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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

eastbaybirding

Date

December 19, 2023 04:20 PM PST

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What

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

eastbaybirding

Date

February 16, 2024 02:15 PM PST

Description

could this be a badger den?

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What

Immigrant Fruit Fly (Drosophila immigrans)

Date

March 2023

Description

I found this Fruit Fly on the fence next to my compost bins. The bins were moist and open at the time. There were multiple Fruit Flies here.

Photos 1 and 2 are unedited. Photo 6 has a Flash White Balance.

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What

Fuzzy-Horned Bumble Bee (Bombus mixtus)

Observer

anyamikes

Date

June 19, 2022 04:34 PM PDT

Description

Helpful tip: maybe don't put a bee in your mouth

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What

Black-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus melanopygus)

Observer

anyamikes

Date

April 5, 2023 02:26 PM PDT

Description

I saved his life and STILL he won't marry me

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What

California Vole (Microtus californicus)

Observer

mooseandsquirrel

Date

March 25, 2024 12:45 PM PDT

Description

Observed decomposing remains of a dead Rodent on the trail. Possibly a Botta’s Pocket Gopher.

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

damniel

Date

May 23, 2023 08:14 PM PDT

Description

fucking bigfoot dude! (we fucked bigfoot, dude)

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What

Woodrats (Genus Neotoma)

Date

March 20, 2022 11:37 AM PDT

Description

What looks to be a Woodrat nest on the ground, built in the open. A pile of Woodrat scat was on a rock a few feet away, posted separately: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/109818603

Images 4-5 show the area.

The nest reobserved on July 1st, 2022: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/205351456

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What

Bluebottle Flies (Genus Calliphora)

Observer

mooseandsquirrel

Date

March 21, 2024 12:30 PM PDT

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What

Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae)

Observer

edith1111

Date

April 3, 2024 02:04 PM PDT

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

antrozousamelia

Date

April 1, 2024 12:10 PM PDT

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What

Big Berry Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca)

Date

June 7, 2023 03:19 PM PDT

Description

This plant was host to many galls. The fruits were sticky and covered in dead insects. The plant is growing along the Bogart Trail.

Host to:

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What

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Date

March 25, 2024 08:12 AM CDT

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What

Big-eared Woodrat (Neotoma macrotis)

Date

May 1, 2020 04:10 PM PDT

Description

Some kind of nest made in the crook of a small tree. The last photo shows the tree. I walked up to the edge of the nest, but didn't hear any movement inside.

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What

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Date

July 29, 2020 11:18 AM PDT

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Date

March 7, 2022 05:55 PM PST

Description

This observation is for these coffee bean like seeds that were in some scat.

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What

Inky Caps (Genus Coprinus)

Observer

robin-watermelon

Date

January 25, 2024 10:12 AM PST

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What

Maltese Star-Thistle (Centaurea melitensis)

Observer

itazura

Date

December 26, 2022 10:48 AM PST

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What

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Observer

silviaslane

Date

March 21, 2024 02:24 PM CST

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What

Cypridids (Family Cyprididae)

Date

July 31, 2023 01:51 PM MSK

Description

A water sample was taken from the bank of the Vuoksi River. The sample was stored at room temperature and observed nine days after collection.

Video: https://youtu.be/YIRBZxNW2qI

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

charlottereemts

Date

February 24, 2023 01:03 PM CST

Description

1 CR{P} R{255} S{255} T{61F} P{0000} [CAMERA1] M{1} FS{0360 1080 1439 1439

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What

Dewdrop Spiders (Genus Argyrodes)

Date

June 30, 2021 02:39 PM PDT

Description

This Spider was on a spiderweb spun between Prickly Pears.

There were many Silver Argiopes around, but this one looks like a different species.

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What

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Date

January 2, 2021 04:16 PM PST

Description

American Coots grazing in the grass at sunset.

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What

Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus)

Observer

thesafarihiker

Date

September 27, 2022 10:45 AM PDT

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What

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Observer

andrealikesbirds

Date

February 18, 2024 08:14 AM PST

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What

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Observer

andrealikesbirds

Date

February 18, 2024 08:21 AM PST

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What

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

Observer

andrealikesbirds

Date

February 14, 2024 09:15 AM PST

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What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

andrealikesbirds

Date

February 12, 2024 07:19 AM PST

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What

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Observer

andrealikesbirds

Date

February 12, 2024 10:42 AM PST

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What

Musk Stork's-Bill (Erodium moschatum)

Date

June 21, 2021 08:42 AM PDT

Description

This flowering and fruiting Redstem Stork's-Bill was growing next to the parking lot.

