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Beach

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La Jolla
San Diego
March 26, 2019
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Bee on flower

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Western honey bee (Apis mellifera)
Family: Apidae
UCSD trail
San Diego
March 26, 2019
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Home sweet home

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La Jolla
March 26, 2019
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Anemone
La Jolla
March 28, 2019
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Anemone
La Jolla
March 28, 2019
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Bob-boy and Bobboi

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La Jolla
March 29, 2019
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Torrey Pines

Cliffs

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Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 26, 2019
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Cliff

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Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Erosion

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Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Owl's clover

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Purple owl's-clover (Castilleja exserta)
Family: Orobanchaceae (broomrape family)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Bushrue (Cneoridium dumosum)
Family: Rutaceae
Torrey Pines
San Diego

March 25, 2019
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California suncup (Camissoniopsis bistorta)
Family: Onagraceae (primrose family
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Bluepin

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Lupine (Lupinus)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Padre's Shooting Star (Primula clevelandii)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Scorpion

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Scorpionweed (Phacelia)
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Thick-leaved yerba santa (Eriodictyon crassifolium)
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Seed alia

La Jolla
Sea Dahlia (Coreopsis maritima)
Family: Asteraceae (aster family)
Torrey Pines
March 25, 2019
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La Jolla
Poppy ()
Family: (poppy family)
Torrey Pines
March 27, 2019
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Fibonacci

La Jolla
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Family: ( family)
Torrey Pines
March 27, 2019
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Red bush monkeyflower (Diplacus puniceus)
Family: Phrymaceae (loopseed family)
Torrey Pines
March 25, 2019
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Crystalline

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Crystalline ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)
Family: Aizoaceae
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Torrey Pine

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Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana)
Torrey Pines State Park
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Torrey Pine

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Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana)
Torrey Pines State Park
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Torrey Pine

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Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana)
Torrey Pines State Park
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Witches' broom

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Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana)
Torrey Pines State Park
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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cf Witches

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Margot and Bob

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Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Margot and Bob

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(Coreopsis maritima)
Family: Asteraceae
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Solanum

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Parish's solanum (Solanum parishii)
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Family:
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San Diego
March 26, 2019
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La Jolla

Canoe jam

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La Jolla
March 29, 2019
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Wedding by the beach

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La Jolla
March 29, 2019
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Wedding by the beach

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La Jolla
March 28, 2019
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Wedding by the beach

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La Jolla
March 28, 2019
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Pelicans

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis)
La Jolla
March 25, 2019
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Pelican

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis)
La Jolla
March 25, 2019
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Two gulls

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Western gull (Larus occidentalis)
La Jolla
March 29, 2019
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Tide pools

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La Jolla
March 29, 2019
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Chiton and limpets

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Chiton ()
Limpets ()
La Jolla
March 29, 2019
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Chiton

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California spiny chiton (Nuttallina californica)
La Jolla
March 28, 2019
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La Jolla Cave

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Caves
San Diego
March 27, 2019
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Whimbrel

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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Family: Scolopacidae
San Diego
March 26, 2019
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Whimbrel

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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Family: Scolopacidae
San Diego
March 26, 2019
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Pisolithus

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Pisolithus ( )
San Diego
March 28, 2019
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Encelia bloom

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Encelia (Encelia californica)
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Bob and Lucy

La Jolla
Scripps Institute, San Diego
March 27, 2019
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Sculpture

La Jolla
Sculpture
Scripps Institute, San Diego
March 27, 2019
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La Jolla
Sculpture
Scripps Institute, San Diego
March 27, 2019
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La Jolla
Sculpture
Scripps Institute, San Diego
March 27, 2019
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Pacific sunset

La Jolla
La Jolla
March 26, 2019
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Gliding into the sunset

La Jolla
Gliderport
La Jolla
March 27, 2019
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Glider

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Gliderport
La Jolla
March 27, 2019
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Cormorant on nest

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Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
Family: Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags)
La Jolla
March 27, 2019
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4 eggs

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Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
Family: Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags)
La Jolla
March 27, 2019
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Sea Lion tagged and silhouetted

La Jolla
California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)
La Jolla
March 27, 2019
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Bee

La Jolla
Sonoran bumble bee (Bombus sonorus)
La Jolla
March 25, 2019
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Jade

La Jolla
Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
Family: Crassulaceae (stonecrop family)
La Jolla
March 27, 2019
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Cowbird

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Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Family: Icteridae (New World blackbirds and orioles)
La Jolla
March 25, 2019
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Corvid

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Common raven (Corvus corax)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Corvid

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Common raven (Corvus corax)
Torrey Pines
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Bunny

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Cottontail ()
Gliderport
San Diego
March 26, 2019
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Great Basin fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes)
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna)
San Diego
March 28, 2019
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San Diego Zoo

Paradise

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Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis)
Family: Thraupidae (tanager family)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Game on

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Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Chestnut-breasted malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris)
Family: Cuculidae (cuckoos)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Chestnut-breasted malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris)
Family: Cuculidae (cuckoos)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Southern screamer

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Southern screamer (Chauna torquata)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Pigeon ()
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Crowned pigeon

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Pigeon ()
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Asian emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris)
Family: Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Metallic Starling (Alponis metallica)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Starling with larva

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Metallic Starling (Alponis metallica)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Kagu kaged

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Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus)
Family: Rhynochetidae
Order: Eurypygiformes
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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The kagu is a bird that almost no one has heard about. Or cares about.
Even at the San Diego zoo, which has two of them.
It has a very restricted range - New Caledonia.
It is considered endangered (though not critically endangered.)
It is the only member of its genus, its family, and one of only two members in its order, though even this link is questioned.
In the zoo, it is squirreled (or maybe kagued) away in an area that is almost impossible to see. And even harder to photograph.
This was one of the main reasons I went to the zoo. And I have to say that even though I was thrilled to see this unusual creature, I was rather disappointed with how it was displayed.

