobombus-species-in-the-sf-bay-area

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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selwynq

Date

June 21, 2020 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Mommy Stilt on the boardwalk driving away any approaching gulls.

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pinju

Date

June 13, 2020 05:00 PM PDT

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What

Eastern Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

truthseqr

Date

June 20, 2020 09:13 AM PDT

Description

Melanistic variety
This squirrel was very happy with his find - an unopened bag of treats.

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California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

Observer

djparisi

Date

October 2018

Description

I gave a lecture on the CA condor for the Sierra Club in Pine Mountain Club, CA as a volunteer for the USFWS. I have been a condor nest monitor since 2008. I have authorization to carry an endangered species feather for education purposes.

https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/feather.php?Bird=CALC_primary_adult

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

truthseqr

Date

July 2, 2017 07:27 AM PDT

Description

Eating a fat black caterpillar. (Limekiln Trail)

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California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

truthseqr

Date

May 31, 2020 07:51 AM PDT

Description

What in the world is this gull doing? It looks like it's trying to fly upside down!

California species of special concern (SSC) . See California Natural Diversity Database program (CNDDB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=109406&inline

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SSC

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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damontighe

Date

May 19, 2020 05:37 PM PDT

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What

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

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ericalsf

Date

May 15, 2020 09:54 AM PDT

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Valley Carpenter Bee Xylocopa sonorina

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 13, 2020 11:43 AM PDT

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Rough Hedgenettle Stachys rigida

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chris_nelson

Date

May 12, 2020 11:55 AM PDT

Description

There are four local hedgenettles with a pouch at the base of the corolla. This is the common one and can be distinguished because:

  • it doesn't have silky hairs all over its inflorescence.
  • its inflorescence isn't compact/crowded.
  • its corolla isn't a deep purple.

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Spring Vetch Vicia sativa ssp. sativa

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chris_nelson

Date

April 27, 2020 02:21 PM PDT

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California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 2020

Place

Private

Description

Wild chick hatched!! Yay! Covid-19 birding (AKA sofa birding) at its finest. Watching live for several hours via Ventana Wildlife Society’s nest cam - thank you Ventana - this is a screen shot of mom, #190 ‘Redwood Queen,’ with fuzzy white day-old condor chick under her left wing and eggshell fragments around. So special to watch in these stay-at-home times! Live cam on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvl_umojeYE&feature=emb_logo

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What

Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

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damontighe

Date

April 23, 2020 06:50 PM PDT

Description

Cultivated hedge. Interesting decision

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

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westcoastwillow

Date

April 14, 2020 02:01 PM PDT

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Valley Carpenter Bee Xylocopa sonorina

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 24, 2020 10:22 AM PDT

Description

Interestingly, the more numerous females preferred nectaring on the Salvia whereas the males (3!) preferred the Pride-of-Madiera.

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

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ericalsf

Date

April 23, 2020 06:42 AM PDT

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What

Mediterranean Stork's-Bill Erodium botrys

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bluevalhalla

Date

March 31, 2019 03:31 PM PDT

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What

Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

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merav

Date

April 13, 2020 08:49 AM PDT

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What

Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

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truthseqr

Date

April 18, 2020 10:23 AM PDT

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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edwardrooks

Date

April 12, 2020 03:30 PM PDT

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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edwardrooks

Date

March 26, 2020 03:53 PM PDT

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

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edwardrooks

Date

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM PDT

Description

nesting in nestbox

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California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

ericalsf

Date

April 16, 2020 02:19 PM PDT

Description

Yes, this Scrub Jay has captured a snake! I was blown away.

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Rough Hedgenettle Stachys rigida

Observer

truthseqr

Date

April 16, 2020 09:58 AM PDT

Description

Notice the pouch at the base of the flower tube.

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Dove's-foot Crane's-Bill Geranium molle

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chris_nelson

Date

April 14, 2019 03:30 PM PDT

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Dove's-foot Crane's-Bill Geranium molle

Observer

arnel

Date

April 11, 2020 10:12 AM PDT

Description

A Dove's-foot Crane's Bill (Geranium molle), photographed along the Zinfandel Trail at Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve in western Santa Clara County, CA. Note that there are three photographs in the set of pictures documenting this specimen:

Shot 1: Provides a relatively close-up shot of the entire plant in situ, on a small, rocky ledge along the edge of the Zinfandel Trail.
Shot 2: Provides a closeup of one of the plant's flowers.
Shot 3: Provides a closeup of one of the plant's leaves.

Note the follow key characteristics of this plant:

  1. Plant is an annual.
  2. Flower bisexual, consisting of 5 sepals, 5 petals, 10 stamens, and a single style with a single stigma. Flower has radial symmetry.
  3. Sepals are covered with spreading, glandular hairs. (You can see some of the glands in the closeup flower shot). Sepals are no more than 5mm in length.
  4. Petals are bilobal/notched and light pink in color, measuring no more than 6mm in length.
  5. Leaf is round in outline and palmately lobed to divided, with a cordate base. Both upper and lower leaf surfaces are covered with many soft, spreading hairs.

Note: This plant is also known as the Dove's-foot Geranium. It is widely naturalized in California, and it is fairly common at Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve.

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truthseqr

Date

May 13, 2018 01:15 PM PDT

Description

Nectaring on Italian Thistle.

