28 de marzo de 2023

For the Annals of Dubious Achievements, Part 5

Today represents my 10 year anniversary of daily observations on iNaturalist. During that time I've made a bit more than 50,000 observations of more than 4000 species from three continents, eleven countries, twenty-three US states, and thirty-eight California counties.

...and, no, I'm still not entirely sure why I'm doing this.

Jim

Publicado el 28 de marzo de 2023 22:32 por jmaughn jmaughn | 8 comentarios | Deja un comentario

3 de febrero de 2023

For the Annals of Dubious Achievements, Part 4 - Moon Snail Edition

I think I managed to find all three members of the Moon Snail Family in the Monterey Bay today. I still awaiting confirmation, but...yay, me.

Publicado el 3 de febrero de 2023 05:11 por jmaughn jmaughn | 3 observaciones | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

1 de enero de 2023

Lifelist Firsts 2022

Slime/Fungus/Lichen:

  1. Black Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa)
  2. Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri)
  3. Carnival Candy Slime Mold (Arcyria denudata)
  4. Farinose Cartilage Lichen (Ramalina farinacea)
  5. Wrinkled Crust (Phlebia radiata)
  6. Gold Cobblestone Lichen (Pleopsidium flavum)
  7. Trembling Crust (Merulius tremellosus)

Plants:

  1. Menzies' Tree Moss (Leucolepis acanthoneura)
  2. Hooker's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri)
  3. Three-cornered Garlic (Allium triquetrum)
  4. Osoberry (Oemleria cerasiformis)
  5. Phlox-leaved Bedstraw (Galium andrewsii)
  6. Curlyleaf Monardella (Monardella undulata)
  7. Santa Cruz Rattan's Monkeyflower (Diplacus rattanii spp. decurtatus)
  8. Sage-leaved Rock-Rose (Cistus salviifolius)
  9. Hairy Pennywort (Hydrocotyle moschata)
  10. Mojave Thistle (Cirsium mohavense)
  11. Leafy Fleabane (Erigeron foliosus)
  12. Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)
  13. Western White Clematis (Clematis ligusticifolia)
  14. Birdcage Evening Primrose (Oenothera deltoides)
  15. Cushion Cryptantha (Greeneocharis circumscissa)
  16. Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
  17. Rio Grande Cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. Wislizenii)
  18. Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
  19. Colorado Pinyon (Pinus edulis)
  20. Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima)
  21. Ragleaf Bahia (Hymenothrix dissecta)
  22. Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)
  23. Fendler's Globemallow (Sphaeralcea fendleri)
  24. One-seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma)
  25. Sand Sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia)
  26. Prairie Sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris)
  27. Cowpen Daisy (Verbesina encelioides)
  28. Othake (Palafoxia sphacelata)
  29. Warty Caltrop (Kallstroemia parviflora)
  30. Touristplant (Dimorphocarpa wislizeni)
  31. Prickly Russian Thistle (Salsola tragus)
  32. Broom Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)
  33. Coast Whitethorn (Ceanothus incanus)
  34. Coastal Burnweed (Senecio minimus)
  35. European Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
  36. Broadleaf Sea Lettuce (Ulva lactuca)
    Inverts:

  37. Chestnut Slug (Deroceras invadens)
  38. Long-tailed Silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata)
  39. Flat Porcelain Crab (Petrolisthes cinctipes)
  40. White-bowed Smoothwing (Scaeva affinis)
  41. Large-tailed Aphideater (Eupeodes volucris)
  42. Golden Copperback (Ferdinandea croesus)
  43. Military Clown Beetle (Hister militaris)
  44. Mediterranean Red Bug (Scantius aegyptius)
  45. Stalked Sea Squirt (Styela clava)
  46. Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna m-fuscum)
  47. Oak Jumping Spider (Metaphidippus manni)
  48. Pretty Plant Bug (Closterocoris amoenus)
  49. Spotted Unicorn (Acanthinucella punctulata)
  50. Yellow Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus oregonensis)
  51. Jelly Crust Tunicate (Diplosoma listerianum)
  52. Western Lynx Spider (Oxyopes scalaris)
  53. Southwestern Eyed Sphinx (Smerinthus ophthalmica)
  54. Gem-shaped Orbweaver (Araneus gemma)
  55. Pacific Sea Gooseberry (Pleurobrachia bachei)
  56. California Pink Glowworm (Microphotus angustus)
  57. Darkling Beetle (Cerenopus concolor)
  58. Desert Ironclad Beetle (Asbolus verrucosus)
  59. Banded Bee-Fly (Villa lateralis)
  60. Pacific Corambe (Corambe pacifica)
  61. Feral Metal Moth (Dicymolomia metalliferalis)
  62. Lindsey's Skipper (Hesperia lindseyi)
  63. Spider Wasp (Notocyphus dorsalis)
  64. Sullied Pheasant (Eulithidium pulloides)
  65. Flower Longhorn Beetle (Xestoleptura crassipes)
  66. Flower Longhorn Beetle (Dorcasina matthewsii)
  67. Strawberry Crown Moth (Synanthedon bibionipennis)
  68. Pacific Dagger (Acronicta perdita)
  69. Peridot Sweat Bee (Augochlorella pomoniella)
  70. Poison Ivy Leaf Mite (Aculops rhois)
  71. California Timema (Timema californicum)
  72. Conical Trashline Orbweaver (Cyclosa conica)
  73. Pleated Juga (Juga plicifera)
  74. Harvestman (Leiobunum exilipes)
  75. Migratory Grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes)
  76. Western Drywood Termite (Incisitermes minor)
  77. Paddle-tailed Darner (Aeshna palmata)
  78. Common Salp (Salpa fusiformis)
  79. Arctic Hiatella (Hiatella arctica)
  80. Smoky-winged Woodlouse Fly (Melanophora roralis)
  81. Cribrate Weevil (Otiorhynchus cribricollis)
  82. Rough Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex rugosus)
  83. Western Parson Spider (Herpyllus propinquus)
  84. Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
  85. Green Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone)
  86. Santa Cruz Rain Beetle (Pleocoma conjungens)
  87. Moss Crab (Loxorhynchus crispatus)
  88. Broad-nosed Weevil (Sitona californius)
  89. Brown Bryozoan (Bugula neritina)
  90. Black Westernslug (Hesperarion niger)
  91. Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis)

Fish:

  1. Pacific Staghorn Sculpin (Leptocottus armatus)
  2. Amur Carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus)
  3. White Surfperch (Phanerodon furcatus)
  4. Pile Surfperch (Phanerodon vacca)
  5. Shovelnose Guitarfish (Pseudobatos productus)
  6. Haller’s Round Ray (Urobatis halleri)
  7. Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas)
  8. Speckled Sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus)
  9. Brown Rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus)

Herps:

  1. Desert Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis)
  2. Eastern Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana ssp. stejnegeri)
  3. Roundtail Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum)

Birds:

  1. Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)
  2. Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
  3. Scripps’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi)
  4. Black Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates melania)
  5. Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)
  6. Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)
  7. Mexican Duck (Anas diazi)
  8. Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)
  9. Nelson's Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)
  10. Ridgway's Rail (Rallus obsoletus)
  11. Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

Mammals:

  1. Cuvier's Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
  2. American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
  3. Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Publicado el 1 de enero de 2023 15:12 por jmaughn jmaughn | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

7 de septiembre de 2022

For the Annals of Dubious Achievements, Part 3

Yesterday I reached my 50,000th observation on iNat. It was this small Giant, seen along a creek in Santa Clara County, CA. Since this all started with herps for me, that seemed appropriate. My first entry was on Sept. 13th, 2011, so I've been at this nearly eleven years, minus a few days. Weird.

