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Coast Dudleya (Dudleya caespitosa)

Observer

toyonbro

Date

May 18, 2022 09:59 AM PDT

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What

Southern Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus ssp. vandenburgianus)

Observer

derek_hameister

Date

May 18, 2022 11:35 AM PDT

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What

Purple Alpine Paintbrush (Castilleja rubida)

Observer

markegger

Date

August 6, 1996 12:00 AM PDT

Description

NOTE: location is approximate, and the GPS coordinates are not precise. This is a very rare species and should be treated as such. It should be considered highly endangered, despite its entire range being within the designated Eagle Cap Wilderness area, global warming and the resultant climate change being an existential threat to its survival, which is likely dependent on sufficient, reliable, and well-timed snowmelt.

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Stream Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)

Observer

plantsoncolors

Date

April 2022

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What

Pinyon Spineflower (Chorizanthe xanti var. xanti)

Observer

plantsoncolors

Date

May 15, 2022 03:19 PM PDT

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What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

coreyhusic

Date

March 2022

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What

Chumash Timema (Timema chumash)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

April 15, 2018 06:13 PM PDT

Description

Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, California

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What

Mojave Paintbrush (Castilleja plagiotoma)

Observer

plantsoncolors

Date

May 12, 2022 06:11 PM PDT

Description

@poa thankyou!!!

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What

Liveforever (Genus Dudleya)

Observer

lagoondon

Date

May 30, 2020 12:45 PM PDT

Description

Boulder Creek Rd going south towards Descanso

Abundance - a few

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Panamint Rattlesnake (Crotalus stephensi)

Observer

tmills

Date

May 6, 2022 03:34 PM PDT

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What

San Bernardino Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2022

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What

Bromeliad Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia taeniata)

Observer

luisguillermog

Date

April 2022

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What

San Vincente Island Racer (Arrhyton tanyplectum)

Observer

aambos

Date

April 2022

Description

First observed mid-air as it fell from a rock face or tree branch.

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What

Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister)

Observer

badger8181

Date

April 2019

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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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Observer

cdegroof

Date

May 2022

Description

About 15 individuals seen today

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What

Chaparral Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei)

Observer

velodrome

Date

April 30, 2022 02:02 PM PDT

Description

My mirror failed to fully retract on one shot (I think), making a false "ground" right where it should be for a chaparral yucca. This (hespero)yucca also afforded me a glimpse of two yucca moths! Previously observed. (add links)

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What

Yucca Moth (Tegeticula yuccasella)

Observer

velodrome

Date

April 30, 2022 02:05 PM PDT

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

taco_night

Date

April 30, 2022 10:42 AM PDT

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What

Mohave Shovel-Nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis)

Observer

mike_rochford

Date

April 23, 2022 03:03 PM PDT

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What

Desert Mariposa Lily (Calochortus kennedyi)

Observer

plantsoncolors

Date

April 29, 2022 12:32 PM PDT

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What

San Gabriel Linanthus (Linanthus concinnus)

Date

April 2022

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What

Resplendent Desert Shovel-Nosed Snake (Chionactis annulata)

Observer

isaac_krone

Date

March 27, 2022 10:51 PM PDT

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

April 2022

Description

Photo and Observation by Paul Costa

Observation for the C.o.helleri: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/113126790

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What

Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

April 26, 2022 05:16 PM PDT

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What

Dudleya "White Star" Ined. (Dudleya white star ined)

Observer

pleistocene

Date

April 2022

Description

McCabe’s “White Star” in its natural habitat.

Looking forward to the formal description of this species.
Till then, reference is: Fremontia VOL. 45, NO. 3, PG. 25, November 2017

https://www.cnps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/V45_N3_Islands_Fremontia-English_FINAL_web.pdf

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Date

April 17, 2022 06:04 PM CDT

Description

Tentatively. On California buckwheat

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

hiramlhz

Date

April 2022

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What

California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2022

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What

Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

Observer

christrent

Date

April 2, 2022 10:17 AM PDT

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What

Whipsnakes (Genus Masticophis)

Observer

prakrit

Date

April 2022

Description

The consensus among people I've talked to so far is that this is most likely a hybrid or the offspring of a hybrid between Masticophis flagellum ruddocki and Masticophis lateralis lateralis. That being said, I'm interested to see if anyone thinks otherwise. Anyone know of other Masticophis hybrid records besides taeniatus x lateralis?

