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What

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Observer

sheliahargis

Date

October 21, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

Description

Not sure what is going on but this is the fourth birder that I know of who has had a phoebe perch on their binoculars or on their person at Commons Ford.

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Eastern Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus ssp. atricapillus)

Observer

tom15

Date

December 5, 2015 10:28 AM EST

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What

Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon)

Observer

hollykatz

Date

July 7, 2021 11:41 AM UTC

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What

Swift Tiger Beetle (Parvindela celeripes)

Date

June 18, 2024 09:17 AM CDT

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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Observer

ipomopsis

Date

June 12, 2024 03:58 PM PDT

Description

Strange behavior. It landed on the (hot) roof then froze in this position for 2-3 minutes. Then it had its head sideways, then sat, then flew off.

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White-billed Diver (Gavia adamsii)

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

May 2, 2024 12:04 PM PDT

Description

Oh yeah :)

At first a black speck on the horizon (with a Common Loon). And then that bright bill.

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Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica)

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

May 2, 2024 12:04 PM PDT

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What

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

April 26, 2024 10:48 AM PDT

Description

Same bird as this observation (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/209396820 ).

It shows a yellow wash underneath which, I believe indicates that it's a female.

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Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

Observer

sefi_webcam

Date

April 26, 2024 09:17 AM PDT

Description

Awful screenshot from the Farallones webcam of this continuing rarity

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What

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Observer

jennysweatt

Date

April 25, 2024 05:35 PM PDT

Description

Video on iNat: https://youtu.be/3pP0IDCoSk4
Pin is where the bird was hanging out in a willow. We were standing at a distance watching it, on the trail at the overlook of the "lagoon area" halfway down to the lake from the trailhead

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What

Ghost Tiger Beetle (Ellipsoptera lepida)

Observer

jmjaskula

Date

July 2023

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What

Surfbird (Calidris virgata)

Observer

mpaulsen16

Date

April 13, 2024 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Seen sitting on the ground during a snow storm

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What

Saltmarsh Tiger Beetle (Eunota severa)

Observer

jciv

Date

July 14, 2021 10:35 PM CDT

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What

White-cloaked Tiger Beetle (Eunota togata)

Observer

schultztom

Date

March 1, 2024 05:57 PM MST

Description

subspecies fascinans

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What

Grass-runner Tiger Beetle (Parvindela debilis)

Observer

schultztom

Date

July 30, 1985 03:04 PM MST

Description

Greaterville Box Canyon Road

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What

Purple Tiger Beetle (Cicindela purpurea)

Observer

carbon_cut

Date

April 2024

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What

Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

Observer

pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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What

Festive Tiger Beetle (Cicindela scutellaris)

Observer

greenjay6

Date

March 29, 2024 02:53 PM CDT

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus)

Observer

yellowblazer

Date

July 1, 2018 02:32 PM HST

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What

Meadow Tiger Beetle (Parvindela lunalonga)

Observer

jxiong81

Date

May 26, 2019 10:31 PM PDT

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What

Olive Tiger Beetle (Microthylax olivaceus)

Observer

schultztom

Date

July 22, 1988 02:03 PM EDT

Description

Crawl Key

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What

Gulfshore Tiger Beetle (Eunota pamphila)

Observer

puffin21

Date

March 26, 2024 04:19 PM CDT

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What

Western Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona)

Observer

schultztom

Date

May 31, 1992 04:15 PM MDT

Description

Kanab Creek

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What

Western Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona)

Observer

schultztom

Date

April 28, 1987 04:02 PM MST

Description

Carrizo Creek

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What

Desert Night Lizard (Xantusia vigilis)

Observer

lkaleidoscope

Date

April 16, 2021 10:16 AM PDT

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What

White-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)

Observer

carsonbirdware

Date

March 20, 2024 04:36 PM CDT

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What

Cape Gopher Snake (Pituophis vertebralis)

Observer

ruben167

Date

October 23, 2023 06:46 PM MST

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What

Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon)

Observer

lpodes852

Date

July 6, 2019 01:21 PM CDT

Description

Eating a fish.

