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Abaniquillo Verde del Noreste (Anolis carolinensis)

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sphyrapicus

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Marzo 5, 2024 a las 11:01 MAÑANA CST

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Ratas Cambalacheras (Género Neotoma)

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dalemeister

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Agosto 11, 2023 a las 02:33 TARDE PDT

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jordanii

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Marzo 18, 2024 a las 06:13 TARDE PDT

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gbentall

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Marzo 2016

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morgib

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Mayo 20, 2023 a las 09:45 MAÑANA PDT

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bbell

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Junio 3, 2023 a las 04:45 TARDE PDT

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Mosquita Blanca de Corona (Aleuroplatus coronata)

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hkibak

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Diciembre 11, 2023 a las 02:22 TARDE PST

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Borrego Cimarrón del Desierto (Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni)

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sshigenaga

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Febrero 2024

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Mosquitas de Las Agallas (Familia Cecidomyiidae)

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hkibak

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2024 a las 01:01 TARDE PST

Descripción

An undescribed gall forming species on Adenostoma fasciculatum (Chamise), none of which look too healthy right now... I imagine the adults may be emerging now? To lay eggs in new chamise buds?

https://www.gallformers.org/gall/2679

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136665282

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:Gallformers%20Code=a-fasciculatum-bud-rosette

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Tuza Norteña (Thomomys bottae)

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hkibak

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Junio 5, 2021 a las 06:14 TARDE PDT

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aparrot1

Fecha

Marzo 11, 2022 a las 07:16 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

White-Ray Coreocarpus (Coreocarpus parthenioides var. parthenioides) Common, annual plant up to 50 cm tall. Leaves are opposite, with 1 - 2 pinnately divided leaves. The flower heads are radiate with yellow disc flowers in the middle surrounded by a variable number of white rays with distinctive rose-purple lines on the underside. These purple lines are not evident when looking down onto the white petals. Peak bloom time is in the spring months in northern BC and in the fall in the southern areas.

Baja California Plant Field Guide, Jon P. Rebman , Norman C. Roberts, 3rd. ed, 2012, pp. 136-137.

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Agalla del Creosote (Asphondylia auripila)

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aparrot1

Fecha

Noviembre 27, 2022 a las 10:34 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Large spherical Gall, almost the size of a golf ball, on Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata). The resinous spot is Exuviae (the molt or cast off outer skin of a pupa).

Large Creosote Gall Midge (Asphondylia auripila) Creosote gall midges are a species of gall-inducing Flies "in the Asphondylia auripila group (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Their life cycle begins when the female oviposits into the part of the plant which her species prefers, she inserts her egg along with a fungal spore from a mycangia (a small pocket to store fungal spores). A gall forms and the fungal mycelium grows to line the inside of the gall, when the egg hatches the developing larva feeds upon the fungus. Adult emergence is timed with periods of plant growth associated with winter, spring, or summer rain fall." https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/343241-Asphondylia-auripila

BugGuide https://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Asphondylia+auripila&edit%5Btype%5D%5Bbgimage%5D=on

18 species of Galls on Creosote Bush are listed as options on Gallformers website as of (11/29/23): https://www.gallformers.org/id?hostOrTaxon=Larrea+tridentata&type=host&detachable=&alignment=&cells=&color=&locations=&season=&shape=&textures=&walls=&form=&undescribed=false
Per Steve Jones: "Of the 18 galling critters affecting creosote bush at Gallformers, 16 of them are in the genus Asphondylia; one Asphondylia species has not been named (Asphondylia l-tridentata-scimitar-leaf-gall). The other two are Contarinia l-tridentata-clasping-leaf-gall and Tachardiella larreae (arguably not a gall - tissue is produced by the scale insect, not the plant).
AFAIK all of the Asphondylia species should have exuviae that can be left behind in the gall; I think they all mature in the gall rather than dropping to the soil to mature. I've found them on a number of galls."
More info available at INaturalist Project-- Creosote Bush Galls: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/creosote-bush-galls

