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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

August 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"I found a snake today. I have never seen this type of snake before. It was just inside the front entrance." - Kunio "Ken" Yanagida

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

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 27, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This one is medium sized, smaller than the one that was hiding between the retaining wall blocks for about a week and a half (and moved on). Sadly this one looks like it lost most of its tail. Was near garden sage plant just about 6 feet East of the oregano where the tiny lizards found in the house, were released today. Sorry photo is so blurry, he was understandably very skittish unlike the others, and ran away before I could get any more photos. He's probably 2 to 3 times as big as the one found on gray cinderblock wall a few days ago (head/neck size).

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 27, 2014 12:02 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found another one, mostly hidden under throw rug, about 8 feet from dog's indoor food and water. This one didn't have a complete tail, looked healed over. Put in baggie; took outside near oregano and released. He crawled under some of the bark mulch and eventually went under the oregano to join the one released there about 1/2 hour ago. For size reference, the print from 20 to s in Dis, is 1 3/8 inch. (approximate snout to vent-with bend in body). The word DATE on baggie is 1/2 inch.

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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

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

csavy

Date

October 19, 2013

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Italian Wall Lizard Podarcis sicula

Observer

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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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

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

Observer

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

Observer

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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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

cspnl

Date

April 5, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

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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.

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San Diego Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens

Observer

ajferrara

Date

July 18, 2014 11:32 AM PDT

Description

Found in a little depression in the ground, initially well hidden under grass (and I returned it to it's hiding spot after nudging it out to see its head). It was cold, and slow to move and react.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

ajferrara

Date

July 18, 2014 11:39 AM PDT

Description

Especially dark. It was a cool and cloudy morning, and this trail was fairly breezy and cool.

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

ajferrara

Date

July 18, 2014 11:38 AM PDT

Description

A Lesser Goldfinch feeding of a small plant.

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sstorer

Date

July 17, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

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BCNH Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

cspnl

Date

April 28, 2014 11:04 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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BCNH Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 21, 2013 12:32 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

with slider turtle, DOGO and DODU

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BCNH Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

cspnl

Date

May 17, 2009 03:08 PM PDT

Place

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Description

adult

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Western Side-Blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

tesla29

Date

July 15, 2014 01:16 PM PDT

Description

Saw many of these in Pv

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Phrynosomatid lizards Family Phrynosomatidae

Observer

tesla29

Date

July 15, 2014 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Just a western that I spotted in Pv. It was one of many.

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Say's Stink Bug Chlorochroa sayi

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lorettarose

Date

July 14, 2014 04:54 PM PDT

Description

On a stucco wall.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

ajferrara

Date

July 11, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Description

This one was sitting out in the trail, presumably sunning itself. It run into a bush to get away from me.

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Vivid Dancer Argia vivida

Observer

ajferrara

Date

July 11, 2014 10:39 AM PDT

Description

I saw several of these out that day. This one landed on the ground, and allowed me to get close enough to get some fairly decent photographs.