Borrego Springs Invaded by iNaturalist

What is being called a "Super Bloom" in Borrego Springs brought a few people from the Bay Area down and I had the pleasure of please of spending a day with them. @kueda @damontighe and @sea-kangaroo are the three user names I remember that made the trip down and they joined myself, @matthew_salkiewicz and @biohexx1.

As usual, simply spending the day with and learning from the others was my highlight. We found flowers galore, some of which are rare (in San Diego County) and/or endangered. It is a banner year for Desert Lily and we had hundreds of them down on the desert floor. Another favorite of mine, the Ghost Flower, was in large numbers up one of the canyons that hiked.

Finding mushrooms in the desert is always interesting to me. Damon tried to teach those of us interested but I came home a bad student and entered in one incorrectly and was quickly corrected. I'll try to do better next time.

Thanks to each of everyone of you for a fun day. I look forward to spending more time with you out in the field somewhere soon.

Anotado por finatic finatic, 14 de marzo de 2017 a las 06:01 PM

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finatic

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Marzo 2017

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San Diego County, California, US

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 05:25 PM PST

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Yaqui Well (Google, OSM)

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San Diego County, California, US

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 06:41 PM PST

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Yaqui Well (Google, OSM)

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Muérdago del Mezquite (Phoradendron californicum)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 05:17 PM PST

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Yaqui Well (Google, OSM)

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finatic

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Marzo 2017

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San Diego County, California, US

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 09:21 AM PST

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Arañas Cangrejo Vellosas (Género Mecaphesa)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 09:21 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 09:38 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:59 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 11:09 AM PST

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Escarabajos Cazadores de Orugas (Género Calosoma)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 11:16 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 11:21 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 11:22 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 11:26 AM PST

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Catarina de Siete Puntos (Coccinella septempunctata)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 09:35 AM PST

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San Diego County, California, US

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:14 AM PST

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San Diego County, California, US

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Chapulín Alkali (Anconia integra)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:25 AM PST

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San Diego County, California, US

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:30 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:37 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:49 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:52 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 10:53 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 11:04 AM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 01:23 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 03:03 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 02:17 PM PST

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Tulipán del Desierto (Hibiscus denudatus)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 03:06 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 01:19 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 03:17 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 04:13 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 2017

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Tulipán del Desierto (Hibiscus denudatus)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 02:02 PM PST

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Cometa Golondrina Gigante (Papilio rumiko)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 02:05 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 02:25 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 03:49 PM PST

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 04:01 PM PST

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Chacahuala del Noroeste (Sauromalus ater)

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finatic

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Marzo 11, 2017 03:42 PM PST

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San Diego County, California, US

Comentarios

Was going to send you an email, but hey, I'll just do it here: super thanks to you and @matthew_salkiewicz for showing us around and being so generous with your time and knowledge. All of us Bay Area folks learned a ton from both of you, and just plain enjoyed the company! Also in our party were @ang (Angela) and @smmwwfc (Sylvie), plus Sean and Cat who I don't think are on iNat. Hope you had a great time tidepooling Sunday!

P.S. We did end up finding water in Borrego Springs and thus did not die. Hooray.

Anotado por kueda hace casi 5 años (Advertencia)

Glad you didn't die. You all wiped me out so much that I ended up not tidepooling as I had hoped and instead spent the day instead going through the photos from our outing.

Anotado por finatic hace casi 5 años (Advertencia)

It was great to meet all you guys. It's always nice to put a face to an iNat username and go out exploring with other people who enjoy plants as much as I do.

Anotado por matthew_salkiewicz hace casi 5 años (Advertencia)

A quick note about two of the plants that we observed:
Ives' Phacelia (Phacelia ivesiana) first observed locally in 110 years earlier this year.
Desert Lupine (Lupinus shockleyi) first observed locally in 78 years earlier this year.

Anotado por finatic hace casi 5 años (Advertencia)

Ditto what Ken-ichi said -- thank you, @finatic and @matthew_salkiewicz, for showing us around Anza-B all day! It was good to meet you both and see so many amazing plants!

Anotado por ang hace casi 5 años (Advertencia)

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