Host to: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/161784952

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What

Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae)

Observer

sandor_in

Date

March 10, 2024 01:10 PM PDT

Description

I thought this was interesting, as it appears one gopher has been moving along the same route as the trail and making a new mound every couple of feet to clear its tailings.
The nearer mounds (photo 2) appear to be older than the fresh ones at the far end (photos 4 & 5)

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What

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

anamfpoopg

Date

March 9, 2024 12:32 PM PST

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What

Water Bent (Polypogon viridis)

Observer

grmorrison

Date

September 6, 2022 05:27 PM PDT

Description

Slender grasses, growing as weeds in a planter bed at the post office in San Dimas, CA. Coin used for scale is a US quarter dollar (¢25 piece), 24.26 mm, 0.955 inch in diameter. Each line on the edge of the coin is approximately 0.64 mm apart.

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What

Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris)

Observer

takuya_iwasawa1

Date

March 18, 2017 03:13 PM JST

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What

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Observer

takuya_iwasawa1

Date

May 23, 2015 11:40 AM JST

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What

California Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia)

Date

February 28, 2024 05:19 PM PST

Description

This Coast Live Oak is lining the road.

The following mushrooms are growing on it:

  • (I'll add this link once its post has been made).

This post is part of my personal project to post all of the park's oaks to iNaturalist.

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What

Mournful Sphinx (Enyo lugubris)

Observer

sandra_bilbo

Date

November 14, 2020 04:48 PM CST

Description

Flew up to my bouquet during wedding pictures!

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Date

December 23, 2023 05:18 PM PST

Description

Found consuming undigested hair on coyote scat.

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What

Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus)

Observer

jrcowles

Date

February 18, 2024 03:12 PM PST

Description

Weir Canyon Trail

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Date

December 26, 2020 02:12 PM PST

Description

Stem-based Oak Gall found underneath a grove of Coast Live Oak trees. Images 3-6 show the host plant.

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What

Fanaloka (Fossa fossana)

Observer

wzwqoo

Date

October 2023

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What

Musk Stork's-Bill (Erodium moschatum)

Observer

vreinkymov

Date

February 18, 2024 10:07 AM PST

Description

White flowers, hmm...

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What

Chilean Sea Fig (Carpobrotus chilensis)

Observer

ronbolton

Date

February 11, 2024 01:22 PM PST

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What

White-and-orange-tipped Nudibranch (Antiopella fusca)

Observer

minette

Date

June 3, 2008 05:00 PM MST

Place

Sooke, BC (Google, OSM)

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What

North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Observer

owls2023

Date

February 7, 2024 02:23 PM MST

Description

Indian Battle Park

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What

California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)

Observer

juliabohemian

Date

July 23, 2022 09:43 PM PDT

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What

Whirligig Mites (Genus Anystis)

Observer

hsug1747

Date

February 7, 2024 03:11 PM PST

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What

Common Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Date

January 29, 2024 04:02 PM PST

Description

This plant resembles Nettles, but isn't the Dwarf Nettle I'm familiar with. The plant is covered in stiff bristles. These plants are dotting the riverbank, growing between rocks.

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What

Old World Rats (Genus Rattus)

Date

January 2024

Description

Every night I hear the mice/rats squeaking in my compost bins. This one fled when I went outside, but cornered itself. After a few minutes it escaped somehow. It was capable of standing between 2 vertical surfaces. In these pictures it's between 2 sheds and a fence.

Scat nearby: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/198168167

Photos 1-2 were brightened.

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What

Turkestan Cockroach (Periplaneta lateralis)

Observer

dstraubinger

Date

August 23, 2023 03:07 PM PDT

Description

Location Observed: Riverside, CA​

Life Stage: Adult, Nymph​

Observed contained in insect lab at UC Riverside. ​

The Turkestan cockroach is an invasive species found primarily outdoors. They are a common pest in California. I took this photo of a lab population. I did see a significant number of these outdoors at night but was unable to capture a photo that was clear enough for identification. These cockroaches are interesting as they are sexually dimorphic meaning the male and female adults look completely different. They tend to prefer more arid conditions which is why they survive well in the Southwestern US; however, this species has been rapidly migrating to the eastern US including Georgia. These cockroaches will inhabit areas around dwellings such as rock piles, wood and debris, irrigation boxes, drainage pipes, etc. The males can fly and are attracted to light and can end up indoors. They are common in sewers and storm drains. Because they inhabit areas with pathogens, Turkestan cockroaches can be more than a nuisance pest. They can carry pathogens from their home environment into residences and transfer them to food or food contact surfaces. They also can expose humans to allergens through their saliva, fecal material and shed exoskeletons. Removal of habitat and moisture aids in keeping these cockroaches away from structure perimeters.​

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What

Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus)

Date

July 11, 2023 12:49 AM PDT

Description

This Western Black Widow was near the storm drain entrance.

