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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

June 25, 2021 03:35 PM PDT

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Wood Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

May 10, 2020 05:23 PM PDT

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Yellow Sand Verbena (Abronia latifolia)

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fluffyinca

Date

May 9, 2020 07:15 PM PDT

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Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

July 18, 2021 11:00 AM PDT

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Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

August 23, 2019 09:12 AM PDT

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Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

September 1, 2016 10:06 PM PDT

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Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

December 29, 2021 01:32 PM PST

Description

This bird was sitting below the kitchen window. It must have flown into it, although I didn't see or hear it hit. It let me pick it up, but seemed alert and uninjured. I held it for a little while and it started calling loudly. Then it flew out of my hands and perched on my dad's shirt! After sitting there for less than a minute, it flew to a nearby tree and perched there, still calling.

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

October 3, 2019 09:16 AM PDT

Description

This was a really amazing moment for me as a photographer. It was mainly luck that I got the photo, but it was just so perfect. It was amazing that I even saw this, since chickadees don't usually hover, and even more that I took the picture at exactly the right moment.

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teratornis

Date

October 2021

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marceloamores

Date

October 24, 2021 08:45 AM -05

Description

BIDENS ANDICOLA H.B.K., Nov. Gen. et Sp. 4:237 (186). 1820; B. andicola H.B.K. vars. normalis and heterophylla O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. PI. 3^II^: I36. 1898; B. fruticulosa Mey. and Walp., Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 19 Supplem. I. 271. 1843.

Descript. amplific.- Herba perennis, semi-procumbens vel etiam erecta, valde hispido-pubescens vel fere glabra, ramosa, 2-8 dm. alta, caulibus parce angulatis. Folia 1-7 cm. longa, valde polymorpha; nunc indivisa, ovata, serrata, sessilia vel alato-petiolata, ad apicem obtusa vel subacuta; nunc tripartite vel 1-3-pinnata foliolis ovatis vel lanceolatis vel linearibus et ad apicem sensim vel abrupte apiculatis. Capitula ramos terminantia, longe pedunculata, radiata; pansa ad anthesin 2-4 vel rarius etiam usque ad 5.5 cm. lata, 0.7-1.4 cm. alta. Involucrum perspicue hispidum, bracteis ex-terioribus 8-10, lanceolatis vel lineari-oblongis, ciliatis, supra saepe glabratis, apice plerumque obtusis, quam interioribus lanceolatis dense hispidis plerumque multo brevioribus. Flores ligulati saepius 8, lutei, ligula elliptico-oblanceolati, apice plerumque minute 3-denticulati, 1.2-2.5 cm. longi. Achaenia tenuiter linearia, inferne sensim attenuate, obcompresso-quadrangularia, sulcata, supra plus minusve erecto-hispida, fusco-nigra, corpore 0.7-1.4 cm. longa et 0.4-1 mm. lata et paleas demum superantia, apice bi- (vel pauca tri-) aristata, aristis tenuibus, brunneo-stramineis vel rubescentibus, re-trorsum hamosis, 1.7-3 mm. longis.

BIDENS ANDICOLA var. DECOMPOSITA O. Kuntze, I.c.; B. macrantha Griseb., Abhandl. Goett. I9:I38 I874; B. grandiflora Balb. var. breviloba 0. Kuntze, I.c.-Folia 2-3-pinnatisecta, usque ad I dm. longa, achaeniis superne valde attenuato-elongata.

For many years the identity of the South American Bidens andicola has been obscured for herbarium workers by the great multiplicity of foliage forms encountered. WEDDELL, as early as 1856 (Chloris And. 1870) described it as a polymorphous plant ("Plante polymorphe et très repande dans la chaine, mais presque exclusivement alpestre"). Later, OTTO KUNTZE, who like WEDDELL had collected in South America, commented upon the variability of the leaves ("Eine robuste Art mit einfach oder mehrfach ternatisecten Blättern, mittelgrossen gelben Strahlblüthen, ziemlich grossen Blüthenköpfen, äusseren zottig behaarten Involucralbracteen etc., aber in Bezug auf Blatttheilung wie manche andere Bidens-Art sehr variabel"; Rev. Gen. Pl. 3^II^: 136. 1898). In herbaria the numerous foliage forms are seen to simulate corresponding forms of B. triplinervia H.B.K. (B. humilis H.B.K., B. crithmifoliac H.B.K., etc.), and this has led often to confusion between the two species. Recently I was enabled, through the courtesy of OTTO BUCHTIEN (cf. SHEREFF, BOT. GAZ. 76: 151. 1923), to study a great number of specimens collected by him and displaying a wide range of variation. From these (all in Herb. Field. Mus.) and many others, totalling more than two hundred specimens, the preceding descriptions are drawn. It was found that sometimes, in poorly developed material, distinction from B. triplinervia is apparently impossible. In well developed material, however, the distinctions are usually very definite, B. andicola being coarser, its thicker heads having commonly about eight instead of commonly about five rays[4], etc. B. andicola has the paleae shorter than the mature achenes and this character separates it from the surprisingly similar aggregation of Mexican forms (Purpus 1547, 1548, 2637, 4135, 5089, 5620; Rose and Painter 6666, 7949; Pringle 4915; E. W. Nelson 3220, etc.) that in late years have passed erroneously under the name B. daucifolia DC. In the latter[5] the paleae are usually very blackish above and commonly surpass the mature achenes.

