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Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)

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sapienshane

Date

May 27, 2024 11:21 AM PDT

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kartaen

Date

May 9, 2024 09:05 PM +07

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Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

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twillrichardson

Date

May 10, 2024 05:38 PM PDT

Description

Separate obs for deer

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Sierra Nevada Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus ssp. tahoensis)

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jaredmanninen

Date

February 7, 2019 07:07 AM PST

Description

From the archives.

The only one that I've ever found. I'm always on the lookout, but I just don't seem to ever be able to find them.

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

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ipomopsis

Date

April 17, 2024 08:31 AM PDT

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Strigose Lotus (Acmispon strigosus)

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pamelataylor

Date

April 13, 2024 02:32 PM PDT

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Prickly Pears (Genus Opuntia)

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drqnature

Date

April 8, 2024 05:17 PM CDT

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Hyacinth Tribe (Tribe Hyacintheae)

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arameediethelm

Date

April 8, 2024 02:19 PM PDT

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Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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jennysweatt

Date

April 2, 2024 10:40 AM PDT

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Humboldt's Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys oregonensis)

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 5, 2009

Description

This was a project that trapped and released flying squirrels. Ordinarily, you wouldn't see them out flying around during the day.

This squirrel was released, climbed a tree and flew twice, landed on the ground, dug up a truffle and ate most of it, then climbed a tree again and ate the rest.

Quite a show!

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Cockroaches and Termites (Order Blattodea)

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ipomopsis

Date

September 16, 2023 12:13 PM +07

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Chuparosa (Justicia californica)

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pamelataylor

Date

March 2, 2024 01:06 PM PST

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Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)

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kartaen

Date

February 6, 2024 01:23 PM +07

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Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)

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arameediethelm

Date

April 12, 2022 05:39 PM PDT

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Chinese Swimming Scorpion (Lychas mucronatus)

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bikinitrip

Date

August 9, 2023 02:22 PM +07

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Mountain Dandelion (Genus Agoseris)

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rhjackso

Date

July 27, 2023 08:46 AM PDT

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Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)

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georgegibbs

Date

July 29, 2023 01:15 PM PDT

Description

Marmot

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Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

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jaretcross

Date

August 6, 2021 10:23 PM PDT

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squiresk

Date

January 30, 2023 10:23 AM EST

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wesleyradford

Date

October 16, 2023 01:44 PM PDT

Description

Unknown ID. Found underground, maybe 3inches beneath the surface. Cluster of three.

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Crown Flower (Calotropis gigantea)

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ipomopsis

Date

September 19, 2023 01:45 PM +07

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ipomopsis

Date

September 14, 2023 02:31 PM +07

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Caspian Bent-toed Gecko (Tenuidactylus caspius)

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kseniiamarianna

Date

August 18, 2023 08:42 PM +04

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Buckwheat Root Borer Moth (Synanthedon polygoni)

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ipomopsis

Date

August 2023

Description

fanciest looking fly moth I've ever seen!

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bigsam

Date

July 14, 2023 10:49 AM PDT

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Redroot Buckwheat (Eriogonum racemosum)

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rozgal

Date

July 18, 2023 12:18 PM MDT

Description

Boulder Mountain, UT

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Lanceleaf Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum)

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rozgal

Date

July 19, 2023 12:49 PM MDT

Description

Green Lake, UT

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Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)

Observer

floydch

Date

May 31, 2021 01:29 PM PDT

Description

Multiple small pines with needles in bundles of two. My main reason for posting this picture, though, is to show what I think is the same location--and same big, downed tree--as that seen in a photo of E. R. Hall and his survey team (Mammals of Nevada), taken in July 1941. I have included that picture, which matches up well with the site description in journal entries and in the landscape seen in the background.

The location "3 miles south of Mt. Rose, 8500 ft" is the generic location entry used by Hall's team in their field notes for their collections in this area. The specific locations of the actual collections of mammals must be inferred from the field notes, which often have limited information on precise locations. It was the standard practice of Hall and his co-workers to camp at one spot (usually a flat meadow near a road) and then emanate out in various directions to hunt and trap.

