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bloodflower milkweed Asclepias curassavica

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rsmart

Date

August 25, 2014 01:57 PM PDT

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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dcoopercem

Date

May 9, 2009

Description

Apparently attracted to bbq in yard, around 9 PM

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

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champamarie

Date

August 15, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

At Fisherman's Village. Marina Del Rey

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nhm_nature

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observation and photo by Susan Whisnant, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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nhm_nature

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observation and photos by Susan Whisnant, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Mexican Cactus Fly Copestylum mexicanum

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kweiner

Date

August 9, 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Description

On Pink Cedros Island Verbena (Verbena lilacina 'Paseo Rancho')

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Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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charlie

Date

July 26, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

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California Sagebrush Artemisia californica

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fuschiamom

Date

July 26, 2014 12:57 PM PDT

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Western Willet Tringa semipalmata ssp. inornatus

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fuschiamom

Date

July 26, 2014 12:12 PM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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fuschiamom

Date

July 26, 2014 12:20 PM PDT

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Salicornia virginica Salicornia depressa

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fuschiamom

Date

July 26, 2014 11:33 AM PDT

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Long-horned Orthoptera Suborder Ensifera

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lorettarose

Date

July 23, 2014 03:23 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile stage?

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katekanderson17

Date

July 20, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Don't know what kind.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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kweiner

Date

July 20, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Hanging on a jade plant about 12 feet from a Narrow Leaf Milkweed

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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kweiner

Date

July 20, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Description

On Lilac Verbena (Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina')

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Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

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kweiner

Date

July 19, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

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kweiner

Date

July 14, 2014 07:32 AM PDT

Description

Some kind of moth or butterfly? Found on Narrow leaf milkweed flower

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kweiner

Date

July 15, 2014 07:38 AM PDT

Description

Some kind of egg or pupa? Found on Narrow leaf milkweed.

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Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

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nhm_nature

Date

July 13, 2014 01:24 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photos by Rebecca and Joel Okada, then sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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john8

Date

May 6, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

Description

With Surf Scoters at Ballona Creek.

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Two-striped Garter Snake Thamnophis hammondii

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nhm_nature

Date

August 24, 2013 01:54 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observation and photo by Jose Rendon, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Surfbird Calidris virgata

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mickeylong

Date

November 23, 2013

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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

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mickeylong

Date

March 16, 2014

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msarthur

Date

June 3, 2014 11:38 AM PDT

Description

Found on playground

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

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john8

Date

June 23, 2014 08:52 AM PDT

Description

This bird was seen carrying plant material to the nest it was making, possibly with a second grebe seen close by.

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Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

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john8

Date

June 23, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Many seen on rocks of Playa del Rey jetty.

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Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa

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nhm_nature

Date

June 19, 2014 07:30 PM PDT

Description

"Our praying mantis decided to stick around (pun intended), and was still here today (June 19, 7:30 pm), or came back for more, after a week or so:

On lemon grass, in community garden plot, near 3220 Sawtelle blvd, adjacent to I-405, L.A. CA 90066." - Dominique Zosso

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Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa

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nhm_nature

Date

June 15, 2014 09:26 PM PDT

Description

"Picture taken at around 9pm early June 2014, in our community garden plot, close to 3220 Sawtelle blvd; just west of the 405.... Praying mantis on lemon grass." - Dominique Zosso

Photo and observation made by Dominique Zosso, and sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

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john8

Date

May 6, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Description

With Ruddy Turnstone at Playa del Rey breakwater.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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john8

Date

May 6, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Description

With Black Oystercatcher at Playa del Rey breakwater.