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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)

Observer

mikelesnik

Date

May 18, 2020 12:39 PM MDT

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Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)

Observer

sergiomtz

Place

Missing Location

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Date

August 19, 2022 02:44 PM MDT

Description

Loved these things - and had to have a few documented. I'll be working to clean these up using a few resources over time. Any help is appreciated, but wouldn't mind going for the most uncommon bacteria in each picture, as I work my way through the below list.

GO THERE! (After school starts in the middle of the week, of course)

These are the same area, at different levels of zoom, and the greater habitat is pretty bizarre.

Yellowstone NP Targets

Watch the Video absolutely fascinating. I wanted to bring a lazer temperature gun, but only decided to take this vacation the night before, and shotgunned everything into the car...

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/life-in-extreme-heat.htm
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/thermophilic-bacteria.htm
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/thermophilic-communities.htm
https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Yellowstone_Hot_Springs

Cyanobacteria Calothrix

pH: 6–9
Temperature: 30–45°C (86–113°F)
Color: Dark brown mats
Metabolism: Photosynthesis by day; fermentation by night.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Upper, Midway, and Lower geyser basins

Cyanobacteria Phormidium

pH: 6–8
Temperature: 35–57°C (95–135°F)
Color: Orange mats
Metabolism: Photosynthesis
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Upper, Midway, and Lower geyser basins

Cyanobacteria Oscillatoria

pH: 6–8
Temperature: 36–45°C (96–113°F)
Color: Orange mats
Metabolism: Photosynthesis; oscillating moves it closer to or away from light sources.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs and Chocolate Pots

Cyanobacteria Synechococcus

pH: 7–9
Temperature: 52–74°C (126–165°F)
Color: Green mats
Metabolism: Photosynthesis by day; fermentation by night.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Upper, Midway, and Lower geyser basins

Green Sulfur Chlorobium

pH: 6–9
Temperature: 32–52°C (90–126°F)
Color: Dense, dark green mats
Metabolism: Anoxygenic photosynthesis— produces sulfate and sulfur, not oxygen.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs and Calcite Springs

Green nonsulfur Chloroflexus

pH: 7–9
Temperature: 35–85°C (95–185°F)
Color: Green mats
Metabolism: anoxygenic photosynthesis—use organic compounds during photosynthesis.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Upper, Midway, and Lower geyser basins

Aquifex Hydrogenobaculum

pH: 3–5.5
Temperature: 55–72°C (131–162°F)
Color: Yellow and white streamers
Metabolism: Uses hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide as energy sources; can use arsenic in place of hydrogen sulfide.
Location: Norris Geyser Basin, Amphitheater Springs

Aquifex- Thermocrinis

pH: 5–9
Temperature: 40–79°C (104–174°F)
Color: Bright red or orange streamers; contains carotenoid pigments that act as sunscreen.
Location: Lower Geyser Basin

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

wwbugsandslugs

Date

April 2023

Place

Private

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 1, 1989

Description

Red-winged Blackbird
near Stewardson, Illinois
1 June 1989

I'm posting this record just for the general interest of a Red-winged Blackbird with one white wing. Whether a partial albino, or a partial leucistic bird, I'm not sure. A local farmer told my wife and me that this bird had been on his farm for three summers. The bird left in the fall with the other Red-wingeds and came back in the spring. I watched it for about 30 minutes. It vocalized like any other Red-winged BB and interacted with other Red-wingeds normally. It was pretty flashy to see in flight, however. Three shots posted. These images scanned from old color slides.

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

chrismcv

Date

June 18, 2021 12:00 PM PDT

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Pacific Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma ssp. californicum)

Observer

liamhutcheson

Date

April 4, 2024 01:37 PM PDT

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Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

March 14, 2019 01:41 PM EDT

Description

N30.87344° W82.30556°
Okefenokee Swamp between Minnie's Lake and Big Water. http://williamwisephoto.com/photographyblog/okefenokee-birding-zeiss-binoculars

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Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

January 21, 2021 02:33 PM EST

Description

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - paddling the upper half of The Sill; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. ©williamwisephoto.com

~ Journal: http://williamwisephoto.com/photographyblog/okefenokee-warblers

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Southern Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus ssp. leucocephalus)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

October 8, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

Description

The Osprey dove and caught a fish. Almost immediately the Bald Eagle materialized and pursued the Osprey (Osprey Observation here). I didn't see the outcome because almost simultaneously, a Least Bittern flushed near my feet. The bittern was a lifer so I had to get it! This was all within a few minutes of leaving my car, so I knew it would be a good day!

October Big Day birding at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Richmond County, Georgia. October 8, 2022.

  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
  • Sunrise 7:27 am; Sunset 7:03 pm
  • Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 36 minutes (-2m 1s)
  • Moon: 98.1% Waxing Gibbous
  • Fifty-two bird species in one location! https://ebird.org/checklist/S120404524

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Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Date

January 3, 2024 06:06 PM EST

Description

aberrant --- so excited to see a bird like this :|

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Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

Observer

ladwings

Date

May 29, 2020 09:50 AM MDT

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Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

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tgdesantis

Date

December 12, 2023 01:52 PM EST

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Observer

mushroomanny

Date

October 27, 2023 11:41 AM PDT

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Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Observer

haleyrodgers

Date

August 14, 2023 02:23 PM EDT

Description

I know this is an albino bird… but not sure what kind! These two sightings were on two occasions, first three pictures are from July 30 and the last three are from August 14. I think it could be the same one! It was in the same area/neighborhood.

Thoughts on what it could be?

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

February 3, 2023 12:41 PM PST

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What

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

April 28, 2018 04:46 PM PDT

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

Observer

coco_claire

Date

June 28, 2017 07:00 AM PDT

Description

First 5 photos of this Leucistic Hummingbird are from June 28, 2017, first sighting in Palm Desert, CA. The last 4 photos are from August 16, 2017. This gorgeous creature is so friendly with a huge personality. It comes when called and eats one gnat after another with so much to say! I feel he/she likes the yard because the concrete walls and house are painted bright white making this hummer feel protected. Keep in mind there are no feeders on the property. 1. Can you please help me identify the type of Leucistic this is. 2. Male or female? 3. Does this Hummingbird look healthy? I've noticed possible missing feathers on its wings. I'm not sure if it has worsened over time.Thank you :) all photos are mine and taken by me, Nicole Campanaro

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California Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus)

Observer

dwboston

Date

October 20, 2017 09:51 AM CDT

Description

10/20/2017, 9:51 AM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/1250 sec, f/8, 349mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM), ISO 3200 (auto), Exp comp +1/3

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Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Observer

jsphearly

Date

October 3, 2023 10:14 AM PDT

Description

The location is pretty accurate, as you are hooking towards the pond from the east, there is a creek drainage that runs between some trees only about 5-10 feet off trail. I went back there and saw the bird flush into a tree which is when I got the picture. When I go back I will update the location more exactly.

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Apache Jumping Spider (Phidippus apacheanus)

Observer

hydaticus

Date

September 18, 2016 01:48 PM CDT

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American Marten (Martes americana)

Observer

camerondeckert

Date

July 19, 2021 09:36 PM PDT

Description

Slow down.

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Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

Observer

drewrdavis

Date

June 2014

Description

calling male

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Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

Observer

deadletterboy

Date

August 5, 2019 10:53 PM MDT

Description

Found sitting on front porch at approximately 10:45 pm.

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Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Observer

rbuening

Date

June 17, 2023 07:28 AM EDT

Description

For skimmer chick being predated by gull

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Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

October 8, 2023 02:07 PM EDT

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Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

October 8, 2023 02:07 PM EDT

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Leconte's Sparrow (Ammospiza leconteii)

Observer

tate_putman

Date

October 8, 2023 08:43 AM CDT

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Eastern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis ssp. cardinalis)

Observer

kyletansley

Date

March 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

Description

Cardinal getting territorial with itself in this mirror. It was doing the same thing last week too. It spends a not-insignificant amount of time battling itself.

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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

kyletansley

Date

February 16, 2019 08:59 AM EST

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What

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

blakemross

Date

September 6, 2021 02:41 PM ADT

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What

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

tom15

Date

December 5, 2015 10:28 AM EST

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What

Tropical Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus)

Observer

cristianrial

Date

April 27, 2014 09:33 AM -05

Description

Bosque denso

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Wandering Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans)

Observer

ben_ginter

Date

October 10, 2022 08:52 AM CDT

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What

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos ssp. horribilis)

Observer

myles_stinn

Date

August 2023

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What

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Observer

jartigas

Date

February 6, 2021 11:27 AM CST

Description

With a Tringa melanoleuca behind

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Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Observer

apsmith10

Date

June 20, 2018 02:13 PM MDT

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What

Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Callospermophilus saturatus)

Observer

actshrike

Date

August 3, 2023 06:31 PM PDT

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus)

Observer

hfabian

Date

October 26, 2006 11:56 PM PDT

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What

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Observer

stenarmer52

Date

June 22, 2020 06:56 PM MDT

Description

State land

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Wilderness Velvetworm (Peripatopsis ferox)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

July 24, 2023 04:01 PM SAST

Description

3cm long female

Two individuals found, both female, within 20m of each other. One under a clod of loose earth, another uncovered beneath a log. 17 leg pairs each, red dermal papillae on forehead. Curled strongly when disturbed. Underlying bedrock shale.

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

July 24, 2023 10:43 AM CDT

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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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Columbia River Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp. gairdneri)

Observer

gabrielsomarriba

Date

August 1, 2022 07:25 PM PDT

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Calaveras Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla ssp. ridgwayi)

Observer

actshrike

Date

June 17, 2023 02:16 PM PDT

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Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela richardsonii)

Observer

caterpillar511

Date

June 2023

Description

THEY WERE SO CUTE!!! I found a nest nest, three babies in it! I will keep an eye on it for all of you guys, was right beside the path.

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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

caterpillar511

Date

January 16, 2023 01:28 PM EST

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What

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)

Observer

connorcochrane

Date

August 2, 2021 10:51 AM MDT

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What

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

Observer

actshrike

Date

May 10, 2023 05:00 PM PDT

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What

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Observer

bahubbard

Date

May 10, 2023 08:15 PM PDT

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What

Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Observer

londynne

Date

May 5, 2023 02:48 PM PDT

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What

Florida Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis ssp. pratensis)

Observer

seaheart88

Date

April 18, 2018 03:07 PM EDT

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What

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

Date

April 2023

Description

Lifer!!!

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Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)

Observer

mtroots

Date

May 28, 2022 03:20 PM MDT

Description

Wow! I’ve heard of Pseudoscorpions before but never have thought to look for them in Montana! I immediately recognized this as one though. I should start keeping an eye out for them back in western MT, this one was under a rock in a gravel bed. There’s still a lot of snow on the ground up here.

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Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)

Observer

kiwikiu

Date

November 28, 2022 01:27 PM PST

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What

Pygmy Rabbit (Sylvilagus idahoensis)

Observer

pheasantboy77

Date

April 3, 2022 08:06 AM MDT

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What

Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

actshrike

Date

June 2021

Place

Private

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What

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

Observer

nikolai_b

Date

August 5, 2007 12:56 PM AKDT

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What

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

Observer

johngibbons

Date

October 15, 2022 11:11 AM NDT

Description

Cape Norman, NL

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What

Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii)

Observer

actshrike

Date

January 2, 2020 01:36 PM MST

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What

Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi)

Observer

actshrike

Date

November 21, 2022 12:23 PM CST

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What

Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Observer

actshrike

Date

November 19, 2022 12:24 PM CST

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What

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

Observer

actshrike

Date

April 9, 2022 10:16 AM PDT

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Swift Fox (Vulpes velox)

Observer

drifter235

Date

December 2021

Description

Very healthy in appearance and mannerisms.

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Swift Fox (Vulpes velox)

Date

June 20, 2022 09:58 AM MDT

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Observer

alexis_orion

Date

January 18, 2022 03:17 PM CET

Description

Lots of fruiting bodies at various stages on one log

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Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)

Observer

nickmoore91

Date

May 23, 2011 04:37 PM MDT

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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)

Observer

raddice

Date

April 14, 2012 03:00 PM MDT

Description

Williamson's Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus thyroideus

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Walker's Moth (Sosxetra grata)

Observer

joao_ortolan

Date

December 2, 2022 08:34 AM -03

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What

Western Amazon Ant (Polyergus mexicanus)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

July 10, 2020 07:22 PM PDT

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What

Plains Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Observer

joesebastiani

Date

May 27, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

raddice

Date

May 27, 2018 12:46 PM MDT

Description

Western Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis

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Western Milksnake (Lampropeltis gentilis)

Observer

evangrimes

Date

February 2022

Place

Private

Description

lifer "amaura", obscured to Parish level to protect personal locality, will appear in middle of NOLA. Orleans Parish.

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Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes)

Observer

montanaclan

Date

June 21, 2002 08:17 AM MDT

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What

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

Observer

actshrike

Date

May 2022

Place

Private

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

rlockhar

Date

April 19, 2016

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What

Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Observer

colocritters

Date

December 2016

Description

Mother and kitten on Molas Pass

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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

April 2019

Description

been trying to figure out where this bird was for two years... persistence, a hunch and a tip put this one on my life list after I shed a few tears, did a jig, and gave out a loud yelp later in the day

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Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

randrew706

Date

June 2022

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Porcini (Boletus edulis)

Observer

srjolly

Date

October 2022

Place

Idaho, US (Google, OSM)

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Coral Tooth Fungus (Hericium coralloides)

Observer

levb

Date

October 29, 2022 11:27 AM PDT

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Barrow's Bolete (Boletus barrowsii)

Observer

jeanne246

Date

June 27, 2022 07:56 PM PDT

Description

Found June 2022 at HH under pines after wet spring

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Bear's Head (Hericium abietis)

Observer

smilacina

Date

October 8, 2022 01:19 PM MDT

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Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

Observer

jbindernagel

Date

September 27, 2022 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile light morph with an object lodged in the body/neck.

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Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

September 24, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

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What

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

yu115

Date

September 24, 2022 07:15 AM PDT

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What

Diva Hemerophila (Hemerophila diva)

Observer

chris_rorabaugh

Date

April 24, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

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What

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Observer

tcooley

Date

September 10, 2022 01:34 PM EDT

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Observer

rachaeled

Date

October 1, 2019 04:30 PM PDT

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What

Western Milksnake (Lampropeltis gentilis)

Observer

montanaclan

Date

June 3, 2003 01:44 PM MDT

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What

Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)

Observer

tcooley

Date

June 30, 2022 10:08 PM EDT

Description

Dryocampa rubicunda, the rosy maple moth (male). Attracted to light.

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What

Porcini (Boletus edulis)

Observer

ashley851

Date

October 2021

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What

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

May 29, 2022 05:00 PM MDT

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American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

March 11, 2022 11:28 AM EST

Description

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Three-day paddling trip from Suwannee Canal to Round Top to Floyd's Island.

  • Purple trail through Chase Prairie north of Round Top Shelter; N30.80872° W82.22177°
  • Clouds and rain, high near 69.
  • Sunrise 6:44 am; sunset 6:34 pm
  • Day length: 11 hours, 50 minutes (+1m 54s)

See and learn more about the incredible Okefenokee Swamp at www.okefenokee.photography
Help protect the Okefenokee at https://protectokefenokee.org/

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Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Observer

rollingplainst

Date

May 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

While taking a picture of this Eastern Hognose Snake, observation at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/79960222, this butterfly landed. Friends?

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Eternal Light (Mycena luxaeterna)

Observer

nortonsantos

Date

January 2021

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What

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Observer

justin_olthoff

Date

June 12, 2014 07:08 AM CEST

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What

Sunflowers, Daisies, Asters, and Allies (Family Asteraceae)

Observer

knovotny

Date

July 14, 2020

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What

Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

Observer

knovotny

Date

June 24, 2020 12:00 AM UTC