Occasionally a form of B. andicola is found with the leaves highly compound and the achenes strongly narrowed above, somewhat like those of Cosmos. If it were not for various connecting forms this would seem to be specifically distinct. KUNTZE, who himself collected specimens of it, referred at least one of them, a plant from Cochabamba, Bolivia (Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard.) to B. andicola, naming it var. decomposita. In a careless moment he named a precisely identical form from between Cochabamba and Rio Juntas, Bolivia (Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard.) B. grandiflora Balb. var. breviloba, although B. grandifjora is a Mexican species and is not known to occur in South America.

[4] Unfortunately, B. triplinervia produces at times an 8-rayed form. Discussion of this form must be deferred until a later date.

Sherff, E. E. (1926). Studies in the Genus Bidens. VII. Botanical Gazette, 81(1), 25-54.>>

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

September 7, 2021 10:27 AM PDT

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Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

August 14, 2021 10:32 AM PDT

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Globular Springtails (Order Symphypleona)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

June 15, 2021 10:54 PM PDT

Description

No idea what this is, but it was only a few mm long.

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Globular Springtails (Order Symphypleona)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

June 16, 2021 09:42 PM PDT

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Aphids (Family Aphididae)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

July 12, 2021 09:32 AM PDT

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Giant Petaltail (Petalura ingentissima)

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

March 2018

Description

I present to you: the largest dragonfly in the world, featuring my face for size comparison! :P Photos simply don't convey its sheer size and bulk but hopefully having something for comparison helps.

Anyway, story time! This guy was flying around erratically for at least an hour and a half since we arrived - I assume due to the missing wing half. I hadn't seen it myself but a couple of my friends had, and it somehow hit me in the side of the head and quickly flew off. :P
Anyway, while we were all chilling around the river, it decided to fly straight into the waterfall (in the background in pic 3) and was promptly swept downstream. What else could I do?? I jumped in and chased after it! 😂
As you can tell from the photos, my swim was successful, and I ended up with the most enormous dragonfly I have ever seen right before me. :P I can't even properly describe how enormously huge it was. And those amazing cerci! I gave it some time to dry off, but being humid tropical Queensland, it wasn't happening very quickly. It was more than happy to sit on my hand and so I wondered if it would prefer somewhere a bit higher and drier :P
So that is how it ended up on my face! As it dried and we were plagued by march flies, the obvious solution was to give him one to eat. He accepted it gratefully and somehow ate the entire thing in a single bite. Hopefully that goes a way into showing just how huge and formidable these guys are! Not content, he then sliced his huge mandibles into my nose -_- and had to be gently prized off. He slowly lapped up blood for a while after but luckily didn't do any more biting! If I squint in the mirror I can still see a faint line there now :P
He sat for about an hour before we had to leave and I left him on a shrub. I hope he was okay with half a wing missing, but there wasn't much else I could do. All in all one of the best experiences of my life! :D

First photo is by Haley Harding because I am incapable of taking selfies :P

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Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Observer

tiwane

Date

November 17, 2020 07:47 AM PST

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Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

March 31, 2021 01:08 PM PDT

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Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)

Observer

obnoxious_osprey

Date

March 24, 2021 09:42 AM UTC

Description

Wild (I think) bird that flew into our garage.

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Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Observer

zahnerphoto

Date

July 2019

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Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Ecnomiohyla rabborum)

Observer

ramon_d

Date

July 2005

Place

Panama (Google, OSM)

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Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

greglasley

Date

November 11, 2015

Description

Texas iNat gathering in Dripping Springs on November 11, 2015.
Kneeling from left: @mchlfx (checkered shirt), @robberfly, @maractwin (blue shirt), @mksexton, @sambiology, @kueda (red bandana);
standing L to R: Bob (husband of taogirl) and Tuffy the dog, @greglasley, @lotus (sunglasses), @mikaelb, @blubayou (red blouse), @gpstewart (red shirt), @taogirl, @annikaml (sunglasses), @gcwarbler, @connlindajo, @brentano, @billdodd, Wilson (wife of cullen), @cullen, @cgritz, Aaron (husband of cgritz). Photo by Cheryl (wife of greglasley)

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Observer

megan828

Date

June 21, 2020 09:55 AM PDT

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What

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Observer

outdoors

Date

January 7, 2021 05:12 PM CST

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Black-chested Snake-Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

May 30, 2018 12:20 PM SAST

Description

We saw the snake eagle as it flew up from the ground. It flew in slow circles while it controlled and started to eat the snake. One minute from pic 1 to pic 8 where it started to eat the snake. Total time for this series, three minutes.

Snake at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14774517

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Eastern Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus ssp. zibethicus)

Observer

dongminsung

Date

April 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Confirm?

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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Observer

dwiebe

Date

July 30, 2020

Description

I went back to the same place where I saw 1 bird like this two days ago (my previous post shows that). Now I found 2 together. They were with many sparrows for 30 minutes. Is it a sparrow? Or a snow bunting? A sparrow with leucism? Albinism? I was trying to zoom in on the eyes.

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Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 16, 2020 12:26 PM PDT

Description

A very colorful Violet-green Swallow paused on a picnic table in the campground for a portrait.

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Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Observer

karleejean

Date

May 15, 2020 10:59 AM UTC

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