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California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)

Observer

michellekunst

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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

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will_k

Date

July 2023

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Clay Mariposa Lily (Calochortus argillosus)

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madily

Date

May 27, 2023 01:16 PM PDT

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Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii)

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michellekunst

Date

June 2023

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Santa Barbara Jewelflower (Caulanthus amplexicaulis var. barbarae)

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jeffgoddard

Date

June 2023

Description

There were many robust plants done flowering and with lots of seed pods. A few had remains of flowers at the top; this one appeared to be one of the last to have opened.

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Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

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frigata

Date

May 30, 2023 10:44 AM PDT

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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

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coolnewbugs

Date

May 2023

Description

A gorgeous 5 footer, couldn’t be more pleased

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Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

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jqrichmond

Date

May 2023

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La Panza Mariposa Lily (Calochortus simulans)

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jackie-k

Date

May 2023

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Oregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. oregonensis)

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ryank94

Date

May 2023

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Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

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ryandinger

Date

May 2023

Description

SLO county Salvadora. Holy cow.

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San Joaquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ssp. ruddocki)

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smcameron

Date

April 2023

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Bakersfield Legless Lizard (Anniella grinnelli)

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melkent

Date

April 2023

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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

gofthejungle

Date

April 15, 2023 05:06 PM PDT

Description

First time I have seen one climbing a tree, about 6-7feet up

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

Observer

morromary

Date

April 11, 2023 02:50 PM PDT

Place

Morro Bay (Google, OSM)

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Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)

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shrike2

Date

March 2023

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Painted Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. picta)

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ppurple

Date

February 2023

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Salt-and-pepper Doris (Aegires albopunctatus)

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jeffgoddard

Date

January 29, 2014 02:44 PM PST

Description

2nd image shows another individual, found the same afternoon, feeding on the calcareous sponge Leucilla nuttingi.

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Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)

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bafflingnewt

Date

February 2023

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Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

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coolnewbugs

Date

January 2023

Description

Separate observation for the shrike's prey

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Amanita Mushrooms (Genus Amanita)

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arheyman01

Date

January 11, 2023 03:23 PM PST

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Monterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. eschscholtzii)

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kaygraceee

Date

January 11, 2023 10:15 AM PST

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Pinecone Amanita (Amanita magniverrucata)

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arheyman01

Date

January 8, 2023 11:55 AM PST

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Climbing Salamanders (Genus Aneides)

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beartracker

Date

January 1, 2023 02:23 PM PST

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Red Coffee Snake (Ninia sebae)

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adam84

Date

December 13, 2022 07:44 PM CST

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Coastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

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ethangilmore

Date

November 2022

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

zachshenkin

Date

November 2022

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

zachshenkin

Date

October 2022

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California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

traceability

Date

October 5, 2022 01:30 PM PDT

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Northern Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra)

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slocoastsayers

Description

In dunes under mock Heather and deerweed

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California Tree Frog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

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castillejajosie

Date

August 30, 2022 12:55 PM PDT

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

kailh

Date

August 2022

Description

I detained this snake for a bit to get the photo. It responded by biting me. No surprise. They have very small and very sharp teeth, by the way. They are significantly more restless, and inclined to bite, than Lampropeltis Californiae/California King Snake.

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Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor ssp. mormon)

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will_k

Date

August 2022

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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

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anneliesewilson

Date

August 7, 2022 05:09 PM PDT

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California Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. infernalis)

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philipdekat

Date

July 2022

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Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus)

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brianplath

Date

July 4, 2022 10:04 AM PDT

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

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cdegroof

Date

June 2022

Description

Eating a Sceloporus occidentalis. I was called to relocate this away from the children's camp. When I arrived, I saw the 2nd photo. 1st photo was taken by the camp counselor, Mike.

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Northwestern Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata ssp. marmorata)

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jbb82

Date

June 2022

Description

5 basking

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Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus)

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jbb82

Date

June 2022

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Monterey Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburgii)

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pugbugz

Date

June 13, 2022 05:20 PM PDT

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What

Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum)

Observer

adam84

Date

June 3, 2022 03:28 PM PDT

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Shorthorn Steer's Head (Dicentra pauciflora)

Observer

justingarwood

Date

May 27, 2022 06:55 AM PDT

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Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 2017

Description

Mating

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Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus)

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jackie-k

Date

May 23, 2022 09:29 AM PDT

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What

Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus)

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will_k

Date

May 22, 2022 03:39 PM PDT

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

davemont

Date

July 2021

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Western Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis)

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will_k

Date

May 2022

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will_k

Date

May 2022

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jackie-k

Date

May 2022

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Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

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jbb82

Date

April 2022

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What

California Lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

April 2022

Description

Lyre being eaten by a striped racer. I will create a separate observation for the striped racer, located here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112218400 . Photo & observation by Bruce Pavalon

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Tooth-necked and Aberrant Longhorn Beetles (Subfamily Prioninae)

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adam84

Date

March 18, 2022 05:31 PM PDT

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Yellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica)

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coolpapa1

Date

January 2022

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Crown Whitefly (Aleuroplatus coronata)

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wildmacro

Date

December 30, 2021 05:41 PM PST

Description

On interior live oak.