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Brittle Pricklypear (Opuntia fragilis)

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rozgal

Date

July 17, 2023 10:33 AM MDT

Description

Lower Bown Lake, UT

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Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 16, 2023 11:23 AM PDT

Description

Tahoe's second record (that I know of), during yesterday's NABA count, and a bit of a heatwave. What a stunner!!

10 years after Tahoe's first: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/188904715

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Northern Asian Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii ssp. moormensis)

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plains-wanderer

Date

December 2009

Place

Thailand (Google, OSM)
Insects

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Insects (Class Insecta)

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rozgal

Date

July 9, 2023 09:02 AM PDT

Description

Sage Hen Bioblitz
What is the red, round organism on the Purshia?

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Yellow Beeplant (Cleomella lutea)

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rozgal

Date

July 8, 2023 09:38 AM PDT

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Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleomella serrulata)

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rozgal

Date

July 8, 2023 09:41 AM PDT

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Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)

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paulmckenzie

Date

July 11, 2021 04:00 PM AWST

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Richardson's Geranium (Geranium richardsonii)

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ladyliatris

Date

June 24, 2023 11:59 AM MDT

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twillrichardson

Date

June 17, 2023 01:37 PM PDT

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Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur (Colias alexandra)

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twillrichardson

Date

June 20, 2023 11:54 AM PDT

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Lembert’s Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridanii ssp. lemberti)

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twillrichardson

Date

June 2023

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Whiskerbrush (Leptosiphon ciliatus)

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arameediethelm

Date

June 18, 2023 06:12 PM PDT

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Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer)

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twillrichardson

Date

June 2023

Description

Gentle and curious, but also big, and I couldn't keep him out far enough away to be in frame with one hand

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Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)

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twillrichardson

Date

June 2023

Description

I think?

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Carson Wandering Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus ssp. obscurus)

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twillrichardson

Date

June 2023

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Small Camas (Camassia quamash)

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jessicalilia3

Date

June 3, 2023 07:48 AM PDT

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Platt Tiger Beetle (Cicindela parowana ssp. platti)

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twillrichardson

Date

May 29, 2023 10:37 AM PDT

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Harris' Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

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dbond

Date

June 12, 2022 09:38 AM MST

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Harris' Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

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azumaninja

Date

May 2018

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Harris' Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

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mccreedy

Date

October 21, 2020 11:40 AM HST

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Harris' Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

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rovingrobson

Date

April 19, 2022 12:21 PM MST

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Harris' Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

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thamnelegans24

Date

April 22, 2018 07:46 AM MDT

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What

Finlayson's Squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii)

Date

December 10, 2019

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alison_pollack

Date

March 19, 2023 03:26 PM -05

Description

Such a beautiful species!

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Mountain Coyote (Canis latrans ssp. lestes)

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jorge144

Date

April 6, 2017 09:41 PM -05

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Candy Cane Snail (Liguus virgineus)

Date

August 2005

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Namib Sand Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)

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laurent_h

Date

June 9, 2019 09:10 PM SAST

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barchana

Date

August 15, 2009

Description

Sleeping, early morning

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Southern Knysna Turaco (Tauraco corythaix ssp. corythaix)

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flippie1971

Date

October 28, 2017 04:29 AM SAST

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Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

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ladyliatris

Date

April 3, 2023 07:00 PM MDT

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Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus)

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twillrichardson

Date

March 17, 2023 11:53 AM PDT

Description

Drama. These guys all normally get along pretty well, but here a squirrel decided to start something. Moments later they were back to munching sunflower seeds side-by-side again.