These photos were edited to have a Custom White Balance in Photoshop.

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What

Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)

Observer

jasminjo

Date

November 3, 2023 02:38 PM PDT

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What

North American Deer Mice (Genus Peromyscus)

Observer

pplvsdogs

Date

January 28, 2024 09:39 AM PST

Description

On my hikes, I have come across a half a dozen or so decapitated mice. @kyle_eaton_photography speculated owls were responsible. I wondered if it was possible it was a coyote, but a fellow hiker didn’t think that was likely because for a coyote, a mouse would be a quick bite. But this morning, I came across some fairly sizable scat right next to the mouse carcass. Maybe the two are related, maybe not. But if there is a correlation, there appear to be other predators that decapitate small prey. I’m not sure I understand the reason though. (location is approximate)

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What

Coastal Cactus Dodger (Cacama crepitans)

Observer

bugornot

Date

September 12, 2022 12:45 PM PDT

Description

Observed a couple of Cicada molted exoskeletons in rotting Prickly Pear cactus as shown in the 3th photo.
I carefully removed one of these exoskeletons as shown in the first two photos. Cicadas are common in this area.

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What

Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)

Observer

bugornot

Date

July 31, 2020 11:27 AM PDT

Description

I observed this camouflaged Looper caterpillar on a California Buckwheat flower. The first photo seems to be just a California Buckwheat, but a closer look shows the Synchlora aerata caterpillar camouflaged with California Buckwheat flowers at the top of the flower. The last two photos show why this caterpillar is referred to as the Camouflaged Looper caterpillar.

"These caterpillars of the Wavy-lined Emerald moth disguise themselves with their own camouflage from the plants they feed on. Their Pupa also use plant pieces as camouflage for part of its cocoon.

Looper Caterpillars are members of a large family of moths known as geometrids. The name geometrid derives from Greek roots meaning earth measurer. Another common name for geometrid caterpillars is inchworms, and as loopers and inchworms move along, they do appear to measure the earth inch by inch. Camouflaged loopers eat many types of flowers including ageratum, aster, black-eyed Susan, boneset, daisy, goldenrod, ragweed, raspberry, rose, sage, St. John’s wort, and yarrow. The adult moth of this camouflaged looper is known as the Wavy-lined Emerald."

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Date

July 11, 2023 12:46 AM PDT

Description

This large Orbweaver was set up below a tree. It looked different from the other Orbweavers I saw in the area.

Photos 17-20 were edited to have a Flash White Balance in Photoshop. Photos 3-5 and 11-12 were edited to have a Custom White Balance.
Photos 1, 3-6, 9-13 and 16-20 were darkened.

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What

Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Observer

sarahmm217

Date

October 16, 2023 12:27 PM PDT

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What

Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Date

July 2, 2023 05:43 PM PDT

Description

This Coast Live Oak is growing along the Children's Garden Trail.

This observation is part of a personal project to post every potentially wild tree in the park to iNaturalist.

I'll update the photo later and add many more angles.

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What

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

January 29, 2022 03:55 PM PST

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What

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Observer

skepticgam

Date

May 25, 2023 09:11 AM PDT

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

mako252

Date

January 23, 2024 09:03 AM CST

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What

Southern Russian Thistle (Salsola australis)

Date

June 13, 2021 09:06 AM PDT

Description

Small spiky plant growing on edge of trail. Had little flowers oddly growing at the base of the stems.
ID based on AI.

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What

Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Date

June 13, 2021 09:26 AM PDT

Description

Scrub Oak, Identified by my photography friend. Growing about 7-8 feet high. Sharp leaves. Front and back of leaves shown in images 3 and 4. Growing at the edge of a cinderblock wall in area not watered or tended to.

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What

Southern California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps major)

Observer

zhongqiwang

Date

January 12, 2023 06:11 PM PST

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What

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

Observer

pscharnell

Date

January 19, 2024 04:07 AM PST

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Date

January 2024

Description

This hairy plant is growing unplanted in the shade under a palm. The ground is moist from yesterday's rain. This is in a residential yard.

iNat is suggesting Lantanas, but the leaves look different to me. It reminds me a bit of Nettles in leaf appearance, but didn't sting or have the same kinds of hairs on the leaves.

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What

Yellow-ray Goldfields (Lasthenia glabrata ssp. glabrata)

Observer

aaronddhh

Date

May 5, 2023 05:58 PM PDT

Description

Not sure what species; phyllaries are definitely fused but are not completely glabrous.

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What

Mallows (Genus Malva)

Date

January 2, 2022 02:33 PM PST

Description

A large leafed Mallow growing as a weed in the lawn beneath a tree. The last photo shows detail of the leaf in case that helps. One of multiple.

