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Desert Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2024

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Quokka (Setonix brachyurus)

Observer

chisisi

Date

August 2022

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Western Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus levis ssp. occidentalis)

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ededwarddd

Date

March 23, 2024 10:06 PM AWST

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thilokrueger

Date

October 31, 2014 11:24 AM AWST

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Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus)

Observer

arjonker

Description

honey possum or noolbenger
Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842
Tarsipedidae
infraclass: Marsupialia

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2024

Description

Saw 7!!!!

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Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

April 2024

Description

Double flip

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Hershey's Cliffdaisy (Chaetopappa hersheyi)

Date

April 3, 2024 04:20 PM CDT

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Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

Date

April 2024

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Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus)

Observer

acerad

Date

April 10, 2018 07:20 PM AWST

Description

A Western Grey Kangaroo spots the camera from the bushes

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Red Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ssp. piceus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2024

Description

Such photogenic species!

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2024

Description

1 under rock
1 in crevice

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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2024

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Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2024

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Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

Observer

pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii)

Observer

frostioe

Date

March 31, 2024 01:37 PM EDT

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Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Observer

frostioe

Date

March 31, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

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Monterey × Large-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii × klauberi)

Observer

tothemax

Date

March 2024

Description

Male. Found under a large log. One of 5 hybrids seen today.

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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)

Date

March 2024

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Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

frostioe

Date

March 2024

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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

frostioe

Date

March 2024

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What

Cerralvo Liveforever (Dudleya nubigena ssp. cerralvensis)

Observer

toyonito

Date

March 2024

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Desert Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores)

Observer

edervin

Date

May 2, 2017 03:05 PM PDT

Description

Gravid female basking. Observed during a brutal bushwack to near the top of Iron Mountain. Note the flattop buckwheat vegetation. I don't normally assign imprecise coordinates but this cismontane population appears to be sufficiently valuable to warrant it.

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Somali Starling (Onychognathus blythii)

Date

February 1, 2024 09:21 AM +03

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Scallops (Family Pectinidae)

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ectothermist

Date

February 25, 2024 01:05 PM PST

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Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)

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timofey_bar

Date

October 12, 2023 02:42 PM +10

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

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kiwikiu

Date

November 11, 2023 05:02 PM PST

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San Diegan Legless Lizard (Anniella stebbinsi)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

February 2024

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Sliders (Genus Trachemys)

Observer

frostioe

Date

December 14, 2023 11:43 PM CST

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Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

November 23, 2018 04:21 PM PST

Description

Shell about 10 mm long. Found two on sand under a low intertidal boulder. Very extensible, active, blade-shaped foot and tentaculate mantle covering most of the shell. I don't recall ever seeing this species before, and with that active, white-striped foot, it was eye-catching. The last image shows one of the specimens as found, at the entrance to a burrow of unknown origin, but possibly constructed by Neotrypaea biffari, which are frequent in the boulder field at Naples Point.

The long foot, long tentacles, and mantle covering most of the shell place this little cutie in the Galeommatoidea.

Robin Agarwal (@anudibranchmom) was with me in the field when I spotted these and got a great video clip of one using its foot to move step-wise: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/31128212317

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Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

Date

February 3, 2024 10:07 AM +03

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Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

Date

February 3, 2024 12:44 PM +03

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Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)

Observer

tothemax

Date

January 2024

Description

The ground was fully soaked. Light rain came and went through the night.

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Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 24, 2024 02:00 PM CST

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Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 22, 2024 09:09 AM CST

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Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 21, 2024 09:16 AM CST

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Black-backed Hooded Snake (Suta nigriceps)

Observer

snakesrcool

Date

January 15, 2024 09:19 PM AWST

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Slender Tree Frog (Litoria adelaidensis)

Observer

snakesrcool

Date

May 11, 2023 09:57 PM AWST

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Noisy Scrubbird (Atrichornis clamosus)

Observer

jakeh2022

Date

January 2023

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Giant Sea Star (Pisaster giganteus)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 13, 2024 04:38 PM PST

Description

featuring thetidepooler's flashlight lighting

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Leaf Katydids (Subfamily Phaneropterinae)

Observer

brandonwoo

Date

December 5, 2023 07:56 AM WAT

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What

La Laguna Liveforever (Dudleya rigida)

Date

December 2023

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Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

tothemax

Date

December 2023

Description

12 were seen tonight, 1 hatchling and 11 adults and subadults. One of the subadults was flipped under a log, but the rest were found inside or at the entrances of rock crevices. One of the adults had a fresh gash on its head from a recent fight (not shown) and two individuals were seen fighting in a crevice (poorly photographed in photo 4), with the individual that had a fresh gash on its tail trying to bite a nearby individual. It rained recently, the ground was moist, and there was partial cloud cover overhead.