Exuviae is the molt or cast off outer skin of a pupa. Oddly enough the midge larva in several of these Asphondylia gall formers pupate in their exit hole, and after metamorphosis or even just overwintering, the adult emerges to fly away.
Here are a few others with remnant exuviae:
Asphondylia pila : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13029709
Asphondylia resinosa: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13066192
Asphondylia discalis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13100364
Asphondylia apicata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/70794493
Asphondylia rosetta https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/192569803
Here's one where the midge hasn't exited or left yet https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147802786, so it's a Pupa.
Here's one where the adult has exited so it's an Exuviae https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/156913910

Book: The Asphondylia (Cecidomyiidae: Diptera) of Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata) in North America

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What is a Gall? Gallformers: https://www.gallformers.org/
"Plant galls are abnormal growths of plant tissues, similar to tumors or warts in animals, that have an external cause--such as an insect, mite, nematode, virus, fungus, bacterium, or even another plant species. Growths caused by genetic mutations are not galls. Nor are lerps and other constructions on a plant that do not contain plant tissue. Plant galls are often complex structures that allow the insect or mite that caused the gall to be identified even if that insect or mite is not visible."

GALLS
Plant Galls of the Western United States: a photographic guide to 536 species of plant galls found west of the Rockies, with 400+ color images and plates, Ronald A. Russo, April 2021. (Available on Amazon)
Gallformers: Identify Galls by name or by host plant https://www.gallformers.org/id
INaturalist Project, Galls of California https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/galls-of-california
California Oak Galls (photo guide), Joyce Gross: https://joycegross.com/galls_ca_oak.php
California Oak Galls Induced by Unknown or Undescribed Species (photo guide), Joyce Gross: https://joycegross.com/galls_ca_oak_undescribed.php
Nancy Asquith Journal: California Oak Galls https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-plants-with-mystery-galls/journal/44142-california-oak-galls
Nancy Asquith Journal: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/galls-of-california/journal/44203-where-to-learn-more-about-galls
BugGuide: Identification, Images, & Information for insects and other gall-inducers, (US & Canada) clickable categories or use search bar: https://bugguide.net/node/view/3/bgpage
BugGuide: Unidentified Tracks, Larvae, Webs, Parasites, and Other Mysteries: https://bugguide.net/node/view/696662/bgpage
INaturalist Project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/all-your-galls-are-belong-to-us

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hkibak

Fecha

Mayo 4, 2023 a las 11:18 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

This is the second of three types of "gall" on a single Ericameria ericoides bush (California Goldenbush):

A. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/159784180 This apparently undescribed gall seems to consist of five plate-like bracts much wider than a typical leaf but approximately the same length.

B. (this one) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/159784447 Prodiplosis falcata (Goldenbush Bud Gall Midge)

C. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/159784834 In this case the terminal leaves are bound together to form a chamber for the larva. If you pick one apart you will find a caterpillar and a bunch of frass. Several people have made an observation of this gall and based on http://www.troplep.org/OCR%202001%20Holaritc%20Vol.%208%20Sup.%201%20Powell%20&%20Povolny.pdf (see p. 8 of publication, 12 of PDF) it is thought perhaps to be Gnorimoschema ericameriae in the Family Gelechioidea.
See also:

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Encino Verde (Quercus agrifolia)

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yerbasanta

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Septiembre 3, 2023 a las 10:49 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Oddly fused trunk (inosculated!) with burl sprout.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inosculation

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jordanii

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Octubre 7, 2023 a las 12:55 TARDE PDT

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Cuicacoche Chato (Oreoscoptes montanus)

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billhubick

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Octubre 25, 2023 a las 08:41 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

** Rare vagrant. Great find by Steve Tucker on 10/22 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S152839647).

https://ebird.org/checklist/S153069942

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Chochín Criollo (Troglodytes aedon)

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rjadams55

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Julio 23, 2023 a las 08:30 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Pair of House Wrens nesting deep in the throat of a Pterodactly sculpture.

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fredwatson

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Agosto 16, 2023 a las 06:31 TARDE PDT

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Guepardo Sudafricano (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. jubatus)

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kathleenlryan

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Agosto 1988

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Carraca Lila (Coracias caudatus)

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kathleenlryan

Fecha

Agosto 17, 1988

Descripción

Admiring the striking colors on this beautiful bird as it briefly perched on this twig.

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Carpintero Pecho Rojo (Sphyrapicus ruber)

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sphyrapicus

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Junio 3, 2023 a las 02:20 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Bird on the left, which is an adult. (Immature on right was begging for food from the adult.)

