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0 0 Jacaranda


by SeemaOrange, California, USA

Blooming all around Orange

0 4 Spotting


by SeemaPatelOrange, California, USA


1 0 Red Bromeliad

Red Bromeliad

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

This bromeliad is thriving in a shaded area near a building in

2 0 Water Lily

Water Lily

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

Found in a pond near Caspers Recreational Area,

1 0 Unknown Mantis

Unknown Mantis

by Bob PresbyMission Viejo, California, USA

A mantis in south Orange

1 0 Behr's Metalmark

Behr's Metalmark

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

outside Caspers Regional Park, Orange ...

0 0 Acmon Blue Butterfly

Acmon Blue Butterfly

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

Park, Orange

1 0 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

stocked with tiny fish. Near Caspers recreational area,

0 0 Spotting


by KarenPOrange, California, USA

lot of seasonal rain. Near Caspers Regional Park,

1 3 Vivid Dancer (female)

Vivid Dancer (female)

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

Juan Capistrano, Orange

1 1 Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

I found this wading shore bird in a fresh water pond near Caspers Recreational ...

1 0 Starburst Anemone

Starburst Anemone

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

These anemone were in a tide pool, just south of Crystal Cove State Park,

2 0 Orange-throated Whiptail Lizard

Orange-throated Whiptail Lizard

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

The shade of a shrub created a nice hiding place to capture the

0 0 Rock pigeon ( banded # 23)

Rock pigeon ( banded # 23)

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

County ,

0 1 Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

I was happy this bird stayed still long enough for me to take a photo.

0 0 Spotting


by KarenPCalifornia, USA

I found this moth in the corner of a building window. Moths love these windows. ...

2 0 Spotting


by KarenPCalifornia, USA

The moths in the area near Caspers Recreational area seem to favor the glass ...

5 4 Wandering Glider Dragonfly

Wandering Glider Dragonfly

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

Casper's Recreational Area, Orange

11 4 Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

area, and sometimes flying above the area. Near Caspers Recreational Area, ...

0 2 American Coot

American Coot

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

This coot was taking a mid-day swim in a small pond, near Caspers Regional ...

0 0 Mule-Fat


by KarenPOrange, California, USA

Also called seep-willow. Eaten by livestock. Native shrub in

1 0 Orange Mock Oyster

Orange Mock Oyster

by PucaK

Caps. Fan shaped; bright orange; ...

1 0 Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

water or obtaining minerals, as described below. Near Caspers Regional Park, ...

0 1 Gray Bird Grasshopper

Gray Bird Grasshopper

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

I found this very large grasshopper on the ground, near a trail. Once it flew ...

1 4 brown widow

brown widow

by ryanablairOrange, California, USA

before, but a bit of research online shows that they have been spotted in ...

4 4 Slant Lined Moth

Slant Lined Moth

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

. Near Casper's Regional Park, Orange

0 3 Sora


by KarenPOrange, California, USA

I could hear the shrill call of this Sora before I could see it. This bird has ...

0 0 Hooded merganser (female)

Hooded merganser (female)

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

Hooded merganser- female. There are two pairs of hooded mergansers that return ...

1 0 Moth


by KarenPCalifornia, USA

. Near Caspers Recreational park, Orange ...

0 0 Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen

Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen

by PucaKAthens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA

, ca. 3 mm in diameter; prominent; ...

0 1 Asian ladybird beetle

Asian ladybird beetle

by KarenPOrange, California

This is the second of two types of lady bugs I saw on an oleander plant that ...

1 1 Seven Spotted Ladybug

Seven Spotted Ladybug

by KarenPOrange, California

I found two different kinds of lady bugs chowing down on the aphids on this ...

0 4 Tarantula


by KarenPOrange, California, USA

This tarantula was camera shy and tried to hide under the tire of this parked ...

0 0 Black Crowned Night Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

pond. Near Casper's Recreational Area,

0 0 Killdeer


by KarenPOrange, California, USA


2 8 Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

This swallowtail butterfly was nice enough to fly right into the photo I was ...

2 0 Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

outside Caspers Recreational Area, Orange ...

3 1 Red swamp crayfish

Red swamp crayfish

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

I found this crayfish in a pond, near Caspers Recreational Area,

0 3 Cicada Okanagana sp.

Cicada Okanagana sp.

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

I found this cicada by listening to the insect click, in response to other ...

11 8 Horn Shark egg case

Horn Shark egg case

by KarenPDana Point, California, USA

I found this horn shark egg case washed up on Capo Beach,

0 1 American Bullfrog

American Bullfrog

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

pond near Caspers Recreational Park,

2 1 Giant Crane Fly

Giant Crane Fly

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

These giant crane flies love the windows of nearby buildings. This window ...

0 0 Golden Wattle (red eye)

Golden Wattle (red eye)

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

The yellow blooms and the red seed pods (third photo) were very interesting to ...

1 0 Hooded Merganser (male)

Hooded Merganser (male)

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

Male hooded merganser. There are two pairs of mergansers that return to this ...

2 2 Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake

by KarenPCalifornia, USA

This gopher snake gave me quite a startle on a trail. I gave the snake enough ...

1 0 Powdery Sulfur Bolete/ Ravenel's Bolete

Powdery Sulfur Bolete/ Ravenel's Bolete

by PucaKWinder, Georgia, USA

Cap, ca. 2.5-inch diameter; bright yellow, ...

2 0 Cinnabar-red Polypore

Cinnabar-red Polypore

by PucaKGeorgia, USA

Bracket fungus, ca 2-2.5 cm across. Caps ...

0 3 Lemonade Berry shrub

Lemonade Berry shrub

by KarenPOrange, California, USA

attracting ants. Near Caspers Recreational Park,

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