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Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

Observer

zeevng

Date

November 2023

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Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

December 2023

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Baja California Coachwhip (Masticophis fuliginosus)

Observer

fernandoarvizu19

Date

September 24, 2023 09:46 AM MST

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What

Sand Food (Pholisma sonorae)

Observer

duncan_bell

Date

April 2013

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Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)

Date

November 29, 2023 12:57 PM CST

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bridgetspencer

Date

November 20, 2023 12:26 PM PST

Description

Multiple heard, one seen.

On Los Coyotes tribal land - $10 fee to hike. I heard a few individuals about 3.5mi up the trail, above 6000ft in elevation, in at least two different spots. There were 3 calling where I photographed this individual. I believe I also heard one further down the trail, a little above the intersection between Sukat and Hot Springs Mountain Rd, still above 6000ft. All seemed to be calling from the pine needle/leaf litter on the ground.
Mixed coniferous forest with incense-cedar and Coulter's, Jeffrey's, and Sugar Pine based on nearby iNat observations.

Sunny, high 40s/low 50s, windy.

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Floreana Mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus)

Observer

jaimechaves76

Date

January 2018

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

Description

Champion

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Hooded Nudibranch (Melibe leonina)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

November 23, 2023 12:58 PM PST

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Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

October 25, 2023 09:49 AM PDT

Description

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (in foreground of 2nd photo). 1 Common Greenshank (with the greenish legs) and 6 Greater Yellowlegs were foraging together in Twin Ponds (a vernal pool) at corner of Border Rd. and Addington Rd. in Fort Ord National Monument (no car access). Link to Greater Yellowlegs observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/188944663

Irene's Ebird Checklist # S153118843 that includes this Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) : https://ebird.org/checklist/S153118843

Write-up about this Common Greenshank sighting in Don Roberson's quarterly Monterey County Highlights: 2023 (Rare Bird Sightings in Monterey County) Fall-Winter (October-December) newletter, 2023: (link pending)

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) is large shorebird that is "common in Europe and Asia. There, it seems to fill the same niche as the Greater Yellowlegs in the U.S.; it is not too different in appearance, and it even sounds similar. Common Greenshanks show up in small numbers on the Alaskan islands, mostly during spring migration. It is a fairly large sandpiper, 30.5 cm (12 inches) long, similar to Greater Yellowlegs in size and shape, but tends to be grayer and less sharply marked, with green legs. In flight, it shows white triangle extending up back. "

Audubon Guide to North American Birds https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-greenshank

Common Greenshank is a "large wader with a slightly upturned bill. Note overall grayish plumage with white belly and greenish legs. In flight, appears dark above with a broad white stripe up the middle of the back. Slightly larger and lankier than Common Redshank. Usually seen as singles or small groups. Listen for mellow “tewtewtew.” Feeds mainly by striding in water, picking and sweeping with its bill. Breeds across northern Europe and Asia; migrants and wintering birds in Africa, southern Asia and Australia occur in varied wetland habitats."

Ebird with species description, range map and sound recordings: https://ebird.org/species/comgre/

Xeno-canto Bird songs, sound recordings, and species range map: https://xeno-canto.org/species/Tringa-nebularia

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, ed. Jon L. Dunn, 7th ed., 2017 (species not listed)

Monterey Birds, Don Roberson, 2nd ed. 2002, sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society (species not listed)

Merlin Bird ID (great app available for Iphones) by The Cornell Lab (Bird ID help for 8,500+ species) https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

Comprehensive Feather I.D. tools and more: https://foundfeathers.org/resources/

Found Feathers (Worldwide): https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/idtool.php

The Cornell Lab (Birds in U.S. and Canada) https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/ (enter common name)(this species not listed)

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toyonito

Date

September 3, 2023 10:01 AM PDT

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What

Surf Thistle (Cirsium rhothophilum)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

July 2023

Description

Santa Barbara County, California

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California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)

Observer

tothemax

Place

Private

Description

19 seen tonight at two concrete ponds. Private property accessed with permission from the owner. San Luis Obispo County, CA

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San Quintin Dune Milkvetch (Astragalus anemophilus)

Observer

toyonito

Date

September 4, 2023 10:08 AM PDT

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Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

One of the most beautiful rattlesnakes I have ever seen!

