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Marl Pennant (Macrodiplax balteata)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 6, 2019 10:16 AM PDT

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Western Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata)

Observer

dylanaasen

Date

October 2021

Description

3 others on the borders of this small olive orchard

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Italian Crested Newt (Triturus carnifex)

Observer

dylanaasen

Date

October 2021

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Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

August 2021

Description

This individual was about golf ball size .

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Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata)

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 21, 2021 12:07 PM PDT

Description

Sourdough Ridge trail

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

pinnaclesnp

Date

June 2021

Place

Private

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Pacific Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla aureola)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 24, 2021 05:50 PM PDT

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Parakeet Auklet (Aethia psittacula)

Observer

dpom

Date

June 19, 2021 11:45 AM PDT

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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina)

Observer

sierraazul

Date

October 2020

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

sierraazul

Date

April 15, 2018

Description

Trace evidence; hole about 8" in diameter; sandy deposits; looks like it might have been filled in by a gopher; 3rd coastal terrace; Swanton

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Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sonorina)

Observer

andym

Date

May 4, 2021 02:01 PM PDT

Description

I believe my first observation of X. sonorina (or at least the notably golden male) in many years at this garden.

Video: https://www.facebook.com/rootsradicle/videos/10105121476691518/

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Santa Cruz Hesperian (Vespericola armigera)

Observer

skfork

Date

April 2021

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Sierra Nevada Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa ssp. californica)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 2021

Description

I have to admit, the Mountain Beaver is an animal I have wanted to see for many years, but chalked it up there with Spotted Bat and Pygmy Sperm Whale in that I know they are out there, but the odds of me finding one are......

So, I was more than delighted to have been able to spend a good 15 minutes watching this one at close range as it repeatedly carried mouthfuls of dry grass and green conifer twigs to its burrow under the snow.

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Threeteeth (Genus Triodopsis)

Observer

sambiology

Date

March 5, 2021 04:29 PM CST

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Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 2021

Place

Private

Description

Caught a vole practically at my feet, wow, then flew it to a nearby tree. They are strong little fluffballs!

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Fragrant Fritillary (Fritillaria liliacea)

Observer

lorri-gong

Date

February 2021

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Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

hollyg

Date

May 7, 2018 06:55 PM PDT

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Clipped Semele (Semele decisa)

Observer

nature1111

Date

December 22, 2020 11:39 AM UTC

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Pink Feather Boa Millipede (Gosodesmus claremontus)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 15, 2020 03:40 PM PST

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Spotted Moonsnail (Euspira triseriata)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 15, 2020 02:04 PM EDT

Description

Found in the sand fairly high up on the beach.

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Gray Treefrog Complex (Complex Hyla versicolor)

Observer

scout-calvert

Date

September 27, 2020 03:16 PM EDT

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Mantids (Family Mantidae)

Observer

annecallahan

Date

September 10, 2020 03:13 PM PDT

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Observer

leptonia

Date

August 30, 2020 11:01 AM PDT

Description

parasites on Navanax!

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California Aglaja (Navanax inermis)

Observer

leptonia

Date

August 30, 2020 11:01 AM PDT

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Silver-tailed Petalcutter Bee (Megachile montivaga)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2020 01:01 PM PDT

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American Stoat (Mustela richardsonii)

Observer

son0flaw

Date

August 5, 2019 06:43 PM PDT

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Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Observer

son0flaw

Date

April 2015

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Largeflower Fairybells (Prosartes smithii)

Observer

lilithohlson

Date

July 3, 2020 07:14 PM PDT

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Long-tailed Giant Ichneumonid Wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus)

Observer

cholmesphoto

Date

June 9, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Description

A female Giant Ichneumon wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus) oviposits into the side of a tree.

I was honored to have this observation selected as observation of the day for June 11, 2020, and again as observation of the week (week of June 21, 2020). It is covered in this blog post: A Trip to Texas Provides a Long Sought Photographic Opportunity - Observation of the Week, 6/21/20.

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Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

mattboswell

Date

May 23, 2020 08:42 PM PDT

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American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 9, 2020 04:21 PM PDT

Description

Walking back from the Sousa Marsh overlook, this American Beaver was casually swimming in a pond just off the trail. Cruising away from me, it did an explosive splash with its tail as it disappeared up a narrow slough.

