Wearing Federal band number 1937-70307, I have pictures but they aren't perfectly clear on the numbers. He stayed near the pond for a long time, then later I saw him preening in a tree, bald cypress?
Adult Sceloporus occidentalis found at Silver Spur elementary school.
Baby Western Fence Lizard found at Silver Spur elementary school.
This one has intact tail, was in the garden near parsley and nasturtiums.
This one was inside, possibly the same one as found inside recently. After the picture I put him out in the oregano. The very tip of his tail was lost.
Giant kelp washed on to the rocks. Plentiful
Giant kelp at the dive site. Consistent healthy looking (no decay), at water temp of 67.
Plenty of fresh new growth, thick around reefs, blocking sunlight.
Also saw single blade kelp growth, fedora all in good conditions.
Will return for research site and take pictures
Adult Spotted head lizard exploring melaleuca quinquinerva bark stored in pot. first I saw just the end of the tail, then his face.
This tiny lizard was hunting in the bark mulch and ate a tiny spider. I disturbed the mulch and there were little wood lice and some tiny things that resembled miniature termites. He is about 40 to 50 ft from where adults were found earlier this year mating.
Friend sees them commonly at this location (posting this on behalf of someone)
On same flax flower buds as observation when they were smaller.
Observed perched on cactus and foraging on the ground in the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Reserve.
The cap was powdery
Found DOR, probably hit this mourning. Ventral pattern transitioned to red 1/3 way down the body. Very dull, but complete ring.
"A big speckled Sea Hare. As seen in every ocean aquatic touch tank around the country. Some think it as a sea slug. Amazing creature. Found on the beach under The Donalds Golf Club for the Sickly Rich."
- Doyle Harrison @niceislife
Observation and photo by Doyle Harrison, sent via Instagram, #bioblitzla
Found this Brown Speckled Sea Hare in a tide pool. In an area that is inshore from a giant kelp forest.
These Western Fence Lizards were found all over the Roadrunner Trail.
Small green grasshopper on garden sage that has small holes in leaves. About 12 feet away, there were a lot of tiny guys like this, less than a month ago, on grass.
Moth with metallic sheen, was worn, found near grape tomato plants.
Unknown insect in mint flower. At first it resembled larva of ladybug but when I took it out of the flower, it looked very different. I never saw one of these.
Tiny caterpillars on underside of small nasturtium leaves, maybe cabbage white?
Exoskeletons of leafhoppers? On underside of small nasturtium leaves
Mass of eggs on bay, laurus nobilis
Smaller than I usually see, maybe about a third to half grown?