Publicado el 7 de septiembre de 2022 14:54 por jmaughn jmaughn | 1 observación | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

3 de enero de 2022

2021 Lifelist Firsts

Lifelist Firsts 2021

Slime/Fungus/Lichen:

  1. Mealy Pixie Cup (Cladonia chlorophaea)
  2. Slimy Spike (Gomphidius glutinosus)
  3. Unassuming Arrhenia (Arrhenia epichysium)
  4. Flat Pink Sponge (Haliclona cinerea)
  5. Insect-egg Slime (Leocarpus fragilis)
  6. Veiled Polypore (Cryptoporus volvatus)
  7. Brown-toothed Crust Fungus (Hydnoporia olivacea)
  8. Violet Fairy Cup (Geoscypha violacea)
  9. Stalked Bonfire Cup (Geopyxis carbonaria)
  10. Bleachy Entoloma (Entoloma ferruginans)
  11. Poor Man's Slippery Jack (Suillus fuscotomentosus)
  12. Handsome Club (Clavulinopsis laeticolor)
  13. Wee Olive Callistosporium (Callistosporium luteo-olivaceum)
  14. Yellow Cobblestone Lichen (Acarospora socialis)

Plants:

  1. Santa Cruz Manzanita (Arctostaphylos andersonii)
  2. Coast Silk Tassel (Garrya elliptica)
  3. Sand Pygmyweed (Crassula connata)
  4. Woollyleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos tomentosa)
  5. Sandysoil Suncup (Camissonia strigulosa)
  6. Brewer's Redmaids (Calandrinia breweri)
  7. Hoary Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum saxatile)
  8. Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
  9. Desert Lavender (Condea emoryi)
  10. Joshua Tree Poppy (Eschscholzia androuxii)
  11. Hairy Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon trichocalyx)
  12. Red Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus puniceus)
  13. Longleaf Paintbrush (Castilleja subinclusa)
  14. Wight's Paintbrush (Castilleja wightii)
  15. Wiry Snapdragon (Sairocarpus vexillocalyculatus)
  16. Creeping Saltbush (Atriplex prostrata)
  17. Tall Flatsedge (Cyperus eragrostis)
  18. Chain Bladder Kelp (Stephanocystis osmundacea)
  19. Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
  20. Common Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  21. Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)
  22. Cascara (Frangula purshiana)
  23. Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
  24. Vanilla Leaf (Achlys triphylla)
  25. Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia)
  26. Hoary Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum saxatile)
  27. Mexican Mosquito Fern (Azolla microphylla)

Inverts:

  1. Glossy Pillar (Cochlicopa lubrica)
  2. Flame Lined Chiton (Tonicella lokii)
  3. Kellet's Whelk (Kelletia kelletii)
  4. Dusky Tegula (Tegula pulligo)
  5. Jeweled Top Snail (Calliostoma annulatum)
  6. Velvety Tree Ant (Liometopum occidentale)
  7. Giant Bell Jelly (Scrippsia pacifica)
  8. Smooth Venus (Chionista fluctifraga)
  9. Four-lined Arches (Lacinipolia quadrilineata)
  10. Spurred Wave Moth (Drepanulatrix unicalcararia)
  11. Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle (Cicindela tranquebarica)
  12. Turkestan Cockroach (Shelfordella lateralis)
  13. California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
  14. Vagrant Twitcher (Tebenna micalis)
  15. Elm Leaf Beetle (Xanthogaleruca luteola)
  16. Ground Beetle (Platyceroides infernus)
  17. Slant-Lined Moth (Tetracis cervinaria)
  18. Black-margined Flower Fly (Syrphus opinator)
  19. Fat Gaper (Tresus capax)
  20. Broad-striped Lady Beetle (Paranaemia vittigera)
  21. Simple Wave (Scopula junctaria)
  22. Sulphur Moth (Hesperumia sulphuraria)
  23. Ribbon Jumping Spider (Metacyrba taeniola)
  24. Buttonhook Leaf-beetle Jumping Spider (Sassacus vitis)
  25. Snout Moth (Arta epicoenalis)
  26. Western Red-tailed Spider Wasp (Tachypompilus unicolor)
  27. Cormorant Fly (Fucellia thinobia)
  28. Pacific Gooseneck Barnacle (Lepas pacifica)
  29. American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)
  30. Mud-nesting Spider Wasp (Ageniella coronata)
  31. California Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla californica)
  32. Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
  33. Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
  34. Variegated Lady Beetle (Hippodamia variegata)
  35. Pacific Half-slipper Snail (Crepipatella lingulata)
  36. Horseshoe Worm (Phoronis ijimai)
  37. Willow Apple Gall Sawfly (Pontania californica)
  38. Sperry's Grass-Veneer (Crambus sperryellus)
  39. Jumping Spider (Mexigonus morosus)
  40. Pyrosoma (Pyrosoma atlanticum)
  41. Girdler Moth (Dargida procinctus)

Fish:

  1. Blackeye Goby (Rhinogobiops nicholsii)

Birds:

  1. Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)
  2. Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)
  3. Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)
  4. Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)
  5. Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)
  6. Lesser Sand-Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
  7. Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
  8. Chiloe Wigeon (Mareca sibilatrix)

Mammals:

  1. California Chipmunk (Neotamias obscurus)
  2. Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami)

Note: Some Common Names are Made Up by Me.