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arheyman01

Date

December 15, 2021 12:55 PM PST

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What

Barrow's Bolete (Boletus barrowsii)

Observer

flygrl67

Date

December 2021

Place

Private

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What

Chaparral Broomrape (Aphyllon tuberosum)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

May 2012

Description

Chaparral broomrape from Santa Barbara County, California

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Coast Dudleya (Dudleya caespitosa)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

June 2010

Description

Palmer's liveforever from Santa Barbara County, California

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Gray Dragon Lubber (Dracotettix monstrosus)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

April 2010

Description

Male dragon lubber grasshopper from Santa Barbara County, California.

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What

Hooded Nudibranch (Melibe leonina)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

September 28, 2021 12:40 PM PDT

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What

La Panza Mariposa Lily (Calochortus simulans)

Observer

tgosliner

Date

May 2012

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What

Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

Observer

mattyd112

Date

September 14, 2021 05:33 PM PDT

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus)

Observer

rparker

Date

August 2, 2021 11:58 AM PDT

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mharms

Date

July 21, 2021 10:32 AM PDT

Description

Much of the iridescent blue color in this moth is on the body, as shown here in this photo of the underside.
In the coastal scrub vegetation just south of the Morro Bay estuary (near Shark's Inlet),
Los Osos, California

I am posting this photo partly in hopes of getting verification of species ID from someone in the know. Thanks in advance.

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Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei)

Observer

mike_rochford

Date

July 2021

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What

Late-blooming Mariposa Lily (Calochortus fimbriatus)

Observer

will_k

Date

July 2021

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Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)

Observer

bewickwren

Date

May 2021

Description

Late to metamorph. All other tadpoles long since transformed to toads.

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Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

Observer

georgewilliams1

Date

May 2021

Description

The lizard might be Aspidoscelis tigris?

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

georgewilliams1

Date

May 2021

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Diablo Range Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus ssp. zaxanthus)

Observer

john-peterson

Date

May 3, 2021 05:40 PM UTC

Description

My understanding is that T. elegans in San Luis Obispo county are black and yellow with little to no red.

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Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

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guzzon

Date

May 2021

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Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

Observer

katie255

Date

May 2021

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus)

Observer

aceecee

Date

May 8, 2021 04:43 PM UTC

Description

Very small juvenile captured in order to release away from house. Notice size in comparison to thumb. (Distortion in second photo is a seam in the container.)

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Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

April 2021

Description

Carrizo Plain
So happy to find this!

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California Tree Frog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

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kailh

Date

April 29, 2021 12:48 PM PDT

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Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii)

Observer

mattyd112

Date

April 2021

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Northwestern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. occidentalis)

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mattyd112

Date

April 8, 2021 04:40 PM PDT

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What

Pycnogonids (Class Pycnogonida)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

April 6, 2021 03:29 PM PDT

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What

Coastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

Observer

slime-and-scales

Date

February 20, 2021 03:36 PM UTC

Description

Found next to a large fallen tree on Rhododendron trail near the main road, adult found eating a juvenile. Juvenile appeared to be dead already, adult was alive but not moving or attempting to swallow, just holding the other in its mouth. Conditions were dry and sunny.

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What

Wandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans)

Observer

slime-and-scales

Date

February 2021

Description

Found under log in the sand

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Monterey Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburgii)

Observer

tothemax

Date

February 2021

Description

was under a coverboard with a jerusalem cricket. curled its tail, musked, and tried to flew when disturbed. the temperature under the board was 70.5 degrees F and the humidity was 90.1% RH.

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Weed's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus weedii)

Observer

enrique_rebelin

Date

June 2019

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What

Eastern Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum ssp. krausei)

Observer

ian253

Date

April 29, 2012 05:44 PM CDT

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What

California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Observer

brad31

Date

January 2021

Description

Found in our pool in Madera County

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What

Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

January 2021

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What

Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii)

Observer

mellamoadam

Date

December 26, 2020 06:46 PM PST

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What

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)

Observer

adam84

Date

December 7, 2020 06:50 PM HST

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What

Wandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans)

Observer

adam84

Date

July 2012

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What

Hancock's Nudibranch (Hancockia californica)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

October 31, 2020 05:35 PM PDT

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What

Scarlet Caterpillar Club (Cordyceps militaris)

Observer

theachesney

Date

January 2018

Description

Found on bank covered with mosses, Mediterranean grasses and forbs, growing from buried moth larvae and pupae. Found at same location a few years ago.

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jonaull

Date

March 29, 2017 10:15 AM PDT

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What

Plummer's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus plummerae)

Observer

nvhamlett

Date

June 22, 2019 09:07 PM PDT

Description

One of a number of Plummer's Mariposa Lilies blooming in the Johnson's Pasture area of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.

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What

Hooded Nudibranch (Melibe leonina)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

September 18, 2020 04:09 PM PDT