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Observer

lennyworthington

Date

May 22, 2012 12:24 PM +07

Description

Cicindela mouhoti pseudosiamensis (Horn, 1913)
18mm
Cicindelidae

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What

Northern Dune Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hybrida)

Observer

darkraptormacro

Date

July 18, 2005 07:49 PM CEST

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What

Orange-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sommeri)

Observer

jorgeortizv

Date

August 8, 2023 02:15 PM MST

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What

Upland Metallic Tiger Beetle (Tetracha impressa)

Observer

jciv

Date

August 13, 2022 08:54 PM CDT

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Observer

entomike

Date

December 7, 2005

Description

Copyright © 2017 Jan Dauphin

First U.S. Record

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What

Thick-tipped Greta (Greta morgane)

Observer

entomike

Date

December 8, 2004

Description

Copyright © 2017 Jan Dauphin
First U.S. Record

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What

California Night-stalking Tiger Beetle (Omus californicus)

Observer

renjp

Date

February 16, 2024 03:24 PM PST

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What

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

Observer

jennysweatt

Date

March 1, 2024 11:48 AM PST

Description

1st of season, on this snowy blizzardy day

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Observer

vaibhavjagtap

Date

June 14, 2020 09:36 AM IST

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Observer

robotpie

Date

August 9, 2020 02:03 PM HKT

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What

Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Observer

crotrox

Date

May 2023

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What

Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Observer

dannysanders

Date

March 2021

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What

Cream-edged Tiger Beetle (Eunota circumpicta)

Observer

chris_rorabaugh

Date

October 1, 2023 10:07 AM CDT

Description

Single individual seen. Larger than the more common E. togata

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What

Flag-tailed Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spoliatus)

Observer

bethd

Date

April 11, 2018 12:32 PM CDT

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What

Florida Purplewing (Eunica tatila)

Observer

johnrosford

Date

May 16, 2013 06:46 PM CDT

Description

As demonstrated here, butterflies that perch head down have a peculiar posture for defecating.

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Observer

a1virginia

Date

October 12, 2023 08:31 AM WAT

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What

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

Observer

msola-simon

Date

November 11, 2022 01:13 PM CST

Description

Left side Ani

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What

Gulf Prairie Tiger Beetle (Dromochorus welderensis)

Observer

puffin21

Date

June 11, 2021 12:22 PM CDT

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What

Upland Metallic Tiger Beetle (Tetracha impressa)

Observer

grodz

Date

April 2, 2019 11:18 AM CDT

Description

Dead Specimen-

I found this beetle in a restroom inside of a store. It was on its last breath, so I brought it home to document it. Of course, eventually it met its fate within time.

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What

Saltmarsh Tiger Beetle (Eunota severa)

Observer

entomike

Date

June 4, 2010

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What

Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle (Cicindela albissima)

Observer

rou0

Date

May 2023

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What

South Texas Giant Tiger Beetle (Amblycheila hoversoni)

Observer

stevenw12339

Date

August 26, 2023 12:47 AM CDT

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What

California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Date

October 2021

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What

California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Observer

mangle

Date

December 2015

Description

I saw this salamander and another smaller one in my garden, several times, during the winter.

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What

California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Observer

jenkins

Date

January 2020

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What

Saltmarsh Tiger Beetle (Eunota severa)

Observer

ashley-j-schmitz

Date

May 1, 2021 09:49 PM CDT

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What

(Northern) Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus ssp. margaritiferus)

Observer

venomdoc

Date

April 2015

Description

Snake was observed foraging on a warm Spring morning.

