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.
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.
This fountain grass was found (along with a few other small bunches) along Coons Road at Occidental College by the Hillside Theater.
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.
This is an example of flourishing Fountain Grass found growing even near a concrete pillar.
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.
A little baby bird out of its nest.
Found this frog while hiking up the Griffith Park Mountains during the night.
Found this bug while hiking up the Griffit Park Mountains.
This was a drying specimen of Malva Parviflora, most likely in the condition it is because of the intense Southern Californian heat waves.
This was a healthy specimen of Fountain Grass found among other shrubs on a mountain hillside.
Found in the side of an un-landscaped hill in eagle rock Los Angeles. (The red one)
Found on a side of a hill with indigenous plants at occidental college. Was about 7inches tall.
Found on the side of a hill, completely golden and large
Found on occidental college campus by baseball field
This tree is also found along the edges in the softball field from my school. It was artificially planted.
This fly was resting on a wall and it looked different from the usual house flies with metalic colors.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
physical characteristics: strong muscular legs help them run fast. Sharpe hooves, large ears, and erect.
weather: raining, humid, cold
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
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
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.