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Colibrí Cabeza Roja (Calypte anna)

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kathleenlryan

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Noviembre 9, 2022 a las 04:09 TARDE PST

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Carpintero Bellotero (Melanerpes formicivorus)

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kathleenlryan

Fecha

Febrero 25, 2021 a las 11:50 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

"Decisions, decisions. Where should I put this acorn?" asked the Acorn Woodpecker. I watched her take this acorn out of one hole, and place it into another.

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izi_izi

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Diciembre 9, 2022 a las 02:00 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

There were at least three active individuals of this species in the prepared slide.

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Correcaminos Norteño (Geococcyx californianus)

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Junio 15, 2017 a las 02:41 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Leucistic!

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mtillett

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Mayo 15, 2023 a las 01:05 TARDE PDT

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Abaniquillo Pardo del Caribe (Anolis sagrei)

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sshigenaga

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Mayo 8, 2023 a las 07:52 MAÑANA HST

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Bobo Patas Rojas (Sula sula)

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hkibak

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Marzo 29, 2023 a las 04:01 TARDE -12

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Lagarto del Desierto (Anolis aridius)

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porlanaturaleza

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Julio 21, 2014 a las 11:13 MAÑANA AST

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hkibak

Fecha

Febrero 26, 2023 a las 11:26 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

See notes https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/107933243

Anther tips not obtuse and anthers yellow-black.

Yellow patches at base of anthers.

Very interesting patch of Padre's Shooting Star restricted to a sunken circular area where it looks like two or three inches of soil was removed (See photos 5 & 6).

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Cuervo Común (Corvus corax)

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hkibak

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Enero 22, 2023 a las 07:18 MAÑANA PST

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lagoondon

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Enero 19, 2023 a las 10:36 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Unnamed canyon west of Clark Lake.
What are these things on the stem?

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sharone

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Mayo 2022

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eogren

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Noviembre 12, 2021 a las 12:50 TARDE UTC

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Azulejo Pálido (Sialia currucoides)

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cbarrows

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Diciembre 16, 2022 a las 11:34 MAÑANA PST

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cae1

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Diciembre 4, 2016 a las 02:20 TARDE PST

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yerbasanta

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Julio 2022

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filipptralala

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Enero 26, 2022 a las 10:30 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Pink flowers and hairy leaves

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jennyjax

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Octubre 15, 2022 a las 11:18 MAÑANA PDT

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Pato Arcoíris (Aix sponsa)

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hedgie7

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Ballena Jorobada (Megaptera novaeangliae)

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sergiomtz

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Noviembre 7, 2020 a las 10:11 MAÑANA -04

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hkibak

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Agosto 12, 2022 a las 02:19 TARDE CST

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Cascabel de Pradera (Crotalus viridis)

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hoaryherper

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Junio 21, 1955 a las 11:55 MAÑANA EDT

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nelsoid

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Agosto 20, 2018 a las 11:22 MAÑANA PDT

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Salamandra Gigante del Pacífico (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

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Mayo 17, 2022 a las 05:03 TARDE PDT

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sshigenaga

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Mayo 2022

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Siempreviva Hojas de Lanza (Dudleya lanceolata)

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fredwatson

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Febrero 6, 2022 a las 03:59 TARDE PST

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passiflora4

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Mayo 20, 2018 a las 07:24 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Appears to be the southern form of Calochortus argillosus, 100 miles north of its recorded range of the San Luis Obispo vicinity.

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sshigenaga

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Mayo 2022

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Garrapata Americana de Perro (Dermacentor variabilis)

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dloarie

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Julio 16, 2016 a las 02:51 TARDE PDT

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Tecomate Sarnoso (Amanita muscaria ssp. flavivolvata)

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montereymel

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Enero 1, 2021 a las 09:45 MAÑANA UTC

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hkibak

Fecha

Mayo 30, 2021 a las 09:54 MAÑANA HST

Descripción

For once I got a clear view of the sinus appendages. For a view of the wide winged petiole see: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/107933538