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What

Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Observer

crotrox

Date

April 2019

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What

Tamaulipan Milksnake (Lampropeltis annulata)

Observer

crawfishking

Date

April 26, 2008 08:48 PM CDT

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What

Texas Coralsnake (Micrurus tener)

Observer

marcjuarez

Date

April 13, 2021 07:51 PM UTC

Description

Found this awesome Tener on a cloudy day around 7:50pm

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What

Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis holbrooki)

Observer

puffin21

Date

April 18, 2022 04:24 PM CDT

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What

Western Amazon Ant (Polyergus mexicanus)

Observer

jfmantis

Date

July 26, 2023 05:19 PM PDT

Description

Busy raiding column crossing the trail with many pupae and cocoons. Followed it "upstream" but couldn't find the nest being raided.

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What

Western Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona)

Observer

rorywills

Date

May 17, 2022 03:22 PM PDT

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What

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

Observer

doug_mcgrady

Date

June 15, 2023 02:21 PM EDT

Description

Phidippus sp. (jumping spider) with Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata), Chaumont, NY

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What

Tahoe Yellow Cress (Rorippa subumbellata)

Observer

jdmcclinton

Date

October 3, 2022 05:01 PM PDT

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What

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Observer

jerry171

Date

March 28, 2004 10:49 AM PST

Description

In the spring of 2003 at Valley View site in Yosemite Valley my wife saw a female Harlequin Duck. None had been seen in the valley for apparently 80 years. The following March we saw a pair from Pohono bridge. Later, park naturalists found the female was raising some young. We found her each spring through 2006 but no nesting was noted. We have not seen a Harlequin there since.

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What

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Observer

jerry171

Date

June 15, 2006 04:50 PM PDT

Description

In the spring of 2003 at Valley View site in Yosemite Valley my wife saw a female Harlequin Duck. None had been seen in the valley for apparently 80 years. The following March we saw a pair from Pohono bridge. Later, park naturalists found the female was raising some young. We found her each spring through 2006 but no nesting was noted. We have not seen a Harlequin there since.

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What

Nothofagus Tiger Beetle (Picnochile fallaciosa)

Observer

esteban140

Date

December 6, 2021 01:46 PM UTC

Description

escarabajo

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What

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak (Satyrium tetra)

Observer

joeeggy30

Date

August 2019

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What

Black Witch (Ascalapha odorata)

Observer

entomike

Date

October 4, 1957 12:00 PM -05

Description

Ascalapha odorata
Auke Bay, 12 mi N of Juneau, Alaska.

A female Black Witch Moth found October 4, 1957 at Auke Bay, 12 mi N of Juneau, AK
Photo by: Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections, Alaska State Museum

Spangler, P.J. 1957. A record of the black witch, Erebus odora (Noctuidae), in Alaska. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 11(6): 205.
https://images.peabody.yale.edu/lepsoc/jls/1950s/1957/1957-11(6)205-Spangler.pdf

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What

Black Witch (Ascalapha odorata)

Observer

entomike

Date

August 6, 2006

Description

Ascalapha odorata - Female
nr. Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
August 18, 2006
Collected on a rocky headland jutting out into Hudson Bay near Churchill, MB, by the Barcode of Life Initiative.
This specimen represents the northernmost Black Witch Moth ever collected

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Observer

tshahan

Date

December 2023

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What

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Observer

horseshoekid

Date

April 22, 2023 11:35 AM MDT

Description

Sometimes you just gotta mash the shutter for too long

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What

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

Observer

ipomopsis

Date

July 2022

Description

I put this into 4 separate observations.
The story is, I was metal detecting in the mountains while waiting for the 4th of July drone light display and stumbled upon this poorwill. I dropped my metal detector and followed it through the woods to get a picture (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124902166). I finally got a picture and when I went back to get my metal detector, right next to it I noticed 2 tiny eggs (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124902168). Since I was there anyway I took a quick photo and then left it be. It was with 2 or 3 other individuals. I then found a feather I am guessing belongs to this species (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124902167) and a couple minutes before the drone display I recorded an audio clip (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124902172). This was perhaps the best 4th of July I have ever had because I am thankful they are trying something less destruction of explosive noise pollution and air pollution. The explosions from South Lake Tahoe's fireworks display made the forest quiet and as usual went on so long I got bored.