The only other beavers I've ever seen were at after dusk in Montana and they were just a few silhouettes of ears moving low across the water so this was a real treat!

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California Banana Slug (Ariolimax californicus)

Observer

sandboxer

Date

September 16, 2016 07:17 PM PDT

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Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris)

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

January 2004

Description

The heated water in the Tampa Electric Company's discharge canal attracts a lot of manatees, and is now a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary.

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Argentine Black-and-white Tegu (Salvator merianae)

Observer

bobbyfingers

Date

March 28, 2010

Description

Found this beautiful and robust "invasive" (remember, they didn't "ask" to be released into the wild in Florida!) juvenile Tegu behind the outdoor ice machine at the Florida City Quality Inn! Also found a young Corn Snake in the shrubbery outside the lobby of this "Herper's Hotel".

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Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Date

April 2019

Place

Private

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Baird's Beaked Whale (Berardius bairdii)

Observer

abcdefgewing

Date

September 21, 2019 12:36 AM PDT

Description

Baird's Beaked Whales on a Shearwater Journeys trip. One photo shows the bulbous head with a visible eye. Two photos show the dorsal aspects, and one photo shows the characteristic "low bush" shaped spouts. These rarely seen brownish cetaceans were seen in a pod estimated at 12 individuals.

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What

Woodlice, Pillbugs, and Rock Slaters (Suborder Oniscidea)

Date

September 1, 2019 07:05 PM PDT

Description

Found in an underground creek cave/tunnel along the damp wall; see photos for relative scale/size.

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Hoodwinker Mola (Mola tecta)

Observer

underwaterpat

Date

August 3, 2019 05:59 PM PDT

Description

PHOTO CREDIT:
Photo 1: Joe Platko https://www.instagram.com/hiimjoe88
Photo 2: JR Sosky https://www.instagram.com/hijrsosky/
Photo 3: JR Sosky/Marianne Nyeggard

MOLA TECTA IN MONTEREY BAY! Photographed by local photographers Joe Platko and JR Sosky, and Identified by Marianne Nyeggard via Michael Howard at Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Tidepool Snailfish (Liparis florae)

Observer

spencer_riffle

Date

February 2019

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Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Observer

dean_g

Date

August 2015

Description

Location is accurate to mountain, obscured for protection.

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Western Baby's Ear (Sinum scopulosum)

Observer

jle152

Date

January 29, 2019 02:00 PM MST

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Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

molfhafer

Date

February 10, 2019 07:00 PM PST

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Bay Polypore (Picipes badius)

Observer

ciara10

Date

March 3, 2019 03:39 PM PST

Description

Ruffled yellow cap, black stipe growing out of a fallen bay laurel
To clarify, the underside of the cap is yellow, the top is brown

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Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 8, 2019 12:23 PM PST

Description

Experts - What is going on here? This male American Kestrel sure did seem to have the hots for this female Merlin. He kept trying to get close to her and even brought her a few treats (insects?) from the grass beneath the fence. She accepted the treats but didn't seem thrilled with the attention. However, when he flew off, she followed him...

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Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

maxallen

Date

December 2018

Description

Lions drinking from this pool of water

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Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

maxallen

Date

December 2018

Description

78f

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Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

Observer

samnelo

Date

December 10, 2018 02:03 AM PST

Description

Found by Alex R, observed by many

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Colombian Weasel (Neogale felipei)

Observer

sultana

Date

May 2011

Description

Atrapada en el baño de una finca

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Mouse-eared Bats (Genus Myotis)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 22, 2018 10:46 AM PST

Description

This was one of two bats found roosting under the eaves of a building in Death Valley Junction.

The other can be found here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18905510

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Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

carter_k

Date

November 24, 2018 09:19 AM PST

Description

Confident in mountain lion ID due to pronounced leading toe. Tracks continued for 150+ yards

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 20, 2018 12:29 PM PDT

Description

@abr , @grnleaf While hiking with @flygrl67 along the Cone Peak Trail, we passed through several thick patches of manzanita
and emerging out of these shrubs were scattered bright red growths. I believe these may be a fungal infection like Cowberry Redleaf (Exobasidium vaccinii) but this is only a guess and I haven't found anything especially informative on diseases of manzanitas. Do either of you recognize this? Thank you!