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Lewis' Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii)

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mirarae

Date

March 11, 2023 12:15 PM PST

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Western Sheep Moth (Hemileuca eglanterina)

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gridman

Date

July 14, 2022 07:27 PM PDT

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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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pamelataylor

Date

February 23, 2023 11:10 AM PST

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Sierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. platensis)

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

February 2023

Description

Photographing some millipedes and noticed this guy giving me the side-eye from a hollow in the log I'd flipped

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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

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panda345

Date

October 27, 2022 01:16 PM PDT

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Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii)

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twillrichardson

Date

February 7, 2023 08:49 AM PST

Description

We call this one "Notch Ear" and are pretty sure it's the mother of all the others we see in the yard

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Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

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jaretcross

Date

February 12, 2023 04:01 PM MST

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Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Neotamias amoenus)

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ipomopsis

Date

June 7, 2015 08:08 AM MDT

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Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

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olivialorraine00

Date

June 22, 2017 12:57 PM PDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

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ipomopsis

Date

May 8, 2022 01:54 PM PDT

Description

Watched this thing fly around in one spot then suddenly jumped into the plants and pulled out this cricket and flew right off!
See this observation for the prey.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/116212562

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Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

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richardrush

Date

August 12, 2022 09:15 AM PDT

Description

This bird was briefly knocked out and then flew away

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Mountain Emerald (Somatochlora semicircularis)

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robertivens

Date

August 25, 2017 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Grass Lake, LTBMU, CA.

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Red-breasted × Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber × nuchalis)

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

July 19, 2022 06:40 AM PDT

Description

Going through the archives...

Initially I assumed this was a juvenile Red-breasted Sapsucker (and still lean toward that ID), but now I'm not so sure with that pronounced white eyebrow/supercilium.

Did I totally drop the ball on this (and it's a Red-naped Sapsucker), or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Thanks for your help!

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

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jennysweatt

Date

November 13, 2022 03:01 PM PST

Description

Really small size for a Snow Goose, not much bigger than a duck. But neck and gape in beak looks like a Snow.

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pamelataylor

Date

November 11, 2022 01:48 PM PST

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North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

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jennysweatt

Date

November 9, 2022 09:36 AM PST

Description

family of four

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North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

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ksmadsen1

Date

August 27, 2021 08:00 AM PDT

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Western White Pine (Pinus monticola)

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chauncey

Date

October 1, 2022 01:00 PM PDT

Description

Trying to get familiar with the "serrated" leaves of P. monticola. I imagined it to be quite evident and very different from the spaced out very tiny spurs I find on these leaves.
Location verified on satellite view.

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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

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spolombian

Date

October 8, 2022 12:44 PM PDT

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Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

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ipomopsis

Date

November 2019

Place

Private

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Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)

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islandfox

Date

May 7, 2022 07:13 PM PDT

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What

Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)

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jaredmanninen

Date

May 14, 2022 09:36 AM PDT

Description

This one again!

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Western Chipmunks (Genus Neotamias)

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catchang

Date

August 12, 2022 11:07 AM PDT

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Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

Observer

walkwithbears

Date

August 2022

Description

Beautiful Northern Rubber Boa found as he/she was nestled at the base of an Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata), partially underground, in the more zeric zone of the typical lower elevation Tahoe open montane forest.

Have seen several through the years in the Sierras, at, near, or travelling under the cover of night (and when humidity is higher than hot days) towards water environments... This Rubber Boa was observed about 300 meters from a now dry ephemeral stream, and much further from any permanent wet habitat. Most adults I've seen (during the day) are usually partially under downed trees and/or next to a stream or bog, and above 6,200', yet have seen two youngsters (one back in June, the other a couple or so years ago, and both entered here as observations) below 6,200'. The adults can be a spectrum of colors above from brownish to olive (like this one) to bright green (most I've seen), a light colored underside.

Always a great experience to see one of the only two boas native to North America... the other being the Rosy Boa at home in the southwestern US & northwestern Mexico, while Rubber Boas are found in the western US and southern British Columbia (the northern most boa). Was great to share the experience with others before returning this docile snake to Nature.

Location generalized and now obscured to protect from collectors.