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Avian currency

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Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis )
Family: Coraciidae (rollers family)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Sun bear

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Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Maternity

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Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Gorilla

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Western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla)
San Diego Zoo
March 28, 2019
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Anza Borrego

Superbloom

Anza Borrego
Desert gold (Geraea canescens)
Henderson Canyon Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Zarek in the field

Anza Borrego
Henderson Canyon Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Bob and Zarek

Anza Borrego
Henderson Canyon Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Fan of palms

Anza Borrego
California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera)
Visitor's Center
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Lotus Bob

Anza Borrego
Bob ()
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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PC - Zarek Siegel

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Tadpole

Anza Borrego
California Toad (Anaxyrus boreas halophilus )
Family: Bufonidae (true toads)
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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A barrel of fun

Anza Borrego
California barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus)
Family: Cactaceae (cactuses)
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Anza Borrego
Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris)
Family: Cactaceae (cactuses)
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Anza Borrego
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
Family: Fouquieriaceae
Anza Borrego
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Anza Borrego
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
Family: Fouquieriaceae
Anza Borrego
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Anza Borrego
Seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)
Henderson Canyon Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Cracked up

Anza Borrego

Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Pre-sphinx

Anza Borrego
White-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata)
Family: Sphingidae - sphinx moths
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Painted lady

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Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Painted lady

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Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Desert dragon

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Dragon
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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Close encounter

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American mastodons (Mammut americanum)
Anza Borrego
March 29, 2019
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UCSD

Lucy, Bob, Darcy

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UCSD
San Diego
March 28, 2019
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Zarek's place

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Dwarf gourami (Trichogaster lalius)
Zarek's fish tank
San Diego
March 25, 2019
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Misc

Edison

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Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris )
Carmel Valley San Diego
March 25, 2019
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En route

Where gaviota rest

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Gaviota
March 24, 2019
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Los Angeles 2019

Dinner in LA

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Los Angeles
March 24, 2019
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Itinerary - in progress

San Diego itinerary - March 24 - 30, 2019

+ March 24, 2019 Sunday - Day 1 - Palo Alto to San Diego via Los Angeles
Left after 10:30
Got gas
US 101 to Los Angeles
Stop at Gaviota rest stop
Drive to Vika Anikst's
Up to her apartment
Vika drove us to Westwood
Dinner - 6:30ish at TLT with Vika Anikst, Zack Gold, Avi Bagla, Michael and Jacki Nelson Williams-Jones
Arrive after 11 pm in Carmel Valley
Stay with Rob and Margot Hillman

+ March 25, 2019 Monday - Day 2 - San Diego
Torrey Pines with Margot
Stop at Jimbos on the way home
CVS to get Tamiflu for Zarek
Go to Zarek's flat for the first time
Walk a ways on the UCSD to Birch Aquarium trail with Zarek
Watch the sunset into the Pacific
Drive back to Carmel Valley
Stay with Rob and Margot Hillman

+ March 26, 2019 Tuesday - Day 3 - San Diego
Stop at Jimbos
Walk a ways on the Scripps Coast Reserve trail with Zarek
Drive to Gliderport area
Walk down to the beach
Long walk along the beach including Black's Beach
Birds
Watch the sunset into the Pacific
Drive back to Carmel Valley
Stay with Rob and Margot Hillman

+ March 27, 2019 Wednesday - Day 4 - San Diego
Lunch with Lucy Horton at Salk Institute
Walk around - end up at Gliderport then back
La Jolla Cave with Zarek
Walk to sea lions, nesting cormorants
Watch the sunset into the Pacific
Drive back to Carmel Valley
Stay with Rob and Margot Hillman

+ March 28, 2019 Thursday - Day 5 - San Diego
San Diego Zoo - glimpses of Kagus
Grand Rounds at UCSD - Lucy Horton presented enteroviral case
Talk afterwards with Darcy Wooten
Stay with Rob and Margot Hillman

+ March 29, 2019 Friday - Day 6 - San Diego
Tide pools in La Jolla
Ice Cream at Bobboi, in La Jolla
Anza Borrego with Zarek for the superbloom
Stop at visitor's center in Borrego Springs
Henderson Canyon for flower fields and caterpillars
Metal sculptures including dragon
Get Gas
Stay with Rob and Margot Hillman

+ March 30, 2019 Saturday - Day 7 - San Diego to Palo Alto
Left after 11:00
US 101
Stop for gas, Starbucks for coffee, and grocery store
Stop at Gaviota State Beach
Malcolm Gladwell podcasts
Arrive Palo Alto around 10 pm - I drove the whole way

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Acknowledgments

As usual, friends and family were central to this trip.

I am particularly indebted to Zarek who was the reason for my trip and to Margot and Rob Hillman (and Edison) who graciously and comfortably put me up in their lovely home.
Thanks to Aaron Kofman for suggestions and inspiration.

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