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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day 19--1000 Species Challenge

There is supposed to be a Connecticut Warbler here...somewhere!
I managed a good day today for the species count, with some morning birding and an evening visit to Petsmart and Walmart.

Birding was great this morning, with my best bird being two Connecticut Warblers calling in the underbrush at the Clinton Wildlife Management Area.  While grocery shopping, I checked out the herbal tea section, which I had previously skipped, and found a lot of exotic chinese herb species.  Petsmart had a few more reptiles and amphibians, and I didn't have time to check out all the fish and aquatic plants, so I'll be making another trip over there next week.  At Walmart, I just had time to skim through the cactus collection, and pulled out quite a haul there.

Cactus collection at Walmart
My final daily tally was 93 new species, for a total of 628--only 28 behind the pace I need to hit 1000 by the end of the month.

My strategy, such as there is, will be to hit a bunch of nurseries and hopefully some botanical gardens for the bulk of the remaining needed species.  I may have to hit some big pet bird stores in the state as well.  I can probably get another 20 birds or so with some luck this week, unless I head to the shore--then I could probably pick up some more.  Will have to do some additional exploring to see where I might pick up a bunch of additional species without having to go to the Philadelphia Zoo!

American Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Cranwell's Horned Frog Ceratophrys cranwelli 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata 19-Sep-13 Home, Hunterdon, NJ
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Northern Parula Setophaga americana 19-Sep-13 Home, Hunterdon, NJ
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Society Finch Lonchura striata 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina 19-Sep-13 Home, Hunterdon, NJ
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Red-clawed Crab Perisesarma bidens 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Scale Insect (Carmine) Dactylopius coccus 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus 19-Sep-13 Spruce Run, Hunterdon, NJ
Chinese Hamster Cricetulus griseus 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Djungarian Hamster Phodopus sungorus 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Roborovski Hamster Phodopus roborovskii 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Adromischus cristatus Adromischus cristatus 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Aloe Zanzibarica Aloe juvenna 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Alstroemeria Alstroemeria sp. 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Anemarrhena rhizome Anemarrhena asphodeloides 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Autumn-Olive Elaeagnus umbellata 19-Sep-13 Spruce Run, Hunterdon, NJ
Baby's Breath Gypsophila paniculata 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflorus 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Beleric Myrobalan Terminalia bellirica 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Blessed Thistle Cnicus benedictu 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Blue Candle Cactus Pilosocereus azureus 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Bunny-ears Cactus Opuntia microdasys 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Caper Bush Capparis spinosa 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Chebulic Myrobalan Terminalia chebula 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Chin Cactus Gymnocalycium mihanovichii, 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Cobweb Houseleek Sempervivum arachnoideum 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Common Chicory  Cichorium intybus 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Common Climbing Aloe Aloe ciliaris 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Cotyledon macrantha Cotyledon macrantha 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Crassula Crassula mesembryanthemoides 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Cryptanthus Cryptanthus marginatus 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Drooping Prickly Pear Opuntia monacantha 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Dwarf Jade Plant Portulacaria afra 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria   Echeveria runyonii 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria   Echeveria x mazarine 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria   Echeveria peacockii 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria   Echeveria x chroma 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria Cactus Echeveria runyonii 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria Cactus Echeveria harmsii 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echeveria Dondo Echeveria x derenbergii 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Echinacea Echinacea angostifolia 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Forsythia Forsythia suspensa 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Garden Angelica Angelica archangelica 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Giant Ragweed Ambrosia trifida 19-Sep-13 Spruce Run, Hunterdon, NJ
Goji/Wolfberry Lycium barbarum 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Golden Sedum Sedum adolphii 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Golden-toothed Aloe Aloe noblis 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Indian Fig Opuntia/Prickly Pear Opuntia ficus-indica 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Indian Gooseberry Phyllanthus emblica 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Indian Sarsparilla Hemidesmus indicus 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Japanese Stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum 19-Sep-13 Clinton WMA, Hunterdon, NJ
Jing Jie Schizonepeta tenuifolia 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Kombu Saccharina japonica 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Licorice  Glycyrrhiza glabra 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Mammillaria Mammillaria celsiana 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Marshmallow Althaea officinalis 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Money Tree Crassula ovata 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Omija Schisandra chinensis 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Opuntia Prickly Pear Opuntia subulata 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Parodia Parodia mammulosa 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Pork and Beans Sedum rubrotinctum 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Red-button Opuntia Opuntia quitensis 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Rooibos Aspalathus linearis 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Safari Conebush Leucadendron laureolum x L. salignum 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Sedum nussbaumerianum Sedum nussbaumerianum 19-Sep-13 Walmart, Flemington, NJ
Shiso Perilla frutescens 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Spearmint Mentha spicata 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Sprenger's Magnolia Magnolia sprengeri 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Star Anise Illicium verum 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Stevia Stevia rebaudiana 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Tillandsia Tillandsia sp. 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Yerba Mate Ilex paraguariensis 19-Sep-13 Shoprite, Clinton, NJ
Brown Anole Anolis sagrei 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Central Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticep 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Chinese Water Dragon Physignathus cocincinus 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Long-tailed Grass Lizard Takydromus sexlineatus 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ
Veiled Chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus 19-Sep-13 Petsmart, Flemington,NJ

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