Publicado el 3 de enero de 2022 04:45 por jmaughn jmaughn | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

23 de julio de 2021

#1,500 (For the Annals of Dubious Achievements, Part 2)

This entry marks the 1,500th time I have entered a Western Fence Lizard into iNaturalist, which is somewhat...embarrassing, really. Here you are, though, in all of its slightly-out-of-focus glory, Fencie #1,500:

Publicado el 23 de julio de 2021 13:10 por jmaughn jmaughn | 1 observación | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de junio de 2021

For The Annals of Dubious Achievements

According to iNaturalist Streak (https://mapsandapps.github.io/inat-streak/), today is the 3000th day I've posted at least one observation to iNaturalist.

No doubt tomorrow will be 3001.

-Jim

Publicado el 14 de junio de 2021 05:59 por jmaughn jmaughn | 4 observaciones | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario

12 de febrero de 2021

RIP Old Lists

I've just finished going through and deleting most of my old lists. Now that the autofill function has been removed, they don't really make sense to keep up. I totally understand why the iNaturalist curators needed to do this. That function caused a lot of problems, and was buggy and archaic. Out with the old, in with the new.

Still, while it's a little embarrassing to admit, I might be the only user on iNaturalist who really enjoyed the old lists. I had lists for each of the continents, each country I'd visited, each state in the US, and each county within California. I had lifelists for many different sorts of organisms, from birds to sharks and rays to slime molds. I enjoyed tinkering with the lists and looking over them.

The new Dynamic Lifelist is an improvement, by all accounts. Most every other user likes it much better, and so I'm all in for it. To be honest, though, I don't get the same pleasure from it that I did from the old form of list. Maybe it will grow on me, now that it's what there is. I will miss, though, the familiar little squares, each filled with one of my poor quality photos, organized the way I wanted them.

This had to happen, and I know that. iNaturalist needs to be able to develop and expand, and the old lists and the autofill function were a drag on the system. Like I said, I'm all in. I'll miss futzing around with my lists while I drink my coffee in the morning, though. That's all. RIP old lists. I'll remember you fondly, even if no one else will.

Publicado el 12 de febrero de 2021 16:24 por jmaughn jmaughn | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario

1 de enero de 2021

2020 Lifelist Firsts

Lifelist Firsts 2020

Slime/Fungus/Lichen:

  1. Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata)
  2. Hairy Hexagonia (Hexagonia hydnoides)
  3. Hairy Bracket (Trametes hirsuta)
  4. Chocolate Tube Slime (Stemonitis splendens)
  5. Mendocino Cracking Bolete (Xerocomellus mendocinensis)
  6. Lead-grey Puffball (Bovista plumbea)
  7. Mustard Yellow Polypore (Fuscoporia gilva)
  8. Dung Roundhead (Protostropharia semiglobata)
  9. Bracket Fungus (Trametes ochracea)
  10. Candleflame Lichen (Candelaria concolor)
  11. Yellow Map Lichen (Rhizocarpon geographicum)
  12. Rock Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia baltimorensis)
  13. Gold Dust Lichen (Chrysothrix candelaris)
  14. Brown Roll-Rim (Paxillus involutus)
  15. Little Brown Marasmiellus (Marasmiellus villosipes)
  16. Scurfy Twiglet (Tubaria furfuracea)
  17. Grey Knight (Tricholoma terreum)

Plants:

  1. Nickernut (Guilandina bonduc)
  2. Marsh Pink (Sabatia stellaris)
  3. Triangle Cactus (Acanthocereus tetragonus)
  4. Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia)
  5. Mallow (Abutilon permolle)
  6. Green Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
  7. Pineland Jacquemontia (Jacquemontia curtissii)
  8. Scorpion's-Tail (Heliotropium angiospermum)
  9. Saw Greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox)
  10. Florida Thatch Palm (Thrinax radiata)
  11. Wild Tamarind (Lysiloma latisiliquum)
  12. Jamaican Dogwood (Piscidia piscipula)
  13. Black Ironwood (Krugiodendron ferreum)
  14. False Mastic (Sideroxylon foetidissimum)
  15. Torchwood (Bikkia tetrandra)
  16. Shiny-leaved Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)
  17. Pigeon Plum (Coccoloba diversifolia)
  18. Marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides)
  19. Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum)
  20. Spanish Stopper (Eugenia foetida)
  21. Crabwood (Gymnanthes lucida)
  22. Pepper Cinnamon (Canella winterana)
  23. Jamaican Caper (Capparis cynophallophora)
  24. Mexican Senna (Senna mexicana)
  25. Chapman's Wild Sensitive Plant (Senna mexicana var. chapmanii)
  26. Limewater Brookweed (Samolus ebracteatus)
  27. Shell Mound Pricklypear (Opuntia stricta)
  28. Glade Lobelia (Lobelia glandulosa)
  29. Bracted Colicroot (Aletris bracteata)
  30. Stately Maiden Fern (Thelypteris kunthii)
  31. Carolina Ruellia (Ruellia caroliniensis)
  32. Small Ballmoss (Tillandsia recurvata)
  33. Surf Grass (Phyllospadix torreyi)
  34. Rock Kelp (Silvetia compressa)
  35. Cabbage Kelp (Zonaria farlowii)
  36. Southern Sea Palm (Eisenia arborea)
  37. California Brittlebush (Encelia californica)
  38. Lemonade Berry (Rhus integrifolia)
  39. Southern Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus longiflorus)
  40. Smallseed Sandmat (Euphorbia polycarpa)
  41. Chilicothe (Marah macrocarpa)
  42. Turkey Pea (Sanicula tuberosa)
  43. Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)
  44. Lindheimer's Silktassel (Garrya lindheimeri)
  45. Texas Sotol (Dasylirion texanum)
  46. Beargrass (Nolina texana)
  47. Lace Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii)
  48. Plains Fleabane (Erigeron modestus)
  49. Evergreen Sumac (Rhus virens)
  50. Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
  51. Buckley's Oak (Quercus buckleyi)
  52. Poverty Weed (Baccharis neglecta)
  53. Arizona Black Walnut (Juglans major)
  54. Tenpetal Anemone (Anemone berlandieri)
  55. Agarita (Berberis trifoliolata)
  56. Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  57. Ashe Juniper (Juniperus ashei)
  58. Texas Mountain Laurel (Dermatophyllum secundiflorum)
  59. Scaly Cloak-Fern (Astrolepis cochisensis)
  60. Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)
  61. Goldeneye Phlox (Phlox roemeriana)
  62. Horse Crippler Cactus (Homalocephala texensis)
  63. Roundleaf Ragwort (Packera obovata)
  64. Stemless Evening Primrose (Oenothera triloba)
  65. Texas Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis)
  66. Scrambled Eggs (Corydalis aurea)
  67. Small Ballmoss (Tillandsia recurvata)
  68. Buckley's Yucca (Yucca constricta)
  69. Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve)
  70. Spanish Dagger (Yucca treculeana)
  71. Annual Bastard Cabbage (Rapistrum rugosum)
  72. Black Willow (Salix nigra)
  73. Longbract Wild Indigo (Baptisia bracteata)
  74. Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
  75. Common Water-Crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis)
  76. Silverleaf Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster pannosus)
  77. Smooth Cat's Ear (Hypochaeris glabra)
  78. Short-flower Deervetch (Acmispon parviflorus)
  79. Woolly Sedge (Carex pellita)
  80. Crevice Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha)
  81. Bluff Lettuce (Dudleya farinosa)
  82. Hooker's Evening Primrose (Oenothera elata)
  83. Coastal Brookfoam (Boykinia occidentalis)
  84. Snakewort (Conocephalum salebrosum)
  85. Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  86. Sticky Western Rosinweed (Calycadenia multiglandulosa)
  87. Rush Skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea)
  88. Bristly Oxtongue (Helminthotheca echioides)
  89. Rosilla (Helenium puberulum)
  90. Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)
  91. Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis)
  92. Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)
  93. Pretty Jacob's-Ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)
  94. Cushion Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)
  95. Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)
  96. Rockfringe Willowherb (Epilobium obcordatum)
  97. Green Ephedra (Ephedra viridis)
  98. Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
  99. Common Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Inverts:

  1. Small Mocis Moth (Mocis latipes)
  2. Spotted Seahare (Aplysia dactylomela)
  3. Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)
  4. Speck-claw Decorator Crab (Microphrys bicornutus)
  5. Upsidedown Jelly (Cassiopea andromeda)
  6. Spiny Sea Star (Gomophia egeriae)
  7. Florida Sea Cucumber (Holothuria floridana)
  8. Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis)
  9. Common Egg Cockle (Laevicardium serratum)
  10. Yellow Prickly Cockle (Dallocardia muricata)
  11. Turkey Wing (Arca zebra)
  12. Mangrove Orbweaver (Leucauge argyra)
  13. Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia)
  14. Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)
  15. Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)
  16. Faithful Beauty (Composia fidelissima)
  17. Common Sea Skater (Halobates micans)
  18. Cotton Stainer (Dysdercus suturellus)
  19. Mangrove Periwinkle (Littoraria angulifera)
  20. Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
  21. Florida Stone Crab (Menippe mercenaria)
  22. Mangrove Tree Crab (Aratus pisonii)
  23. Streaked Sphinx (Protambulyx strigilis)
  24. Variable Cerith (Cerithium lutosum)
  25. Florida Ivory Millipede (Chicobolus spinigerus)
  26. Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
  27. Polka-Dot Wasp Moth (Syntomeida epilais)
  28. Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi)
  29. Wharf Roach (Ligia exotica)
  30. Cuban Brown Snail (Zachrysia provisoria)
  31. Festive Murex (Pteropurpura festiva)
  32. California Lucine (Epilucina californica)
  33. Southern California Shoulderband (Helminthoglypta tudiculata)
  34. Poulson's Dwarf Triton (Roperia poulsoni)
  35. Nuttall's Hornmouth (Ceratostoma nuttalli)
  36. Western Banded Tegula (Tegula eiseni)
  37. Big Boring Clam (Mactromeris catilliformis)
  38. Heath's Dorid (Geitodoris heathi)
  39. Smooth Urn Sponge (Leucilla nuttingi)
  40. San Francisco Lacewing (Nothochrysa californica)
  41. Orange Harvestman (Vonones sayi)
  42. Striped Bark Scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)
  43. Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
  44. Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
  45. Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
  46. California Warrior Beetle (Pasimachus californicus)
  47. Dot-winged Baskettail (Epitheca petechialis)
  48. Decollate Snail (Rumina decollata)
  49. Swift Crab Spider (Mecaphesa celer)
  50. Texas Harvestman (Dalquestia formosa)
  51. Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
  52. Plateau Spreadwing (Lestes alacer)
  53. Red Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus)
  54. American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
  55. Channeled Duck Clam (Raeta plicatella)
  56. Sawtooth Pen Shell (Atrina serrata)
  57. Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee (Agapostemon splendens)
  58. Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata)
  59. Broad-tipped Conehead (Neoconocephalus triops)
  60. Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica)
  61. Common Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris)
  62. Blue Orchard Bee (Osmia lignaria)
  63. Coppered White-cheeked Jumping Spider (Pelegrina aeneola)
  64. Downy Leather-winged Beetle (Podabrus pruinosus)
  65. Little Plant Bug (Campyloneura virgula)
  66. Vestal Tiger Moth (Spilosoma vestalis)
  67. Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)
  68. Live Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercuspomiformis)
  69. Western Glowworm (Ellychnia megista)
  70. Sierra Dome Spider (Neriene litigiosa)
  71. Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella)
  72. Red-shouldered Leaf Beetle (Saxinis saucia)
  73. Simple Wave (Scopula junctaria)
  74. Red-veined Meadowhawk (Sympetrum madidum)
  75. Foothill Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis ssp. orpifex)
  76. Red-veined Cicada (Okanagana rubrovenosa)
  77. Colorful Dirona (Dirona picta)
  78. Black Bee Fly (Anthrax georgicus)
  79. Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla flammifera)
  80. California Bumble Bee (Bombus californicus)
  81. Clear-winged Grasshopper (Camnula pellucida)
  82. Mediterranean Katydid (Phaneroptera nana)
  83. Owlet Moth (Lygephila victoria)
  84. Western Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile perihirta)
  85. Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla coccineohirta)
  86. Fontana Grasshopper (Trimerotropis fontana)
  87. Eight-toothed Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee (Coelioxys octodentatus)
  88. European Tube Wasp (Ancistrocerus gazella)
  89. Bicolored Carpenter Ant (Camponotus vicinus)
  90. California Bordered Plant Bug (Largus californicus)
  91. Tripartite Sweat Bee (Halictus tripartitus)
  92. Humped Trashline Orbweaver (Cyclosa turbinata)
  93. Elegant Grass-carrying Wasp (Isodontia elegans)
  94. Devastating Grasshopper (Melanoplus devastator)
  95. Common Greenbottle Fly (Lucilia sericata)
  96. Western Baby's Ear (Sinum scopulosum)
  97. Arroyo Bluet (Enallagma praevarum)
  98. Western White Slippersnail (Crepidula nummaria)
  99. Alder Flea Beetle (Altica ambiens)
  100. Sharp-point Nutclam (Saccella penderi)
  101. Taylor's Seahare (Phyllaplysia taylori)
  102. Wrinkled Amphissa (Amphissa columbiana)
  103. Scaled Worm Snail (Thylacodes squamigerus)
  104. Modest Cadlina (Cadlina modesta)
  105. Pacific Sea Pork (Aplidium californicum)
  106. Strange Gaper (Tresus allomyax)
  107. Threaded Bittium (Neostylidium eschrichtii)
  108. Striped Dogwinkle (Nucella ostrina)
  109. Chocolate Porcelain Crab (Petrolisthes manimaculis)
  110. Brooding Anemone (Epiactis prolifera)