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What

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

Observer

ebarnett

Date

July 29, 2019 10:44 AM PDT

Description

I spooked away whoever was sitting on it. I’m 100% sure it was a nightjar of sorts, 80% sure it was a poorwill because of the white corners on the tail as it flew away.

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What

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Observer

sacha

Date

July 2009

Description

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) Mill Creek, Mono County, California, USA, 9 July 2009

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Observer

matias_saa

Date

July 28, 2023

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What

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Observer

joeysantore

Date

May 2023

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Observer

frankashwood

Date

October 8, 2023 11:58 AM NZDT

Description

Under decaying mountain beech log

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What

Widow Spiders (Genus Latrodectus)

Observer

evan_trees

Date

October 14, 2023 03:13 PM CDT

Description

Feeding on crustacean (crab or crayfish). In corner of old concrete stock tank with no outlet — prey may have been caught and unable to climb out.

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What

White-necked Rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus)

Observer

sgodoukpe

Date

June 2023

Description

Beautiful and mysterious species

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Observer

chofungi

Date

March 7, 2023 10:37 PM CST

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What

Bonnets (Genus Mycena)

Observer

lohityt

Date

June 19, 2023

Place

Mala (Google, OSM)

Description

Golden-backed Frog
Mushroom grown on frog body

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What

Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii)

Observer

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 and nearly got kicked in the head as reward. Moments later they were back to munching sunflower seeds side-by-side again.

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What

Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

Observer

sarahcoty

Date

September 17, 2023 01:45 PM PDT

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What

Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)

Observer

avisel

Date

May 30, 2022 10:54 AM PDT

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Observer

tonyking

Date

October 7, 2023 09:33 PM WAT

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Observer

jorge_ortiz_art

Date

May 1, 2023 10:15 AM CEST

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What

Bowditch's Tiger Beetle (Cicindela nigrocoerulea ssp. bowditchi)

Observer

daverogers

Date

August 10, 2016

Description

This is ssp bowditchi - road ditch along the hwy. Appropriately named.

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What

Platt Tiger Beetle (Cicindela parowana ssp. platti)

Date

June 28, 2023 10:53 AM PDT

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What

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle (Cicindela patruela)

Observer

allen_barlow

Date

April 15, 2023 09:26 AM CDT

Description

Spring brood. We conducted some careful habitat management during the winter months. We will continue to monitor this population.

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What

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Observer

frankf

Date

July 22, 2023 06:07 PM PDT

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What

Sonoran Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus)

Observer

athyral

Date

July 7, 2022 08:17 PM MST

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What

Tiger Rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris)

Observer

colanegra

Date

July 29, 2019

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What

Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus)

Observer

colanegra

Date

July 29, 2019

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What

Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)

Observer

hemispingus

Date

May 22, 2011 10:45 AM MDT

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What

Cochise Tiger Beetle (Cicindela pimeriana)

Date

September 9, 2019 02:34 PM PDT

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What

Ant-like Tiger Beetle (Parvindela cursitans)

Observer

amberenergy

Date

June 2023

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What

Coastal Tiger Beetle (Ellipsoptera hamata)

Observer

polylepis

Date

November 7, 2022 04:58 PM CST

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What

Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

Observer

steinm

Date

July 22, 2023 10:15 AM MDT

Description

The banks of the creek were primarily composed of an overstory of Betula occidentalis (Water Birch) and Salix lutea (Yellow Willow), with an understory largely dominated by Carex hystericina (Bottlebrush Sedge), Berula erecta (Cutleaf Water Parsnip), Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain), and Juncus torreyi (Torrey’s Rush).

Growing along the sides of the road were Eriogonum strictum (Blue Mountain Buckwheat), Grindelia squarrosa (Curlycup Gumweed), Sisymbrium altissimum (Tall Tumblemustard), and Verbascum thapsus (Great Mullein) in bloom.

The blue was not observed on any plant, only seen flitting about on wetted pebbles on the stream bank where Birch Creek Rd. intersects Birch Creek.