@meandthealiens and I found this snake in treeless desert habitat (more suitable for M. f. ruddocki).

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Observer

c_meling

Date

April 9, 2022 05:27 PM PDT

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What

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis)

Observer

jqrichmond

Date

May 4, 2019 12:44 PM UTC

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

naturenate

Date

April 2017

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What

Otay Mesa Mint (Pogogyne nudiuscula)

Date

March 2022

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What

Lanceleaf Liveforever (Dudleya lanceolata)

Observer

packardr90

Date

March 23, 2022 10:03 AM HST

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What

San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens)

Observer

caminogirl

Date

March 21, 2022 11:54 AM PDT

Description

Hawk flying withsnake. Could have been from anywhere in the local area, didn't see him catch it. 2 Hawks were calling out long before I saw this. Were in the trees on the property, flying to different trees an I walked in the area.

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Observer

acastelein

Date

March 19, 2022 12:32 PM PDT

Description

This observation is for the food item

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What

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)

Observer

uzun

Date

March 20, 2022 10:59 AM PDT

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What

Great Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes)

Observer

austinxuscerp

Date

March 13, 2016

Description

Western fence lizard basking on a tree trunk. The lizard was covered in fungal spores, which gave it a yellow coloration.

Tags

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What

Banded Rock Lizard (Petrosaurus mearnsi)

Observer

uzun

Date

March 15, 2022 10:49 AM PDT

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What

Mexican Giant Cactus (Pachycereus pringlei)

Observer

hugomoreno

Date

March 21, 2020 09:20 AM PDT

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Observer

hparknatives

Date

March 2021

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

tothemax

Date

March 2022

Description

Found by Sophie Cameron. Appeared to be drinking from the creek (photo 3 is as found). I was hopeful that my adventures in this canyon would be rewarded with one of these secretive snakes, but I never thought I would actually see one. I was out of my mind when I saw it and was more excited to find this guy than any other snake I have ever found. Was very bitey, and bit me and Sophie several times. At one point, it latched onto Sophie's shirt and held on, even chewing into the shirt like it was prey. One of my all time favorite wildlife encounters by far!!!

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What

Banded Rock Lizard (Petrosaurus mearnsi)

Observer

uzun

Date

March 1, 2022 10:46 AM PST

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What

Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

Observer

emmanuelm

Date

August 2021

Description

This was a super rare sight for me the first Desert Tortoise I’ve seen in the wild! They spend most their time in burrows so you can imagine how exited I was to see one.

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What

Green-fronted Hummingbird (Leucolia viridifrons)

Observer

el_neotropico

Date

June 29, 2021 01:07 PM CDT

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What

Boa Constrictors (Genus Boa)

Observer

jared-near

Date

June 15, 2021 10:31 AM CDT

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

irelandrbi

Date

January 27, 2022 04:34 PM UTC

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What

Ross's Goose (Anser rossii)

Observer

gecko1

Date

July 8, 2018 06:30 PM MDT

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What

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Observer

frostioe

Date

January 1, 2022 03:20 PM UTC

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What

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

October 17, 2021 04:50 PM CDT

Description

Photo 1:
Oliver Woke Up About 6 pm Yesterday
I'd been watching for him. Once he woke up, he sat in the opening for over an hour, just looking out. I was sitting in a chair with my camera. We gazed at each other as it got darker. I gave up and went inside at 6:45 when the mosquitoes were feasting on me. I was hoping he would come out as I've never seen the whole bird. Didn't happen. You can see where the squirrels have chewed the wooden nest box.
Photo 2:
Oliver Watches The Squirrel Below Him
There was a squirrel scampering around below the nest box looking for a place to bury a pecan. Apparently Oliver found this quite interesting. A cardinal spotted the owl and loudly sounded the alarm but Oliver just ignored it. When I went in at 6:45 it was quite dark in my backyard & Oliver was still content to just stay in the opening, chillin.

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

coolpapa1

Date

January 30, 2022 06:25 PM UTC

Description

Whitewater! 67 deg.

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What

California Lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

July 24, 2018 10:21 PM PDT

Description

About 32" long. Around 75°F. Last picture in situ.

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What

Iliau (Wilkesia gymnoxiphium)

Date

January 2022

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

San Miguel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis ssp. littoralis)

Observer

aurocyon

Date

December 6, 2021 02:12 PM UTC

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What

Northern Coal Skink (Plestiodon anthracinus ssp. anthracinus)

Observer

stevenw12339

Date

April 2020

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What

Inyo Mountains Salamander (Batrachoseps campi)

Observer

flaxington

Date

August 2014

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What

Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Observer

gregslak

Date

January 16, 2022 12:55 PM PST

Description

While photographing water birds from the south side of the Glendale Narrows River Walk, I came across this attractive snake, curled up along the edge of the bike path, dozing on the warm asphalt. Before leaving, I chased it off the busy bikeway so it wouldn't get crushed.

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What

Pine Valley Shoulderband Snail (Helminthoglypta edwardsi)

Observer

davegoodward

Date

January 2017

Description

Type locality for this species. Oak woodland with patches of boulders.

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What

Silver Cholla (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa)

Observer

mcloudhughes

Date

January 14, 2022 02:15 PM PST

Description

Orange-spined, large-tubercled form

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What

San Gabriel Mountains Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps gabrieli)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

January 2022

Description

Lifer! Found under a rock. Ambient temperature about 50° F.

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What

Greene's Dudleya (Dudleya greenei)

Observer

leptonia

Date

January 2022

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What

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)

Observer

acastelein

Date

January 14, 2022 02:53 PM PST

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What

Flammulated Owl (Psiloscops flammeolus)

Observer

terathopius

Date

May 6, 2015 11:08 PM HST

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Observer

no-orms

Date

May 2021

Place

Missing Location

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What

Mexican Mud Turtle (Kinosternon integrum)

Observer

cris-tzabcan

Date

July 2018

Place

Puebla, MX (Google, OSM)

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What

Transvolcanic Alligator Lizard (Barisia imbricata)

Observer

cris-tzabcan

Date

February 2019

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What

Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Observer

theradrussian

Date

February 7, 2021 04:45 PM UTC

Description

This snake is playing dead because I picked it up. I was very excited to see a snake in the Mojave desert on February 7th. The temps were in the high 60s with no wind and came with great surprise.

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What

San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus ssp. mearnsi)

Observer

vireolanius

Date

May 2021

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What

Rough-snouted Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus)

Observer

pl_stenger

Date

January 2022

Place

Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

Description

Spotted by Matthias Deuss

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What

California Juniper (Juniperus californica)

Observer

camilo_contreras

Date

June 20, 2020 09:40 PM CDT

Description

Quedan únicamente 3 individuos en campo dentro del territorio de Isla Guadalupe.

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What

Paintbelly Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus subpictus)

Date

October 25, 2015 05:20 PM CDT

Description

Male

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What

Paintbelly Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus subpictus)

Observer

diegoman

Date

January 30, 2021 10:40 AM HST

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What

Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

January 22, 2019 03:20 PM EST

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What

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Observer

ericandersen

Date

January 20, 2013

Description

This turkey chased my dog. Tucker, my dog, does not like turkeys.

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What

Salty Earth Snake (Rhinophis sanguineus)

Observer

suryaram90

Date

August 4, 2021 10:36 AM UTC

Place

Gudalur (Google, OSM)

Description

Commonly seen in Gudalur, Silvercloud and O'valley estates and forests during monsoons.

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What

Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

Observer

acastelein

Date

December 2021

Description

Lifer! Found with 6 hours left in the year, this snake continued my streak to get me at least 1 snake a month for the whole year.

This was the last snake I expected to see because I thought they’d all be brumating this time of year, but maybe it was flooded out of its brumation spot by all the rain we had.

All around one of the most exciting herp finds I’ve had, though I had to rush for photos to get to a New Years party

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What

Peninsular Glossy Snake (Arizona pacata)

Observer

jakescott

Place

Private

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What

Baja California Night Snake (Hypsiglena slevini)

Observer

ivbiol

Date

November 7, 2017 06:30 PM +07

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What

Large-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. klauberi)

Observer

hectormarquez

Date

August 28, 2021 04:16 PM PDT

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What

Mainland Common Boa (Boa imperator ssp. imperator)

Observer

masonmaron

Date

December 23, 2021 11:15 AM PST

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What

Pacific Hawaiian Damselfly (Megalagrion pacificum)

Observer

kmagnacca

Date

December 2010

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lanceleaf Liveforever (Dudleya lanceolata)

Observer

louistruong

Date

March 24, 2020 05:58 PM PDT

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What

Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)

Observer

ferblafla

Date

April 24, 2021 07:12 AM CDT

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What

Arching Rockcress (Boechera arcuata)

Observer

maisie

Date

May 22, 2018 04:10 PM PDT

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What

Pacific Footballfish (Himantolophus sagamius)

Observer

chris2833

Date

November 13, 2021 04:38 PM PST

Description

Dead animal that was found washed up on the beach

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What

California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)

Observer

squamatologist

Date

July 29, 2006 03:02 PM CDT

Description

Female California Mantid (Stagmomantis californica), southwestern San Diego County, California

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What

Pribilof Island Fox (Vulpes lagopus ssp. pribilofensis)

Observer

oeserak

Date

June 2017

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What

Pagoda Buckwheat (Eriogonum rixfordii)

Observer

ip_ale

Date

November 5, 2020 01:03 PM HST

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What

Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomelas)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

December 2021

Place

Missing Location

Description

photobombing an orca

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What

Western Bobcat (Lynx rufus ssp. fasciatus)

Observer

acastelein

Date

December 2021

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What

Redhead (Aythya americana)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

February 6, 2021 12:40 PM CST

Description

Rescued this Redhead today. It had a fishhook in its bill / face, and the fishing line it was attached to was frozen into the ice and the bird was trapped. Captured the bird, broke the fishing line, and then, with a friend, cut the fishhook in half and removed it from the duck's bill / face. It seemed vigorous and healthy. When we released it, it flew away strong and fast. Good deed done.

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What

Red-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus)

Observer

range_47

Date

May 2019

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)

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What

Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

chrisdellith

Date

March 31, 2010 11:05 AM HST

Description

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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What

Hazel Grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)

Observer

zveroboy57

Date

October 27, 2021 09:49 AM +05

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What

Canyon Liveforever (Dudleya cymosa)

Observer

tchester

Date

June 15, 2011

Description

The location and observation date is intentionally obscured, since this is the only location we've seen this species at San Jacinto Mountain. There were only ten plants seen; this observation, and the following eight, show nine of those plants.

These plants were first spotted by James Dillane in 2007. Dave Stith relocated them in on this trip in 2011.

These are almost surely the same plants as in Jaeger's 1921 voucher from "Tahquitz Ridge - desert side - 9000 feet elevation" (which has an erroneous elevation, since the highest point on Tahquitz Ridge is 8792 feet).

Jaeger's voucher was originally determined as "D. abramsii" by Reid Moran, who cites this voucher as "D. abramsii" in his 1951 Dudleya monograph.

That voucher was redetermined as "D. cymosa aff. ssp. pumila" in 1988. Nakai wrote:


Moran (1951) listed two populations of D. abramsii from the San Jacinto Mountains, one from near Kenworthy [Munz 5788 (POM)] and the other from Taquitz (sic) Ridge, 9000 ft (2770 m) [Jaeger in 1921 (POM)]. The population near Kenworthy is D. abramsii, but differs from typical D. abramsii by lacking the characteristic red striations along the petal midrib.

 

The specimen from Tahquitz Ridge differs considerably from the Kenworthy population in its comparatively broad, oblong to ovate leaves and short floral stem. It resembles no specimens of D. abramsii that I have studied.

...

The status of these populations is uncertain until more material can be studied, but it appears they are not D. abramsii.

Some measurements I made in the field:

rosette width is 3.5 cm.

leaf length x width: 30 x 11; 17 x 5; 12 x 6 mm for the largest leaves. Hence the leaf length is 12 to 30 mm; the leaf width is 5 to 11 mm; and the ratio of width to length is 0.29 to 0.50.

peduncle length is 2.5 to 4.0 cm.

these plants have 1 deg infl branches that are branched zero to one times, although one of the plants in this series of posts might be branched two times.

the # of flowers on each ultimate infl branch is 3 to 4.

pedicel length. This was very hard to measure in the field. I measured the longest at 7 mm, and my pix show some at 4 mm.

i measured just one flower, with sepals of 3.5 mm and petals of 10 mm.

Summary of all my measurements compared to D. abramsii and D. cymosa:

  • 2 fit only D. cymosa (both key characteristics)
  • 1 favors D. cymosa.
  • 1 fits only D. abramsii.
  • 2 favor D. abramsii.
  • 2 don't fit either taxon.

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What

Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

frostioe

Date

November 2021

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