Nice botany video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDaL02zJdTA&t=38s

https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=37885

  • Calyx sinus appendages 0; calyx not enclosing mature fruit ..... P. membranaceum
  • Calyx sinus appendages present; calyx enclosing mature fruit
  • - Petiole narrow-winged; style 1–3 mm; seeds 1–2 mm ..... P. racemosum
  • - Petiole wide-winged; style 4–8 mm; seeds 2–3 mm ..... P. auritum
  • - - Corolla < 10 mm wide ..... var. arizonicum
  • - - Corolla 10–30 mm wide ..... var. auritum

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hkibak

Fecha

Marzo 2022

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jennyjax

Fecha

Enero 31, 2022 a las 09:02 MAÑANA PST

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Pelícano Café (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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hkibak

Fecha

Febrero 15, 2022 a las 05:49 TARDE PST

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hkibak

Fecha

Diciembre 27, 2021 a las 03:00 TARDE HST

Descripción

On wood, probably an old chamise burl as they are quite common in this maritime chaparral. Brodo's "Key to Lichens of North America" (2016) takes this observation to one of four Cladonia, including C. chlorophaea before he goes chemical on me. As a side note, the "Lacking Fatty Acids" vs "Containing Fatty Acids" in this and other lichen keys rankles. As a biochemist I assert that there is no known life form without fatty acids. Perhaps they could amend it to "Fatty acids not detectable by our crude assays." But even that would be suspicious to me.

iNat pegs this as Cladonia chlorophaea, as does Sharnoff in his description of "C. chlorophaea* in "Field Guide to California Lichens" (2014) on p. 160. The photo also matches this observation very well.

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Saltapared Cola Larga (Thryomanes bewickii)

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truthseqr

Fecha

Enero 23, 2022 a las 09:07 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Recorded with Tascam DR-05X.
Edited with Audacity according to the recommendations in the following video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYqogvHYn28

High-pass Filter:
Frequency: 1000 Hz
Roll-off: 48 dB
Normalize Peak Amplitude: -3 dB
Silenced a few clicks.

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Tabaco de Coyote (Nicotiana obtusifolia)

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hkibak

Fecha

Enero 26, 2022 a las 07:22 MAÑANA HST

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hkibak

Fecha

Enero 6, 2022 a las 03:47 TARDE HST

Descripción

The burl could be prominent but maybe not... it was under a lot of leaf litter.
Here is the path I followed on Jepson (Keybase CW) to get to ssp. crustacea:

  • I did not see a burl, but the branches leading into the base suggested on (see photo #2 )
  • Leaves with stomata generally only abaxially, surfaces generally differing in color and/or hairiness
  • Old stem bark generally smooth or peeling, +- red {This gets it to A. crustacea}
  • Plant erect, not prostrate; burls at base of main stem; leaf blades oblong-ovate to lance-oblong;
  • Twig with short and long hairs
  • Leaf abaxially +- nonglandular-hairy, not densely hairy; in age glabrous

Comments/disputes welcome as always!

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Pasto En Rollo Japonés (Cenchrus clandestinus)

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fredwatson

Fecha

Noviembre 4, 2021 a las 01:04 TARDE PDT

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hkibak

Fecha

Marzo 13, 2021 a las 04:44 TARDE HST

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Anémona Estrella (Anthopleura sola)

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scsurflady

Fecha

Enero 1, 2022 a las 02:57 TARDE PST

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Papamoscas Llanero (Sayornis saya)

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zabbey

Fecha

Diciembre 1, 2021 a las 12:31 TARDE PST

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Matacandil (Coprinus comatus)

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hkibak

Fecha

Diciembre 28, 2021 a las 01:42 TARDE HST

Descripción

I observed this mushroom on December 8th, three weeks ago ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102822427 ) and decided to come back to see how it was getting along. Fortunately no one had disturbed it despite being in the center of a soccer field.

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Camaleón del Noroeste (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

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theneenbeen

Fecha

Abril 2021

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Elefante Marino Norteño (Mirounga angustirostris)

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zabbey

Fecha

Junio 27, 2021 a las 09:42 MAÑANA PDT

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Lapa de Baja California (Lottia persona)

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jeffgoddard

Fecha

Enero 1, 1990

Descripción

Collected in early 1990s. 4th image shows "windows" in shell arranged in two lateral rays. Animal is largely nocturnal, and avoids bright light by sensing light levels in part through these translucent areas.

