One of a small flock of four parrots: two red-lored amazons, two yellow-headed. This one looks like a juvenile to me.
Four of six seen at the NW end of Lagoon. Established, introduced species here.
One seen at north end of park.
"I've been meaning to submit these photos for a while. We see these creatures all the time in our backyard. There is a county easement at the back of our yard between our block and the next which I think increases chances of wildlife. We get tons of birds, butterflies, these lizards, caterpillars, and occasional possums and raccoons, even a coyote recently.
"The first two are of a salamander we often find when planting, moving pots, etc. These were taken Dec. 23, 2012, at 1:30 in the afternoon. Partly cloudy day.
"I'm also including a photo of our yard for reference (though it is much more lush now with vegetables, natives, and fruit trees)."
- Nicole Lawson
Observation and photos by Nicole Lawson, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"California poppies are starting to bloom. Native to the US, Eschscholzia californica was selected as the CA state flower in 1890." - Aaron Pomerantz
Observation and photo by Aaron Pomerantz.
Originally posted to Instagram:
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"We had a visitor in our back parking lot last night." - Marina Del Ray Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Observation and photo by the Marina Del Ray Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Originally posted to Twitter:
Possible red fox family?
Sorry for the bad picture quality, I didn't want to scare them off.
Ballona Discovery Park
On California Sagebrush. There were several of these on the same plant.
They normally grow up to 33 feet with branches spreading out. But in California they grow up to 10-12 feet. They also need a lot of sun where they are placed at.
The scientific name for a palm tree is Arecaceae. Usually are used as flowering plants. They also have large evergreen leaves that would look either feather or fan leaves.
Lemon trees are slightly acidic soil which is close about 5 to 5.5 pH. They grow up to 10-20 feet and have oily yellow skin that has a strong scent.