Flora and Fauna in Colorado

Not all of it, just some of those that we have taken photos of, and attempted to identify. This is a project that will never be finished.

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Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia Mammals
    Class: Aves Birds
    Class: Actinopterygii Fish
    Class: Amphibia Amphibians (Frogs)
    Class: Reptilia Snakes, turtles, lizards
  Phylum: Annelida
    Class: Clitellata Worms
  Phylum: Nematoda
    Class: Secernentea Nematodes & roundworms
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta Insects
    Class: Arachnida Spiders and others
    Class: Malacostraca Crayfish, Woodlice & Sowbugs
    Class: Chilopoda Centipedes
    Class: Diplopoda Millipedes
    Class: Branchiopoda Fairy Shrimp, Daphnia, etc.
    Class: Maxillopoda Cyclops
  Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Gastropoda Slugs & Snails
  Phylum: Platyhelminthes
    Class: Turbellaria Planaria
Kingdom: Plantae
  Division: Magnoliophyta
   Class: Magnoliopsida & Liliopsida Flowering plants
  Division: Pinophyta
    Class: Pinopsida Evergreen trees
  Division: Chlorophyta
    Class: Chlorophyceae Water Net
  Division: Bryophyta
    Class: various Mosses
Kingdom: Fungi
  Phylum: Basidiomycota
    Class: Agaricales Fungi
Kingdom: Protista
  Division: Myxomycota
    Class: not determined Slime Mold
In 2008, when I started this project, my arsenal was three 35mm film cameras and two digital cameras:
a Canon EOS 35mm w/ 500mm lens,
an Olympus OM88 35mm camera with a 400mm lens,
an Olympus OM707 with a 70-210mm lens,
a Sony MVC-FD92 digital camera, usually with a 2x teleconverter,
and a Canon Powershot S2 IS with 12x optical zoom.
In 2012 I am using four digital cameras:
Kodak Z712 7 Mpixel w/ 12x optical zoom
Canon Powershot S2 w/ 12x optical zoom from 2008
Canon Rebel XTi DSLR w/ a variety of lenses, up to 600mm.
Fujifilm 14 Mpixel w/ 24x optical zoom.

It seems that each of these cameras does some things better than the others.

Alyssa uses a Samsung Pro815 digital camera, and a Casio 10 Mpixel.

Pictures Copyright 2007 - 2014 Don Erickson & Alyssa Erickson