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What

Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

June 27, 2021 11:12 AM PDT

Description

Eight days after the last one, I made it back to poke around some more and found this female hovering around and roosting in the lodgepoles south of the pond. Eventually she came down within netting distance, so I scooped her up for some close-ups before releasing.

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What

Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

June 19, 2021 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Fished this gal out of a slick of congealed pollen and was stunned to see what it actually was. To the best of my knowledge, this species hasn't been refound at Donner since 1914

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Recluz's Moon Snail (Glossaulax reclusiana)

Observer

lorri-gong

Date

March 22, 2015 02:42 PM PDT

Description

in this photo, my biology teacher is pouring water on it while displaying it.

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

dpom

Date

February 8, 2021 08:10 AM PST

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California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 23, 2016

Description

This was an eight to ten inch juvenile seen as it crossed the trail and into the safety of the brush.

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Crimson-ringed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis)

Date

July 29, 2019 04:37 PM PDT

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Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra)

Observer

tiwane

Date

March 1, 2014 02:14 PM PST

Description

I was amazed to find this Sierran Treefrog trying to make a meal of a juvenile Taricha.

When I flipped the log the newt was upside down and in the frog's mouth, but was soon let go. The frog's tongue stuck out for a few seconds afterwards, I'd like to think due to awesome tetrodotoxin.

Pepperwood Preserve. Santa Rosa, California.

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Johnnytuck (Triphysaria eriantha)

Date

March 22, 2020 06:41 PM PDT

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What

Sierra Madre Sylph (Macrothemis ultima)

Date

February 16, 2020 12:33 PM PST

Description

Rio Tuito, Yelapa

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Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)

Observer

dickwood

Date

March 2020

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Observer

kueda

Date

March 2020

Description

One of the few native inverts we get in the yard, sadly. Native plants as native insect habitat isn't really working out.

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Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)

Observer

birdgal5

Date

April 13, 2019 09:29 AM SAST

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What

Pacific Green Sphinx (Proserpinus lucidus)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

December 28, 2019 12:09 PM PST

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Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)

Observer

dickwood

Date

October 21, 2019 03:06 PM PDT

Description

the pygmy's appearance here at mississippi bar has seemed to coincide with coyote bush flowering.

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What

Downy Paintbrush (Castilleja sessiliflora)

Observer

kelseyb87

Date

May 19, 2019 01:10 PM MDT

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What

Douglas' Spineflower (Chorizanthe douglasii)

Observer

damontighe

Date

May 2019

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What

California Groundcone (Kopsiopsis strobilacea)

Observer

dswight

Date

May 23, 2015 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Shown to me by Chris Thayer.

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What

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)

Observer

nimajnebmai

Date

August 2016

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What

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

Observer

catchang

Date

November 28, 2018 10:31 PM PST

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What

Desert Sand Verbena (Abronia villosa)

Observer

kath2

Date

January 17, 2016

Place

Ibex Dunes (Google, OSM)

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What

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Observer

dickwood

Date

October 17, 2018 12:57 PM PDT

Description

coyote bush is flowering and is abuzz with insects

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What

Oregon Gentian (Gentiana affinis var. ovata)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

July 6, 2018 05:12 PM PDT

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What

Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus)

Observer

skepticgam

Date

June 11, 2016

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What

Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)

Observer

dickwood

Date

June 8, 2018 11:30 AM PDT

Description

on california buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum

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What

One-sided Jewelflower (Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. secundus)

Observer

loarie

Date

May 20, 2018 04:07 PM PDT

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What

Shield-bracted Monkeyflower (Erythranthe glaucescens)

Observer

twr61

Date

May 2018

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Observer

cindynmartinez

Date

March 31, 2018 09:59 AM PDT

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What

Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)

Observer

dickwood

Date

September 29, 2017 12:54 PM PDT

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Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 21, 2014 02:28 PM PDT

Description

Great day for larvae on the creek trail: most of the stages(or instars if you will) were easily found.

I've always better luck finding these lovely caterpillars at the end of the season; a nice reminder that the fading California summer will soon brighten into our long spring.

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What

Hieroglyphic Moth (Diphthera festiva)

Date

August 22, 2017 10:04 PM PDT

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California Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. infernalis)

Date

August 2017

Place

Private

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Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Date

June 15, 2017 02:30 PM PDT

Description

Enjoying the sea view...

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

June 9, 2017 08:31 AM PDT

Description

Ash-throated Flycatcher