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Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)

Observer

entomo-logic

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asjones

Date

September 11, 2018 03:25 PM PDT

Description

Dark wings, overall body length maybe 3-5 mm? Residential zone in former oak woodland

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Yellowfin Fringehead (Neoclinus stephensae)

Observer

ncoy

Date

August 10, 2018 08:41 AM PDT

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Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontana)

Observer

fundad

Date

July 12, 2018 09:23 PM PDT

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

robberfly

Date

June 2018

Description

First adult Ive ever seen. Saw small juvenile a few years back...

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California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

June 2018

Place

Private

Description

My lifer ! It crossed a trail in late afternoon , very warm at the time .

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Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

Observer

underwaterpat

Date

November 2017

Place

Mexico (Google, OSM)

Description

With its golden trevally posse! On El Vencedor Wreck.

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Green Earthtongue (Microglossum viride)

Observer

barbarab

Date

February 10, 2018 01:49 PM PST

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What

Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

dpom

Date

July 25, 2017 11:24 AM PDT

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Clay Mariposa Lily (Calochortus argillosus)

Observer

abr

Date

June 10, 2017 04:58 PM PDT

Description

This is a first observation of this species for San Benito County, as far as I can tell. Note the chevron shaped nectary, rather than square as in C. venustus. No fruit were available to rule out C. superbus, but soil was clay.

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Red-bellied Newt (Taricha rivularis)

Observer

apatten

Date

February 2017

Description

3 terrestrial phase adults walking across the trail, plus one deceased (possible mountain bike strike). Distinguished from other Taricha by bright red ventral coloration. The black band across the cloaca is visible on the dead one.

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Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei)

Observer

tiwane

Date

December 2016

Description

Lifer! One of 3 or 4 females seen. No males found. Seen with Spencer Riffle and @robberfly.

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California King Bolete (Boletus edulis var. grandedulis)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 2014

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Barrow's Bolete (Boletus barrowsii)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2015

Description

Didn't stain blue. Growing under Coast Live Oak

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What

Coral Tooth Fungus (Hericium coralloides)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 30, 2011

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What

California Black Trumpet (Craterellus calicornucopioides)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 2013

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California Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus californicus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 2014

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The Prince (Agaricus augustus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 28, 2013

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What

Gingers (Family Zingiberaceae)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 2015

Place

Thailand (Google, OSM)

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Checker Lily (Fritillaria affinis)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 16, 2013

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What

California Fetid Adderstongue (Scoliopus bigelovii)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 7, 2012

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What

Columbia Lily (Lilium columbianum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 8, 2012

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What

Sierra Tiger Lily (Lilium parvum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 9, 2012

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What

Leopard Lily (Lilium pardalinum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 13, 2015

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What

Kelley's Lily (Lilium kelleyanum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 4, 2010

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What

Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 2012

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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Giant White Fawn Lily (Erythronium oregonum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 11, 2014

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Pink Star-Tulip (Calochortus uniflorus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2015

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What

Splendid Mariposa Lily (Calochortus splendens)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 15, 2013

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Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 18, 2012

Place

Mt. Diablo (Google, OSM)

Description

Several odd creamy yellow ones growing amidst the usual white ones.

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Leichtlin's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus leichtlinii)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 6, 2010

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What

Columbia Lily (Lilium columbianum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 10, 2013

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What

White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 2015

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What

Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 2015

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Tolmie's Pussy Ears (Calochortus tolmiei)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 2015

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Mount Diablo Fairy-Lantern (Calochortus pulchellus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2014

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Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 29, 2013

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Western Fairy-Slipper (Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 10, 2012

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What

Menzies' Wallflower (Erysimum menziesii)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 2015

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Santa Cruz Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 2015

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What

Mount Diablo Jewelflower (Streptanthus hispidus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2012

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Pale Larkspur (Delphinium leucophaeum)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 10, 2015

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California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 2014

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Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2015

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Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2015

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What

'Ohi'a Lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 7, 2013

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What

Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 2015

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Ben Lomond Spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 2015