Fish:

  1. Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides)
  2. Crocodile Needlefish (Tylosurus crocodilus)
  3. Zebra-perch Sea Chub (Kyphosus azureus)
  4. Plainfin Midshipman (Porichthys notatus)
  5. White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)
  6. Longnose Skate (Beringraja rhina)
  7. Monkey-faced Prickleback (Cebidichthys violaceus)

Herps:

  1. Northern Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus)
  2. Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
  3. Peters's Rock Agama (Agama picticauda)
  4. Argentine Black-and-white Tegu (Salvator merianae)
  5. Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)
  6. Rose-bellied Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis)
  7. Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)
  8. Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua)
  9. Flat-headed Snake (Tantilla gracilis)
  10. Texas Blind Snake (Rena dulcis)
  11. Diamondback Watersnake (Nerodia rhombifer)
  12. Texas Cooter (Pseudemys texana)
  13. Western Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ssp. testaceus)
  14. Texas Indigo Snake (Drymarchon melanurus ssp. erebennus)

Birds:

  1. White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
  2. Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
  3. Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)
  4. Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)
  5. Swinhoe's White-Eye (Zosterops simplex)
  6. Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
  7. Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
  8. Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)
  9. Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)
  10. Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre)
  11. Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
  12. White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
  13. Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)
  14. Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)
  15. White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus)
  16. Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
  17. Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
  18. Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)
  19. Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)
  20. Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
  21. Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)
  22. Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina)

Mammals:

  1. Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus)
  2. Montane Vole (Microtus montanus)
  3. Wild Horse (Equus caballus)
Publicado el 1 de enero de 2021 15:03 por jmaughn jmaughn | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de marzo de 2020

Covid-19 Pandemic Quilt

A virtual Pandemic Quilt of observations made since the beginning of in Santa Cruz County's shelter-in-place order on March 16th, 2020. Pretty much the only activity sanctioned under the order is solitary outdoor exercise, such as hiking.

Publicado el 21 de marzo de 2020 03:54 por jmaughn jmaughn | 198 observaciones | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario