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Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

gwennoda

Date

July 2, 2015

Description

Still lots of it in Marguerite Cove where we are restoring kelp with the LAWaterkeeper.

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

June 29, 2015 10:07 AM PDT

Description

Observation and photo by George Rhe.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 26, 2015 05:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"We found this lizard on April 26, 2015 in our backyard. It was around 5pm I think. It hung out for a while then crawled under the fence into our neighbors yard.

"We've had other lizards in our yard and once one was stuck in our BBQ a few years back but I hadn't taken photos. Now that we know about this program we will participate :) Thank you!!"

- Pam Almeida

Observation and photos by Pam Almeida, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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firefly

Date

June 13, 2015

Description

White and black or dark brown striped shell. Light brown body.

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Buntings and New World Sparrows Family Emberizidae

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 03:50 PM PDT

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Bee Fly?

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 02:10 PM PDT

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Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 02:10 PM PDT

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 02:10 PM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 02:10 PM PDT

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 02:10 PM PDT

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 12:41 PM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 12:41 PM PDT

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Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 12:41 PM PDT

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

Description

side-blotched?

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Umber Skipper Poanes melane

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis

Observer

dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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dwest

Date

June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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California Gnatcatcher Polioptila californica

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

June 28, 2015 09:46 PM PDT

Description

A pair of gnatcatchers was observed foraging in coastal chaparral. I'm assuming they're blue-gray gnatcatchers, but I have some doubts, and I know california gnatcatchers have been recorded at this location, so I'm hoping more experienced birders might be able to help me identify this bird. Tertials are hard to see in the photos, but the underside of the tail is pretty clearly black, which I believe is a california gnatcatcher trait? (I have more photos if anyone would like to see more angles/positions let me know)

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

onlyarose

Date

June 28, 2015 10:28 AM PDT

Place

San Pedro (Google, OSM)

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

benoith

Date

April 30, 2015 11:18 AM PDT

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Observer

maxbuggenious

Date

June 1, 2015 05:54 PM PDT

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California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

rkharwood

Date

June 22, 2015

Description

A pair of Red-shouldered Hawks have been working the suburban canyon, wheeling overhead and making a racket all day today.

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

June 14, 2015 11:49 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One picture shows the two 'looks' I noticed side by side. There is a nearby nesting site with large number of terns. I am not sure if the species, I know there are individuals with yellow-orange beaks, and individuals with red beaks.

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

June 14, 2015 03:36 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There is a nearby nesting site with large number of terns. I am not sure if the species, I know there are individuals with yellow-orange beaks, and individuals with red beaks.

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Observer

bertdaman

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

"Old Marine Land" site, Long Point to Cobble Beach.

Water temp 62 degrees at 55ft depth.

Healthy looking giant kelp from Long Point all the way to Cobble Beach. Depth most kelp observed 35ft.

Some decay on top near water surface, otherwise thick below that.

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What

Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

kyuskoff

Date

June 13, 2015

Place

"Reef 120" (Google, OSM)

Description

Reef 120 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. Lots of Giant Kelp although some of it was coved in a waxy white material (fungus?). We also spotted several Bat Stars and Brittle Stars.