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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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helenwsung

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April 11, 2014 01:31 PM PDT

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lilasaur

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April 6, 2014 03:54 PM PDT

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Frogs and Toads (Anura) Order Anura

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hoganle92

Date

April 11, 2014 02:20 PM PDT

Description

Pseudacris regilla

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Frogs and Toads (Anura) Order Anura

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hoganle92

Date

April 11, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

Description

Pseudacris Regilla

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psimmons

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

I have several of these guys (gals?) at my feeder.

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Spiders Order Araneae

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msarthur

Date

April 10, 2014 07:35 PM PDT

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Spiders Order Araneae

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msarthur

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April 10, 2014 07:35 PM PDT

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Pillbugs Family Armadillidiidae

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msarthur

Date

April 10, 2014 10:40 AM PDT

Description

It looks like a purple rolypoly.

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Rolypoly

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msarthur

Date

April 10, 2014 10:42 AM PDT

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Rolypoly

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msarthur

Date

April 10, 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Description

Is it laying eggs?

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Yellowbelly Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. scripta

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danielletran

Date

April 4, 2014 02:19 PM PDT

Description

A female specimen probably with respiratory and eye infections

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venizen

Date

April 5, 2014

Place

Venice CA (Google, OSM)

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Spiders Order Araneae

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cold-blooded_kid

Date

April 8, 2014 08:29 AM PDT

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Red-shouldered Bug Jadera haematoloma

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cold-blooded_kid

Date

April 5, 2014 12:28 PM PDT

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Insect

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cold-blooded_kid

Date

April 5, 2014 05:22 PM PDT

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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jenniferarrow7

Date

April 7, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

Description

This had a white head as well as the white tail and caused a flock of seagulls to scatter in panic. It was a bit larger than our usual hawks.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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nhm_nature

Date

February 26, 2014

Description

"I saw this butterfly on some flowers by my neighbor's driveway as I was walking home one day last February." - Jody Reichel

This observation and photo were made by Jody Reichel and sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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haleycg

Date

April 4, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

Description

Approximately 60 red eared sliders seen at the UCLA botanical gardens

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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kweiner

Date

April 5, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Description

In lilac verbena plants in my front yard

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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nhm_nature

Date

April 2, 2014

Description

"Dear NHM,

Our family enjoyed your exhibit on the eco-systems in Los Angeles. We are forwarding you photos of some smaller birds that a few weeks back started building a nest in our outdoor room in Venice, CA. The nest is behind an outdoor speaker mounted near the ceiling. These photos were taken April 2nd at 11:45 a.m. We wonder what kind of birds these are - they are perhaps a type of sparrow with tan colored feathers and we presume the male has the brighter color chest with some red feathers on it.

It’s been fun listening to the birds beautiful tweeting and it makes it feel like spring is in the air!"

- The Noble Family

This observation and its associated photos were made by the Noble Family and sent to nature@nhm.org.

UPDATE: On April 5 Michelle said, "Just this morning I could see that birds have hatched and there are 2 or 3 little ones in the nest now." She also send over a photo of one of the House Finches stranding on a utility wire. "Once we leave the yard it then goes into the nest."

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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dnlphillips

Date

April 1, 2014 06:56 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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lisamoss

Date

March 7, 2014 12:30 PM PST

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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cbabeli

Date

March 29, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Description

lizard, approximate size 6 inch, with brown, white, black and gray markings. seems to live under my creeping rosemary and raised flower pots. this sighting shows him on an outdoor sofa.

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common plantain Plantago major

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dnlphillips

Date

March 28, 2014 04:35 PM PDT

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dnlphillips

Date

March 28, 2014 04:36 PM PDT

Description

This grows all over LA in disturbed areas.

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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dnlphillips

Date

March 28, 2014 04:37 PM PDT

Description

This is also everywhere in LA. Help!

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dnlphillips

Date

March 20, 2014 09:49 AM PDT

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common plantain Plantago major

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dnlphillips

Date

March 20, 2014 09:49 AM PDT

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Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae) Oxalis pes-caprae

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dnlphillips

Date

March 20, 2014 09:52 AM PDT

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Flowering Plants (Phylum Magnoliophyta) Phylum Magnoliophyta

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dnlphillips

Date

March 20, 2014 09:59 AM PDT