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Observer

andrew_louros

Date

June 26, 2014 03:38 PM PDT

Description

young Alligator Lizard found in a large pot beside a horse trail.

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What

Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

Observer

cspnl

Date

January 29, 2015 03:52 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2 observed foraging where weeds were pulled shortly beforehand

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

cspnl

Date

January 29, 2015 12:53 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2 seen, sunning on rubber floor mats standing on edge, against N side of structure. One, large and fat and dark, the second smaller and much more brightly colored.

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

January 18, 2015 12:52 PM PST

Description

"The attached photo was taken on 1/18/15 at the South Bay Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes."
- Lisa Lazar

Observation and photo by Lisa Lazar and family, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus

Observer

john8

Date

January 17, 2015 11:04 AM PST

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Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Observer

newt8686

Date

January 12, 2015

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Russian thistle Salsola tragus

Observer

newt8686

Date

January 12, 2015

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Mallow Genus Malva

Observer

newt8686

Date

January 12, 2015

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What

California Gnatcatcher Polioptila californica

Observer

john8

Date

May 26, 2012 09:11 AM PDT

Description

Ocean Trails, Ranchos Palos Verdes

Plants

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

December 18, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"Birds eye-view of my rainforest garden here in Carson." - Cesar

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Palos Verdes Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus ssp. palosverdesensis

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

December 12, 2014 11:12 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I spotted a pair of these, and I believe them to be our local endangered butterfly, however, I may have misidentified them.

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Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae

Observer

cspnl

Date

December 7, 2014 12:46 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae

Observer

cspnl

Date

December 9, 2014 12:10 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Perching in Pineapple Sage, recently showed up, not the usual Anna's or Allen's. Voice is slightly different too.

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

rgorcik

Date

April 5, 2014 05:38 PM PDT

Description

California Sea Lions hanging out on buoy in middle of the open water. That is why Place marker is in the middle of the ocean.

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Observer

rsmart

Date

November 30, 2014 12:54 PM PST

Description

Sun bathing at Albalone Cove. Me and two others were surprised when we saw this seal. It was laying on the rocks, and didn't seem to bothered by us or other people. It would raise its head and its tail at times, almost as if it was doing it to prevent itself from getting wet from the waves.

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Goose Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

Observer

rsmart

Date

November 30, 2014 12:42 PM PST

Description

We saw lots of these as we explored Abalone Cove.

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Sea Anemones Order Actiniaria

Observer

rsmart

Date

November 30, 2014 11:50 AM PST

Description

Saw several sea anemones during our excursion through Abalone Cove. Some of them had lots of rocks and bits of shells on them. I wasn't sure if that was on purpose or accidental, but it definitely helped them camouflage themselves.

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Hermit Crabs Superfamily Paguroidea

Observer

rsmart

Date

November 30, 2014 11:31 AM PST

Description

We saw several hermit crabs of different sizes throughout Abalone Cove. I saw two that appeared to be eating a sea anemone, which surprised me since anemones can be poisonous. Perhaps they do not affect hermit crabs.

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Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

Observer

rsmart

Date

November 30, 2014 11:27 AM PST

Description

This crab had a great hiding spot, under some rocks in Abalone Cove. At first I thought it was a hermit crab, but then realized it wasn't in a shell. Then I noticed its green coloration, and recognized it as a striped shore crab.

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Black Turban Snail Chlorostoma funebralis

Observer

rsmart

Date

November 30, 2014 11:24 AM PST

Description

Snails on some sea weed and rocks at Abalone Cove.

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

newt8686

Date

November 23, 2014

Description

in a tide pool

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Sea Anemone Order Actiniaria

Observer

newt8686

Date

November 23, 2014

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California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

newt8686

Date

November 23, 2014

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Brittle Stars Class Ophiuroidea

Observer

newt8686

Date

November 23, 2014

Description

under a rock in a tide pool

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Garden Slender Salamander Batrachoseps major

Observer

cspnl

Date

November 22, 2014 05:04 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Dark salamander found on S side of building under 4x4 inch paver between volunteer parsley plants a few feet from water spigot and from potted plants that are watered only a couple of times a month. For reference, a 3x5 index card, lines are 1/4 inch. Salamander is about 1/8 inch wide maybe. This may be one seen last year, but no photo taken there- or offspring? The color looks uniform, no definite red area on the back like one of the 2 seen about 30 ft north and 15 ft or so West of this location.

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

Observer

cspnl

Date

November 2, 2014 10:58 AM PST

Place

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Description

Small wasp? Unlike others I have seen here. On baby sage flower for size reference.

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Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 26, 2014 01:20 PM PDT

Place

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Description

Another small bird chased it into the door. I put it in a box with a towel and kept it quiet. At first it was breathing heavily then it's breathing was normal. I opened the lid and he hopped onto the box and flew a few feet away onto the patio, then he moved to a shady corner with tomato plant overhanging. Later he was hopping around the planters scratching for food.

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Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 23, 2014 07:50 AM PDT

Place

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Description

In broad daylight, walking South (away from yard with apple and citrus trees and toward another yard with fig tree and citrus) on top of cinder block wall, then turned West and squeezed through gap between wooden fence and chain link fence to yard with orange trees.

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 12, 2014 03:48 PM PDT

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 22, 2014 05:07 PM PDT

Place

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Description

A second caterpillar found, approxiimately the same size as the first. This one is also on volunteer flat leaf parsley, approximately 25 feet south of the other one. Both get morning sun, but shade once the sun moves west.