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Antlered Crane Fly (Tanyptera dorsalis)

Observer

jimmoore

Date

May 25, 2020 02:07 PM EDT

Description

Rachel Carson Conservation Park, Montgomery County, Maryland; Sandy Spring quad

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Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis)

Observer

vvoelker

Date

April 2019

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Vancouver Island Marmot (Marmota vancouverensis)

Observer

johndreynolds

Date

June 25, 2015 06:48 AM PDT

Description

This is "Alan", the day after he was first discovered. Unbelievable wanderer, hundreds of km from nearest mountain population. Trapped on 27 June and taken to a population on a mountain, where he lived for a couple more years.

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Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Observer

willemspan

Date

March 30, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

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Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor ssp. foxii)

Observer

hoaryherper

Date

June 20, 1949

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Greenhouse Camel Cricket (Tachycines asynamorus)

Observer

zealouswizard

Date

December 3, 2020 06:41 PM EST

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dbeadle

Date

August 20, 2019 03:00 PM EDT

Description

Protenor belfragei (Broad-headed Bugs). Photographed at Minesing Swamp, Simcoe County, Ontario on 20 August 2019.

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

Observer

chrisevans

Date

April 5, 2019 04:51 PM EDT

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Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

September 16, 2019 03:41 PM EDT

Description

Both subsp. americanus (native to North America) and subsp. australis (introduced to North America) are found at this site, sometimes growing intermixed. In the photos the former is indicated with an “N” and the latter with an “I”. On the date I visited this site, 16 September 2019, these are the differences I observed with living stems between the two subspecies:

•Relative stem height: subsp. americanus usually shorter, subsp. australis usually taller.
•Relative stem spacing: subsp. americanus usually more dispersed, subsp. australis usually denser (rarely solitary).
•Stem breaking: subsp. americanus fibrous and hard to break off, subsp. australis often breaks off easily.
•Stem color (lower/older internodes): subsp. americanus red and often shiny, subsp. australis yellow-green and not shiny.
•Stem texture (lower/older internodes): subsp. americanus smooth, subsp. australis minutely ridged.
•Stem & leaf sheath dots: subsp. americanus often present, subsp. australis absent.
•Leaf condition: subsp. americanus has lots of senescence, subsp. australis generally are healthy.
•Margins of upper leaves near panicle: subsp. americanus finely serrated, subsp. australis coarsely serrated.
•Sterile stems more abundant than fertile: subsp. americanus yes, subsp. australis no.
•Panicle branches for panicles of similar length: subsp. americanus fewer, subsp. australis more.
•Panicle branch spacing: subsp. americanus farther, subsp. australis closer.
•Flowering status: subsp. americanus finished flowering, subsp. australis flowering.

There probably are other characteristics I overlooked that distinguish these two subspecies from each other. Perhaps these characteristics listed above hold up at other sites in North America. I don’t use leaf color to tell them apart because although some clones of subsp. australis are strongly blue-green, some clones of that subspecies are more green or yellow-green. See this observation for an illustration: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30610594

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Observer

easleybirding

Date

June 15, 2017

Description

I'm thinking this could be a moth that happens to look like a wasp - but not sure???

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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

Observer

ericisley

Date

July 15, 2016 10:48 AM CDT

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Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)

Observer

ricknirschl

Date

September 13, 2019 01:43 PM EDT

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Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

Observer

janabuggs

Date

November 3, 2019 03:04 PM EST

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Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Observer

boatbirder

Date

June 20, 2018 02:48 PM BST

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Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 31, 2018 10:39 AM AEST

Description

mm sweet orangeade

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Common Loon (Gavia immer)

Observer

ronskelley

Date

July 17, 2015

Description

Access Bay Loon with 2 chicks

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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

kelly38

Date

March 4, 2013

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

hemant

Date

January 12, 2014

Description

Great Egret with Little cormorent

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

kyletansley

Date

September 4, 2019 06:15 PM EDT

Description

Two egrets had a scuffle for some reason.

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Observer

jemredwood

Date

November 27, 2018 01:06 PM EST

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

wdvanhem

Date

May 25, 2008 06:38 PM EDT

Description

Leucistic form