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Coastal California Gnatcatcher Polioptila californica ssp. californica

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lstoneburner

Date

August 10, 2014 06:16 PM PDT

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

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csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Italian Wall Lizard Podarcis sicula

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nhm_nature

Date

July 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two lizards were spotted.
1. This one looks Italian Lizard yet the color is not bright green.
2. This is a small one.
- Ken Yanagida

Observation and photos by Ken Yanagida, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

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cspnl

Date

June 27, 2014 10:33 AM PDT

Description

Rescued and released (banded) Western Gull, called a friend to join him.

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Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

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cspnl

Date

June 27, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 11:15 AM PDT

Description

A caterpillar found crawling over the trail in a shady area.

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Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 11:15 AM PDT

Description

Found under a rock, with some old mud-dauber nests. About 2-3 mm long

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Skippers Family Hesperiidae

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 11:11 AM PDT

Description

A lone orange-brown skipper. Was not feeding, but came to a stop for several minutes on the Poison Oak.

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Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Several tiny bees drinking nectar and collecting pollen. Very small (~1.5 mm maybe). Feeding off Bladderpod flowers.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 10:25 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile found sunning itself. Very skittish.

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Grasshoppers Order Orthoptera

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 09:59 AM PDT

Description

Jumped from one plant to another, and made quite a bit of commotion.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 09:58 AM PDT

Description

One of a lot of Western Fence Lizards out today. Nothing else seems to want to brave the heat.

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Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 09:58 AM PDT

Description

Three together on the Narrow-Leaf Milkweed.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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ajferrara

Date

July 25, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Description

One of a few monarchs I saw today, using Narrow-Leaf Milkweed.

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lorettarose

Date

June 7, 2014 09:11 AM PDT

Description

Sonoran?

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lorettarose

Date

July 23, 2014 10:02 AM PDT

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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cspnl

Date

April 5, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

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lorettarose

Date

July 20, 2014 05:50 PM PDT

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lorettarose

Date

July 20, 2014 05:46 PM PDT

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Large milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus

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lorettarose

Date

July 20, 2014 05:45 PM PDT

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Harlequin bug Murgantia histrionica

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lorettarose

Date

July 20, 2014 05:42 PM PDT

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Audubon's Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

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ajferrara

Date

July 18, 2014 09:53 AM PDT

Description

Found bounding through underbrush near the Nature Center. It was accompanied by a younger Cottontail (Certainly old enough to be self sufficient, maybe totally unrelated, and they just happened to be in the same area).

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ajferrara

Date

July 18, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Description

Not totally sure of the species (Even though I should know it). Found growing on a hillside off the trail by a few yards.