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What

Arnold's Parmotrema Lichen (Parmotrema arnoldii)

Observer

johndreynolds

Date

January 9, 2024 12:57 PM PST

Description

I think. Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

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What

American Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax ssp. hoactli)

Observer

neontetraploid

Date

January 26, 2021 04:24 PM PST

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

californianbill

Date

April 12, 2023 10:11 AM PDT

Description

Still sitting in the nest, hopefully everything is ok with them

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What

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

martink3s04

Date

July 4, 2021 06:46 AM PDT

Description

Spotted at Caspers wilderness Park on 7/4/21 on a mountain bike ride. The coyote was standing at attention and I was photographing it when the badger crossed interview and the coyote moved off. Presumably this was a symbiotic feeding behavior

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Description

Ran up my arm fast

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What

Least Mallow (Malva parviflora)

Observer

kappacungan

Date

April 21, 2022 02:25 PM PDT

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Observer

jfmantis

Date

November 5, 2023 01:18 PM EST

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What

Common Flat-backed Millipede (Polydesmus angustus)

Observer

jfmantis

Date

November 5, 2023 01:54 PM EST

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What

Wall Spiders (Genus Oecobius)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

January 4, 2024 05:25 PM CST

Description

Hiding in the dusty corners of the house.

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What

Burrow-living Wolf Spiders (Genus Hogna)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

July 29, 2023 01:43 PM CDT

Description

Hogna 'incognita'

M3i

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What

Paler Diacme Moth (Diacme elealis)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

December 26, 2021 07:11 PM CST

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What

Magnolia Green Jumping Spider (Lyssomanes viridis)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

December 29, 2021 07:35 PM CST

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What

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

January 5, 2024 10:31 AM EST

Description

Downsview Park. Lost count of how many hawks were flying around.

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What

Spotted Spurge (Euphorbia maculata)

Date

September 28, 2021 05:52 PM PDT

Description

There were multiple unplanted Spotted Spurges on this watered lawn. It had white sap.

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What

Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)

Observer

anand_james

Date

May 10, 2022 07:25 AM IST

Description

Size: less than two cm

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What

Dark-winged Fungus Gnats (Family Sciaridae)

Observer

delbachert

Date

September 12, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

Description

Note seven pictures and first five in chronological order over 15 minutes span... 1 mass of worms in circle crawling over each other in counterclockwise fashion, 2 note white maggot-like critter along edge of mass (there were perhaps 2 of these, 3 circle of worms became a clump as they all moved into this shape and proceeded to 4. two clumps and finally 5 one clump the final two pictures are attempts at close ups... the mass behavior was fascinating...there is a puppy in the yard on occasion??

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What

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Observer

jbryant_68

Date

January 2, 2024 02:40 PM CST

Description

stunning leucistic individual

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What

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

zimmwisdom

Date

January 1, 2024 08:59 AM PST

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What

Darkling Beetles (Family Tenebrionidae)

Observer

ki6h

Date

June 19, 2023 04:20 PM PDT

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What

Sailfin Catfishes (Genus Pterygoplichthys)

Observer

ki6h

Date

September 5, 2023 02:51 PM PDT

Description

Dead. Appears that basin flooded, many fish died.

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What

Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Date

December 13, 2020 10:27 AM PST

Description

A tall, old Coast Live Oak growing in a grove of Coast Live Oaks. It has a hollow trunk that was covered by now rusted chicken wire. The trunk is being supported by a metal pole.

Host to many Oak Galls.

Edit: I took and added 16 additional photos on 3-5-22. This includes the flowers which weren't there when I initially observed the oak in December.

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What

California Seahare (Aplysia californica)

Observer

enterfishman2023

Date

April 6, 2023 05:44 PM PDT

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What

True Crabs (Infraorder Brachyura)

Observer

brutus0582

Date

December 2023

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I’m not identifying the snail in the picture, it’s the almost clear creature with black eyes in the middle of the pic!Flipped over a rock in the intertidal zone and almost missed this guy!

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What

Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)

Observer

alexislours

Date

October 6, 2023 09:56 AM CEST

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Observer

macciecheese

Date

May 6, 2022 10:48 AM EST

Place

Panama (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

macciecheese

Date

May 7, 2022 10:06 AM EST

Place

Panama (Google, OSM)

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Observer

squiresk

Date

January 29, 2023 12:28 PM EST

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What

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

dysm

Date

February 2015

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What

Whiteflies (Family Aleyrodidae)

Observer

zitserm

Date

October 28, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Description

On lower leaf of Carpinus caroliniana

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What

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Observer

rj4_wildlife

Date

October 29, 2023 01:08 PM PDT

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

rj4_wildlife

Date

December 13, 2023 05:17 PM PST

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What

Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Observer

martindheynen

Date

November 30, 2020 12:03 PM UTC