Go out at dawn, and you'll see these limpets out in the open on rocks (as 1st image here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26303620); have a look at the same rocks after sunrise, and they will all be largely out of sight, tucked into crevices, or underneath overhangs, etc. (see 2nd image here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26303620)

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Tritón de California (Taricha torosa)

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samrawlins

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Diciembre 5, 2021 a las 07:05 MAÑANA PST

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Rana-de Coro del Pacífico (Pseudacris regilla)

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mushroomshindig

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Noviembre 4, 2021 a las 10:29 TARDE PDT

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Mirlo Primavera (Turdus migratorius)

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hkibak

Fecha

Octubre 21, 2021 a las 10:04 MAÑANA HST

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

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hkibak

Fecha

Noviembre 2, 2021 a las 10:48 MAÑANA HST

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scsurflady

Fecha

Julio 3, 2021 a las 11:05 MAÑANA PDT

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damontighe

Fecha

Octubre 21, 2021 a las 12:28 MAÑANA PDT

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Cascabel de Cola Negra Norteña (Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus)

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finatic

Fecha

Agosto 24, 2021 a las 11:15 MAÑANA PDT

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Chorlo Nevado (Anarhynchus nivosus)

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hkibak

Fecha

Mayo 11, 2021 a las 12:44 TARDE HST

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aparrot1

Fecha

Agosto 20, 2021 a las 11:16 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Katydids (family Tettigoniidae) are also called longhorned grasshoppers. The nine species of Scudderia are the bush katydids. Males have distinctive tail plates that can be used to identify the species. All species lay their eggs between layers of leaves.
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Eaton and Kaufman, 2006, p. 76-77.

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Eslizón Occidental (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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hkibak

Fecha

Agosto 21, 2021 a las 12:38 TARDE PDT

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georgewilliams1

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Mayo 18, 2021 a las 09:49 MAÑANA PDT

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muddygirl

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Enero 2019

Lugar

Falta la ubicación

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Pelícano Café (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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mbabbe

Fecha

Junio 24, 2021 a las 11:37 TARDE UTC

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scsurflady

Fecha

Mayo 13, 2021 a las 01:05 TARDE PDT

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Lagartija de Collar del Altiplano (Crotaphytus collaris)

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aparrot1

Fecha

Mayo 3, 2017 a las 01:09 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Very cooperative collared lizard. He let us photograph him for 5 to 7 minutes.

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Chipe de Townsend (Setophaga townsendi)

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smdpg

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2020 a las 09:13 MAÑANA PDT

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abr

Fecha

Junio 2, 2012 a las 12:53 TARDE PDT

Descripción

The green stripe visible in the side view clinches this as C. invenustus.

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Aguililla Cola Roja (Buteo jamaicensis)

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hkibak

Fecha

Junio 3, 2021 a las 04:29 TARDE HST

Descripción

With captured King Snake

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aparrot1

Fecha

Mayo 22, 2021 a las 02:09 TARDE PDT

Descripción

I hiked up a knoll in Fort Ord National Monument above Guidotti bridge, through foxtails, to find 100+- Clay Mariposa Lilies.

Similar in appearance to Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus) but WITHOUT the maroon spot at outer end of petal. These lillies were all growing on grassy foothills. Substrate is decomposing sandstone on a former marine terrace.

Taxonomy: Clay Mariposa Lily (Calochortus argillosus). Native plant in the Lilies (Liliaceae) family, and in the Mariposa Lilies (Calochortus) genus.

Jepson eFlora:
"Stem: 40--60 cm, simple, bulblets present. Leaf: basal 20--30 cm, withering; cauline reduced upward. Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; flowers 1--4, erect; bracts 2--8 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped; sepals 20--40 mm; petals 20--40 mm, +- rounded, white to purple or pale yellow, central red spot within pale yellow, sparsely hairy; nectary 1 crescent or chevron, not depressed, densely short-hairy; filaments not dilated at base, anthers purple, pink to yellow-white. Fruit: erect, 4--6 cm, lanceolate. Ecology: Hard clay from volcanic or metamorphic rocks; Elevation: < 800 m. Peak bloom: April-June. Note: Flowers highly variable, generally showy."
https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=76542

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016--not listed
Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015--not listed.
Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019--not listed
Monterey County Wildflowers, Trees & Ferns--not listed

See interesting discussion/comments re the Clay Mariposa Lilly in this location:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49858393

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