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Gulf fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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catherrera1

Date

October 14, 2014 11:40 PM PDT

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c3lara8

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

This cheeseweed plant was discovered in a small ditch next to the Bell-Young pathway on the Occidental College campus. There were other small specimen of this species close by, but all looked to be on the verge of desiccation.

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c3lara8

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

This cheeseweed plant was discovered in the small dirt section next to the parking lot on Range View Avenue on the Occidental College campus. There were other samples of this species scattered around the area.

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Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum

Observer

c3lara8

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

This fountain grass was found (along with a few other small bunches) along Coons Road at Occidental College by the Hillside Theater.

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crimson fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum

Observer

aremi

Date

April 21, 2015

Description

This is picture of two Fountain Grass plants side by side seen growing also near a concrete structure. In the immediate area, this is the only flourishing plant.

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crimson fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum

Observer

aremi

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

This is an example of flourishing Fountain Grass found growing even near a concrete pillar.

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aremi

Date

April 24, 2015

Description

This is a specimen of Malva Parviflora that is seen along the hillside of Mt. Fiji. It is drying due to the more-than -normal intense sun exposure.

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baby bird

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harryahn

Date

April 14, 2015 03:49 PM PDT

Description

A little baby bird out of its nest.

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toad

Observer

harryahn

Date

April 25, 2015 08:37 AM PDT

Description

Found this frog while hiking up the Griffith Park Mountains during the night.

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Desert Stink Beetles Genus Eleodes

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harryahn

Date

April 24, 2015 07:23 PM PDT

Description

Found this bug while hiking up the Griffit Park Mountains.

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cheeseweed mallow Malva parviflora

Observer

aremi

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

This was a drying specimen of Malva Parviflora, most likely in the condition it is because of the intense Southern Californian heat waves.

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crimson fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum

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aremi

Date

April 24, 2015

Description

This was a healthy specimen of Fountain Grass found among other shrubs on a mountain hillside.

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emikoschwab

Date

April 27, 2015 07:25 PM PDT

Description

Found in the side of an un-landscaped hill in eagle rock Los Angeles. (The red one)

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Prickly Pear Opuntia vulgaris

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emikoschwab

Date

April 27, 2015 07:26 PM PDT

Description

Found on a side of a hill with indigenous plants at occidental college. Was about 7inches tall.

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emikoschwab

Date

April 27, 2015 07:27 PM PDT

Description

Found on the side of a hill, completely golden and large

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palo verde Parkinsonia texana

Observer

emikoschwab

Date

April 27, 2015 07:37 PM PDT

Description

Found on occidental college campus by baseball field

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rixzy_r

Date

the past

Description

This tree is also found along the edges in the softball field from my school. It was artificially planted.

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Clister Fly (Pollenia Rudis) Pollenia rudis

Observer

rixzy_r

Date

the past

Description

This fly was resting on a wall and it looked different from the usual house flies with metalic colors.

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pincushion cactus Genus Mammillaria

Observer

selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

habitat: survive in harsh climates. many types of cacti can grow in many climates throughout the world.
Physical description: green, hard outer membrane with thorns
weather: dry, hot, sandy

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koala Phascolarctos cinereus

Observer

selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

HABITAT: Today, koala populations are confined to a handful of the remaining eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to southern Australia. Don’t let the koala’s cuddly looks fool you; they have powerful legs and forefeet that help them scale the eucalyptus trees in which they live.

DIET: Koalas may be small in size, but they eat approximately two and a half to three lbs. of foliage daily! They mainly munch on the young leaves, shoots, bark, and seedpods of the eucalyptus species that are specific to their habitat
.PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The koala’s body is adapted for a tree-dwelling lifestyle. Their extremely sharp claws, vice-like grip, and ridged foot pads allow them to scale 100 ft

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speke's gazelle Gazella spekei

Observer

selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Place

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Description

ABITAT: Speke’s gazelle are found in open, semi-desert plateaus of Somalia and parts of Ethiopia.

DIET: These browsers feed in the early morning. In their very arid habitat, dew rarely accumulates, and predawn feeding gives these animals the highest moisture content from the foliage they consume.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Small and fragile looking, Speke’s gazelle are fawn-colored with a distinct black flank, and a paler band above it

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andy13

Date

April 27, 2015 06:50 PM PDT

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selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

HABITAT: Peninsular pronghorn live in deserts and semi-deserts of Baja California.

DIET: They eat shrubs, forbs, broad-leaf weeds, cacti, sagebrush, other leaves, and herbs. They drink when water is available, but can go for weeks without drinking, obtaining moisture from their food.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: These speedy animals stand up to 35 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 125 pounds. They are golden-brown or tan, with white on the lower neck, jaws, stomach, and rump.

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selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

HABITAT: The double-wattled cassowary lives in Papua, New Guinea, and northern Australia. Most often found in rainforests, this species occasionally frequents swampy forested areas. They are excellent swimmers and can often be located near riverbanks.

DIET: The cassowary’s diet consists primarily of fruits and berries; it obtains most of its food from the rainforest floor and from low-hanging tree branches. Cassowaries will also eat fungi, insects, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The cassowary is an important disperser of the seeds of more than a hundred species of rainforest plants.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The cassowary’s body is covered with coarse, black, hair-like feathers, which help the bird to shed water in its rainy habitat. Its head lacks feathers and the skin is bright blue and red.

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selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

habitat: live in a wide variety of habitats including forest, meadows, and deserts in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea.
Behavior: eat mainly ants and termites.
Physical description: with hard needle-like shelter for protection and soft body. Long mouth.

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Zebras

Observer

selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

behavior: spend most of the time searching for food and water. needs to drink water as least once a day. Can never be far from food or supplies.
habitat: Africa
physical characteristics: strong muscular legs help them run fast. Sharpe hooves, large ears, and erect.
weather: raining, humid, cold

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African lion Panthera leo

Observer

selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Habitat: Formerly all of Africa into the near and middle east as far as India.
Behavior: Meat eaters. They hunt and scavenge large hoofed animals such as zebra and wildebeest.
Physical characteristics: male lions often are more furry than the female.
weather: cloudy, humid, raining

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maasai giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. tippelskirchi

Observer

selenachen

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

weather: humid, cloudy, and windy
habitat: lives in open woodlands and grasslands of Africa, mainly in Kenya and Tanzania
behavior: eat leaves, twigs, bark, flowers, and fruits from many different plants.Their diet changes seasonally, they can survive without water for months.
Physical characteristics: around 8-16 feet tall, spot skin, long legs, wide ears

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Mallow Genus Malva

Observer

c3lara8

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

This Malva parviflora was found on Mt. Fiji at Occidental College by the solar panels. It had some purple flowers scattered throughout the plant and buds that appeared to be getting ready to bloom.

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mr_blue

Date

April 27, 2015 04:58 PM PDT