Lost it's tail and is beginning to grow back. Located on a small patch of dirt next to an apartment complex in about 85 degree weather. Did not move away or try to flee as I grabbed it. Last photo is for relative size comparison.
Observation and photos by Susan Whisnant, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Observation and photo by Susan Whisnant, sent to email@example.com.
On Pink Cedros Island Verbena (Verbena lilacina 'Paseo Rancho')
Spotted this daring jumping spider on the window in the atrium of the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries after the morning huddle.
Los Angeles Audubon Summer Interns observed the coachwhip snake in the shrubs near the trail between the Visitor Center and the Overlook. Observed on both july 21 and July 22.
Spotted at UCLA's botanical gardens which is home to numerous red ear sliders. In precious surveys of the area, I had not seen this frog not any tadpoles. It's possibly about 6 inches long.
Single calling Pacific Chorus Frog at outfall draining area near Hetzler and Jefferson along Ballona Creek.
Single calling frog at outfall draining the neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills.
I was house-sitting; as I recall, it was evening (but the photo time-stamp says it was before 6:00 AM. I think that is wrong.); many doors and windows were open; I discovered this - is it a moth? - on the wall of the service porch. I'd never seen such a creature at this location before. I do recall seeing such creatures - very large moths - in the summer of 1984, at night in the LA Colliseum during late night rehearsals of the Opening Ceremonies for the Summer Olympics. There were scores of the moths all over the field, but I did not see any of those close-up. On 9/13/12, when I attempted to relocate the moth in the service poorch to outside, it simply crawled onto my hand, then my shirt. When it was on my hand, its wings were spread open, and it vibrated very, very fast. It was gorgeous. I turned off the service poorch light, brought it outside and closed the door.
There were at least five Western Fence Lizards along a 100m stretch of this trail. All were basking in partial shade. The better of these two photos (with lizard in full sun) was taken after the lizard moved to another rock due to my approach.
There were at least five Western Fence Lizards along a 100m stretch of this trail. All were basking in partial shade. This is the third one that I photographed.
There were at least five Western Fence Lizards along a 100m stretch of this trail. All were basking in partial shade. This is the second of three that I photographed.
On the ground, not moving at all. Went back out later and it had died. Checked and could only find one pair of wings. Maybe a hoverfly?
"I saw this bee pollinating a flower in the Central Garden at the Getty Center." - Jay Vanderwoude
Observation and photos by Jay Vanderwoude, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bromeliad? It's huge!
This palm is dropping orange, small fruits?
Don't know what kind.
Hanging on a jade plant about 12 feet from a Narrow Leaf Milkweed
On Lilac Verbena (Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina')
Some kind of moth or butterfly? Found on Narrow leaf milkweed flower
Some kind of egg or pupa? Found on Narrow leaf milkweed.