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Cape Ricegrass (Stipellula capensis)

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matt_g

Date

April 12, 2022 07:49 AM PDT

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Cape Ricegrass (Stipellula capensis)

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matt_g

Date

April 12, 2022 07:34 AM PDT

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Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp (Lepidurus packardi)

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leptonia

Date

March 2017

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Wedgeleaf Goldenbush (Ericameria cuneata)

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chasegreen

Date

December 2021

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American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

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nickmoore91

Date

November 13, 2021 10:20 AM MST

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Lavender-Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)

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ilvheisler

Date

June 21, 2021 11:40 AM PDT

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grnleaf

Date

April 6, 2021 03:53 PM PDT

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Pacific Willow (Salix lasiandra)

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jasmine192

Date

March 5, 2020 03:58 PM UTC

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Pacific Willow (Salix lasiandra)

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zabbey

Date

September 13, 2021 09:27 AM PDT

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Arrowheads (Genus Sagittaria)

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eightysixcrooks

Date

August 28, 2019 07:57 AM PDT

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Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

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out_west_jess

Date

March 12, 2019 01:54 PM PDT

Description

Taking a guess!

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Bellyache Bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia)

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lahall

Date

July 4, 2020 11:17 AM MDT

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Bellyache Bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia)

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lahall

Date

July 4, 2020 11:16 AM MDT

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Coulter's Lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus)

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old-bean-adams

Date

April 17, 2010 11:58 AM EDT

Description

Camp Hess Kramer

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Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)

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sscrivy

Date

May 28, 2021 01:23 PM PDT

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Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

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velinoff

Date

April 17, 2021 03:14 PM PDT

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Quiver Tree (Aloidendron dichotomum)

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bit

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Jacobean Lily (Sprekelia formosissima)

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km_pease

Date

January 9, 2021 02:11 PM PST

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Waxcaps (Genus Hygrocybe)

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leptonia

Date

January 2021

Description

A minimum of ~294 caps present in an area of ~ 3 m²

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Chaparral Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei)

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km_pease

Date

January 9, 2021 02:06 PM PST

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trickman

Date

December 14, 2020 11:17 AM PST

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Bog Yellowcress (Rorippa palustris)

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waldeinsamkeit

Date

September 11, 2020 01:01 PM PDT

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Bigbract Verbena (Verbena bracteata)

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waldeinsamkeit

Date

September 9, 2020 01:42 PM PDT

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California Newt (Taricha torosa)

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fireflyhigh

Date

August 9, 2020 01:02 PM PDT

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Four-leaved Allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum var. tetraphyllum)

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sulavanderplank

Date

June 23, 2019 08:05 AM PDT

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Island Mallow (Malva assurgentiflora)

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leptonia

Date

July 19, 2020 12:17 PM PDT

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Paintbrushes (Genus Castilleja)

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upandadam

Date

June 18, 2017 01:46 PM PDT

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Chaparral Nolina (Nolina cismontana)

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maddie73

Date

August 2020

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joeycurti3

Date

July 13, 2019 11:07 AM PDT

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California Buckeye (Aesculus californica)

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fake_id

Date

August 7, 2020 12:05 PM PDT

Description

Location is approximate

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Western Dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis)

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cynestor

Date

August 12, 2020 04:01 PM PDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)

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gwyndoli

Date

August 13, 2020 02:54 AM PDT

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robbhamilton

Date

July 25, 2020 04:11 PM PDT

Description

Abundant on Ormond Beach, especially on dry sand, especially down close to the ocean. Identified by James Bailey, who was also present.

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Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis)

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jqrichmond

Date

May 4, 2019 12:44 PM UTC

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Lion Beetle (Ulochaetes leoninus)

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blacktip

Date

June 27, 2020 05:47 PM PDT

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Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

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mamaslugglet

Date

May 10, 2020 11:17 AM PDT

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Southern Purple Mint Moth (Pyrausta laticlavia)

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bryanjbd

Date

April 7, 2020 06:54 PM PDT

Description

Moth, Lepidoptera. Documented in the Ojai Valley, Ventura County, California, USA

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North American Mountain Lion (Puma concolor ssp. couguar)

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hilarystaples

Date

January 6, 2017 05:30 PM PST

Description

catavina

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Kelp Pipefish (Syngnathus californiensis)

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tiwane

Date

March 17, 2020 04:18 PM PDT

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Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle (Cicindela tranquebarica)

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watchandsee

Date

February 18, 2020 11:34 AM PST

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Giant Seahorse (Hippocampus ingens)

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old-bean-adams

Date

May 2016

Description

County Line Beach

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Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)

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miklextic18

Date

August 24, 2019 08:33 AM PDT

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Lesser Two-spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculoides)

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divindk

Date

July 18, 2019 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Two-Spot Octopus with egg mass at Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands National Park. Depth about 18'.

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leptonia

Date

April 2019

Description

A set of around 10 shallow digs 3-5 cm deep tipped me off. Raking back the layer of Redwood needles another 2-5 cm (total depth probably something like 4-8 cm) turned up a single fruitbody situated amongst a lot of branched white rhizomorphs (see photos). Soil and humus had a strong vegetal odor – not great but not particularly unpleasant.
Peridium blushed rosy and royal purple!
Cross-sectioned fruitbody shows many olive-colored locules (likely paler because the fruitbody is small and immature).

Apparently has not been recorded in Santa Cruz County since the 80s, and only found a few times anywhere in recent decades.

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Verdigris Navel (Arrhenia chlorocyanea)

Observer

leptonia

Date

March 2019

Description

I counted about thirty fruitbodies of this species at this spot today, many thanks to Carol Selter for the tip on where to find them!

Spores inamyloid, smooth, tapered-ellipsoid to pip-shaped. Basidia clamped at base. Some basidia 2-spored. Pileipellis a cutis of inflated, minutely incrusted hyphae with small clamps; occasionally with small, diverticulae or "anastomosing with "H" connections"/fusions between hyphae.

Spores:
L x W= 9 x 5 µm Q= 1.8
L x W=8 x 6 µm Q= 1.3
L x W=9.5 x 6 µm Q= 1.6
L x W= 9 x 5.5 µm Q= 1.6
L x W= 8 x 5.5 µm Q= 1.5
L x W= 11 x 7 µm Q= 1.6

Average:
L x W: 9.1 x 5.8 Q = 1.6

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stephanomeria

Date

July 12, 2018 08:23 AM PDT

Description

Xeromelecta californica?

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rohitmg

Date

June 11, 2013

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Pelagic Gooseneck Barnacle (Lepas anatifera)

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gmucientes

Date

January 6, 2019 04:58 PM CET

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dgreenberger

Date

October 20, 2018 09:44 PM PDT

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Poetry Moth (Neumoegenia poetica)

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psyllidhipster

Date

August 11, 2018 11:59 PM PDT

Description

these are having a good year

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Red Cone Gall Wasp (Andricus kingi)

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dlbowls

Date

August 16, 2017 11:54 AM PDT

Description

I am not sure what the insect on it is, but it seems to be depositing something inside the already existing gall.

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apatten

Date

June 30, 2017 09:51 AM SAST

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dlbowls

Date

May 22, 2016 12:31 PM PDT

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Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)

Observer

gregpauly

Date

June 2017

Place

Private

Description

One of 10 observed. One specimen also collected and deposited at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (GBP 3550).

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Date

June 2017

Description

I showed the California Young Birders group a series of Calochortus invenustus and kennedyi yesterday and we then found this beauty on the trail ahead. A hybrid between Calochortus invenustus and kennedyi.

The colouration is perfectly intermediate and there is only a faint trace of a green stripe on the underside (strong in most invenustus, absent in kennedyi).

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Vivid Dancer (Argia vivida)

Observer

leptonia

Date

May 21, 2017 12:35 PM PDT

Description

In tandem... on the head of an aquatic Garter snake. Awkward for all parties involved.

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African Hedgehogs (Genus Atelerix)

Observer

leptonia

Date

September 15, 2016 08:08 AM PDT

Description

Presumably an escaped pet. Now expired. Assuming quills bleached... Unless this is some sort of Tenrec thing. Carcass collected for the Bone Hags. Perhaps they can tell us for sure.

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Blochman's Dudleya (Dudleya blochmaniae ssp. blochmaniae)

Observer

serpophaga

Date

March 2016