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Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

walkwithbears

Date

August 3, 2022 09:38 AM PDT

Description

This curious little weasel was checking me out as I was observing a steep talus slope from above. On the spot, thought I was watching a Short-tailed Weasel, about 10" body length, 4" tail and looked to have a white underside (was so close, didn't think to use binoculars), yet after looking at the photos noticed the yellowish underside of Long-tailed Weasels. Maybe a female or young adult Long-tailed? Was thinking a male Short-tailed Weasel at first.

He/she was weaving in and out of the rocks of the talus slope, while Chipmunks (unknown species and several observations/photos) were scurrying about. Yellow-bellied Marmots also occupy the talus slope and may share 2 observations, different days, in the future.
General area South of Hope Valley and North of Lost Lakes area.

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Columbian Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum)

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ipomopsis

Date

June 2022

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nborchardt

Date

July 29, 2022 12:46 PM PDT

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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

walkwithbears

Date

July 2022

Description

Saw this beautiful light colored female Black Bear, a bear who is one of the established locals (and knows my scent and presence are not a threat), on the last leg of a very long hike... to visit some places now under lock and key due to last year's Tamarack Fire.

I was about out of water and decided to take a shortcut down a seldom travelled drainage. Took a few photos of shrubs regenerating, then saw her... She was slowly making her way up the burned, dry, and shadeless drainage. Twice she stopped to rest and cool down...
Yes, fire is a natural process, I've worked as a fire rehab specialist, Federal Inspector of contractors resending burns, and a few stints as a Wildland Firefighter... Wildfires are more numerous, intense and larger (on average) as each year passes... Look at this bear struggling with the heat in a huge area that no longer has needed shade or ample food sources through spring, summer, and fall. I documented some of the major foods they were seeking this spring into early summer... Quite a change from what has easily sustained them in the past - before this huge fire and the neighboring even larger Caldor Fire (also last year). The reemerging shrubs are not in a mature fruit producing stage and many usual forbs are lacking or nonexistent. Pine seed/nut production is very low and spotty in trees half-scorched or are in isolated unburned islands...

It's very hard times for bears of this area, very limited foods are now wilted by the above average (constant trend) heat of summer, and insects in snags and downed logs (most burned), and under rocks, are all gone or barely present. Small unburned islands and the fires' edges are extremely important now. Keep in mind that established territories, both seasonal and year long are severely changed and available foods are sought by concentrations of bears.

Things are different in the mountains and elsewhere, and we play the biggest role in these changes.

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Heartleaf Arnica (Arnica cordifolia)

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aaronfwells

Date

June 27, 2022 07:31 PM PDT

Description

Growing in a Douglas fir-Ponderosa pine forest that burned in the 2021 Cedar Creek Fire.

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Lupines (Genus Lupinus)

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hanabee

Date

July 1, 2022 03:04 PM PDT

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Multiflora Rose Rust (Phragmidium rosae-multiflorae)

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acloeter

Date

July 9, 2022 10:31 AM PDT

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

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vireosylva

Date

July 2, 2022 11:00 AM PDT

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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

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beargrass

Date

August 5, 2020 06:11 PM EDT

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Elephant's-Head Lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica)

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ktjeanne

Date

June 17, 2022 01:48 PM PDT

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Western Blue Flag (Iris missouriensis)

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arameediethelm

Date

June 12, 2022 06:01 PM PDT

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javiehweg

Date

March 13, 2019 04:54 PM EDT

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Willows (Genus Salix)

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ipomopsis

Date

May 31, 2022 03:16 PM PDT

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Stream Violet (Viola glabella)

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jennysweatt

Date

May 12, 2022 09:52 AM PDT

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Annual Polemonium (Polemonium micranthum)

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jaredmanninen

Date

May 16, 2022 07:19 PM PDT

Description

I'm at a loss with this one. Growing among the grasses in open and sandy terrain.

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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dyecreekscott

Date

May 2, 2022 04:42 PM PDT

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Woad (Isatis tinctoria)

Observer

cheryl3

Date

May 22, 2016

Description

One mile south of Brockway Summit on Hwy 267.