Probably Bombus vosnesenskii, but could be B. caliginosus. These two species can rarely be differentiated by photo and need microscopic analysis for reliable identification.

Reference:
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/truthseqr/32809-yellow-faced-bumble-bees-other-pyrobombus-species-in-the-sf-bay-area

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

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alecc

Date

December 19, 2019 11:51 AM PST

Description

blobs of towhee

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

truthseqr

Date

April 10, 2020 10:24 AM PDT

Description

Species of special concern (SSC) in California per California Natural Diversity Database program (CNDDB) in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(Calabazas Creek Trail)

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SSC

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Little-Robin Geranium purpureum

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chris_nelson

Date

May 12, 2019 01:48 PM PDT

Description

Fingernail is 11 mm wide.

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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ericalsf

Date

March 31, 2020 10:31 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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ericalsf

Date

March 11, 2020 01:03 PM PDT

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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ericalsf

Date

March 11, 2020 02:06 PM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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ericalsf

Date

March 23, 2020 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Drinking nectar from Hummingbird Sage

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Field Fumitory Fumaria agraria

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ronvanderhoff

Date

March 21, 2020 07:31 AM PDT

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

truthseqr

Date

November 18, 2017 10:00 AM PST

Description

Banana slug #6 of 11

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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ericalsf

Date

March 9, 2020 03:34 PM PDT

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Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii

Observer

newtpatrol

Date

March 11, 2020 06:10 PM PDT

Description

I heard two screech owls in the neighborhood, told my landlord to listen for them. Next thing you know, he's built a nesting box and put it in a big coast live oak tree. It seems that they've taken up residency - we've only seen one at a time (likely the male now), but hear two, so hopefully they're nesting in there. It's astonishing to me how tolerant they are of us, highway noise, power tools, basketball, cameras... and he seems unfased by it all. This was an unusual day, usually they only appear as the last light is fading.

Here's a Flickr album with a larger collection of photos and videos of the Owl family: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVZPnT5

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Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

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selwynq

Date

April 12, 2018 08:00 PM PDT

Description

Western Skink and Western Fence lizard basking together!

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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ericalsf

Date

March 9, 2020 01:36 PM PDT

Description

male

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

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nancyasquith

Date

April 2019

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Owls Order Strigiformes

Observer

truthseqr

Date

August 23, 2015 06:37 AM PDT

Description

From my archives: I found a bird pellet and teased apart its contents to find a tiny mandible as well as several leg bones and part of a spine – a treasure trove of rodent and/or rabbit bones.

I didn't take measurements, but you can get a general idea of the size from the coast live oak leaves nearby.

This observation is for the owl (pellet) itself. Here's the observation for the bones within the pellet:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56628688

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Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

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catchang

Date

February 25, 2018 01:32 PM PST

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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merav

Date

January 28, 2020 10:39 AM PST

Description

It was walking on the soil, towards the hill (away from the lake). Seemed like it was in good shape at first, but then I noticed its eye, and another small wound on its back

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee Bombus vosnesenskii

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ericalsf

Date

January 28, 2020 03:56 PM PST

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What

Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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mackenzie89

Date

January 22, 2020 04:50 PM UTC

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What

Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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carrion

Date

December 11, 2019 09:11 PM PST

Description

Eating an earthworm

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

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ericalsf

Date

December 17, 2019 01:35 PM PST

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What

Pacific Newts Genus Taricha

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merav

Date

December 11, 2019 03:16 PM PST

Description

Juvenile

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California Newt Taricha torosa

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gkenney

Date

May 1, 2018 11:26 AM PDT

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What

Pacific Newts Genus Taricha

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carrion

Date

December 2, 2019 09:11 PM PST

Description

This beetle appeared to be eating this dead newt on the road. Chileno Valley Newt Brigade observation.

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Pallid Bat Antrozous pallidus

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merav

Date

August 5, 2017 12:46 PM PDT

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Striped Sweat Bees Genus Agapostemon

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catchang

Date

April 29, 2018 01:11 PM PDT

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California Newt Taricha torosa

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merav

Date

February 26, 2019 09:20 AM PST

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California Newt Taricha torosa

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merav

Date

February 26, 2019 09:03 AM PST

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

truthseqr

Date

September 1, 2019 07:51 AM PDT

Description

Species of special concern (SSC) in California per California Natural Diversity Database program (CNDDB) in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=109406&inline

(Guadalupe River Trail)

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SSC

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Western Bobcat Lynx rufus ssp. fasciatus

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loualexander

Date

July 28, 2019 04:06 PM PDT

Description

A lovely bobcat that walked up the hill behind our house this afternoon. It only looked at me because I yelled at it. It did not care about me and my camera.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

catchang

Date

July 2019

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Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

Observer

truthseqr

Date

July 21, 2019 12:06 PM PDT

Description

About 10 ft. tall.
(Coyote Creek Trail)

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Red Fox Vulpes vulpes

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ericalsf

Date

July 23, 2019 12:02 PM PDT

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Bindweed Family Family Convolvulaceae

Observer

truthseqr

Date

July 21, 2019 09:22 AM PDT

Description

White flower, red stripes on underside, very tiny arrowhead-shaped leaves.
(Coyote Creek Trail)

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Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Observer

truthseqr

Date

July 15, 2019 09:27 AM PDT

Description

This wren's tail is covered in cattail fluff :)

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

truthseqr

Date

July 15, 2019 09:41 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile