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Jeff Dreier

Jeff Dreier

I am a wildlife biologist working for the State of Washington.

Chehalis, Washington

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Jeff Dreier Lesser Chipmunk
Lesser Chipmunk commented on by Jeff Dreier Moab, Utah, USA7 years ago

Probably either least or cliff chipmunk. Uinta chipmunk is also found in this part of the state, but is associated with coniferous forests.

Jeff Dreier Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Jeff Dreier Anacortes, Washington, USA7 years ago

Looks like a Dudleya, but according to the Burke Musuem, there are no Dudleya spp. in Washington. Maybe a Sedum, but the leaves don't look right. Is it possible this is an exotic species?.

Jeff Dreier Fisher
Fisher commented on by Jeff Dreier Groton, Massachusetts, USA7 years ago

The fisher is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act. In the state of Washington, fishers have been re-introduced to the Olympic Peninsula, and I believe they will be (or have been) re-introduced to the Mt. Rainier area.

Jeff Dreier Skink Lizard
Skink Lizard commented on by Jeff Dreier Palo Alto, California, USA7 years ago

Five-lined skink doesn't occur in California.

Jeff Dreier Tidepool Crab
Tidepool Crab commented on by Jeff Dreier Half Moon Bay, California, USA7 years ago

Based on the habitat (rocky intertidal) it is probably a striped shore crab. Purple shore crabs also occur in this habitat, but they tend to have distinctive red spots on the claws. Can't quite make out the carapace to be sure.

Jeff Dreier Northern Pacific rattlesnake
Northern Pacific rattlesnake commented on by Jeff Dreier San José, California, USA7 years ago

According to californiaherps.com, there are two subspecies of western rattlesnake in northern California: the northern Pacific, and the Great Basin, which occurs generally east of the Cascades-Sierra Nevada.

Jeff Dreier Longhorn beetle
Longhorn beetle commented on by Jeff Dreier Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

Definitely a beetle, but from a distance, it looks like a wood ant. Maybe it is just me, but is there some mimicry here?

Jeff Dreier Eastern pipistrelle
Eastern pipistrelle commented on by Jeff Dreier Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Were the brown bats you mentioned big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) or little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus)? If smaller than both, probably a pipistrelle.

Jeff Dreier Eastern pipistrelle
Eastern pipistrelle commented on by Jeff Dreier Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Possibly an eastern pipistrelle, but can't be sure. Be careful not to disturb hibernating bats; they use a lot of energy to become active. Is white-nose syndrome common in Georgia?

Jeff Dreier Slimy Sculpin
Slimy Sculpin commented on by Jeff Dreier Pennsylvania, USA7 years ago

Looks like a sculpin (Cottidae), but I am not familiar with darters (Percidae), which I know occur in your area too.

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