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Punta Baja Milkvetch (Astragalus harbisonii)

Observer

toyonito

Date

September 3, 2023 06:19 PM PDT

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What

Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

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Green Rat Snake (Senticolis triaspis)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

Was resting on the shoulder of the road amongst some weedy vegetation. Had just emerged from the holes under the rocky boulders of the canyon wall just off to the side of the road. I only saw it because of the shine in the headlights and the head which was lifted up. Didn't bite until near the end of my time photographing it. Three nights in the Chiricahuas, with the first being too wet and the third being not humid enough. The second day, the day I found this snake, was warm and humid with dry ground, the perfect Green Rat weather. I was really hoping to get lucky enough to see one of these beautiful and elusive snakes and was super excited when it actually happened. This is by far one of the coolest creatures I have ever seen in the wild and I am so fortunate to have seen this species in the wild on my second attempt!

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Sonoran Desert Tortoise (Gopherus morafkai)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

My first desert tortoise and something that I was not expecting at all! It was a younger individual, only about 7-8 inches in length. There was a monsoon storm raging several miles away and it had rained in the area just a few days prior.

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Terciopelo (Bothrops asper)

Observer

jakescott

Date

May 2019

Place

Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

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What

Wrenthrush (Zeledonia coronata)

Observer

antbatista

Date

June 25, 2023 09:09 AM EST

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What

Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates tethys)

Date

August 21, 2023 02:30 PM PDT

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Mink Frog (Lithobates septentrionalis)

Observer

cinnamon325

Date

August 15, 2023 10:27 AM EDT

Description

Lifer!! Very pretty individual and cool find, can confirm they smell like onions

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Date

May 5, 2020 11:05 PM CDT

Description

Seeing this bioluminescence has always been a dream of mine. So cool.

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California Chaparral Katydid (Platylyra californica)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

June 9, 2020 09:31 PM PDT

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Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

Found by another group of field herpers who were kind enough to let me photograph it. It was originally seen crossing the road from a rocky hillside about 2-3 minutes before the time stamp shown. It was huge, both in length and width, and was probably a gravid female. The cloud remnants of tropical storm Eugene were overhead during the observation.

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Hawaiian Happy Face Spider (Theridion grallator)

Observer

tiwane

Date

February 2022

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Amargosa Toad (Anaxyrus nelsoni)

Date

July 2023

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What

Mauna Loa Clermontia (Clermontia montis-loa)

Observer

kmagnacca

Date

October 2006

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What

Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Observer

kiwikiu

Date

March 14, 2023 02:59 PM PDT

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Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis)

Observer

aburke

Date

July 2023

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Kanaloa (Kanaloa kahoolawensis)

Observer

kenneth_r_wood

Date

April 2009

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Tiehm's Buckwheat (Eriogonum tiehmii)

Date

June 2023

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Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus)

Observer

fubberpish

Date

December 11, 2022

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Barefoot Banded Gecko (Coleonyx switaki)

Observer

naturenate

Description

Found by Jeff nordland

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Guadalupe Palm (Brahea edulis)

Observer

jrebman

Date

May 5, 2010 06:02 AM HST

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What

Guadalupe Palm (Brahea edulis)

Observer

angelmendezr

Date

November 28, 2016 06:27 AM PST

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What

Santa Rosa Island Manzanita (Arctostaphylos confertiflora)

Observer

possiblybuddha

Date

June 2023

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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)

Date

June 2023

Description

One of six seen. Snakes were slowly approached and left as found.

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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)

Date

June 2023

Description

One of six seen. Snakes were slowly approached and left as found.

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Mexican Blue Palm (Brahea armata)

Observer

drzavala

Date

November 7, 2021 09:10 AM UTC

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What

San Gabriel Mountains Dudleya (Dudleya densiflora)

Observer

plantsoflacounty

Date

June 2023

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Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi ssp. willardi)

Date

May 2023

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Striped Whipsnake (Masticophis taeniatus)

Date

June 2023

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What

Arizona Black Rattlesnake (Crotalus cerberus)

Date

June 2023

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Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

June 3, 2023 04:03 AM PDT

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Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2023

Description

1 of several seen that date.

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Southern Rubber Boa (Charina umbratica)

Date

May 2023

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Diamond-petaled California Poppy (Eschscholzia rhombipetala)

Date

April 2023

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Variegated Liveforever (Dudleya variegata)

Observer

toyonito

Date

May 2023

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Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

nathantay

Date

May 2023

Description

With dudleya brevifolia

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Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2023

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

Date

April 2023

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Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sonorina)

Observer

orobanche

Date

April 28, 2023 06:59 PM PDT

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2023

Description

One of the two found today.

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Colorado Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

April 22, 2023 10:27 PM PDT

Description

Curled up on the sand shoulder of the road, completely still. Not seen until the leaf-nosed snake I was photographing feet away slithered up to it.

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Colorado Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

April 22, 2023 10:00 PM PDT

Description

82 F
Yawning in the first image

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What

Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2023