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shrub

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riversedge

Date

November 9, 2014 11:16 AM PST

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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riversedge

Date

November 9, 2014 10:22 AM PST

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acorn woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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ariggle

Date

November 17, 2014

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Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Date

November 8, 2014 04:53 PM PST

Description

Found under a rock in a dry pond bed in Rocky Oaks. Did not sex.

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Western gray squirrel Sciurus griseus

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nhmordenana

Date

September 30, 2014 05:41 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

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chaparral

Date

September 17, 2014 07:30 AM PDT

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Coastal Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. stejnegeri

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keithmelliott

Date

August 27, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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gregpauly

Date

August 16, 2014 10:08 PM AKDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observed at UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Field Station.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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keithmelliott

Date

August 13, 2014 08:30 AM PDT

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

August 13, 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Description

juvenile, head plus body less than 2cm

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Acorn woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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keithmelliott

Date

August 10, 2014 02:58 PM PDT

Description

Three in this palm tree

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silver rock-lettuce Stephanomeria cichoriacea

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keithmelliott

Date

August 1, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

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Great Basin fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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keithmelliott

Date

August 1, 2014 08:47 AM PDT

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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keithmelliott

Date

August 1, 2014 08:35 AM PDT

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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keithmelliott

Date

July 29, 2014 08:59 AM PDT

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Coastal Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. stejnegeri

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

July 29, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

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roadrunner

Observer

eeb101

Date

July 28, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Ran uphill and across a driveway/road to Fireworks Hill

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

This is pretty horrible but... interesting. A King Snake (the second one we saw) returned to the pond area and somehow grabbed a lizard, and ate it. I was lucky to be there with my camera but felt sorry for the little herp - I like lizards
Strangely, the wild birds were coming VERY close to the snake, even hovering over it as though they were going to strike it and these were small birds of varying types. I don't know if they're curious or threatened but they aren't very smart! That King Snake is fast." - Virginia Tucker

Observation and photos by Virginia Tucker, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

July 10, 2014

Place

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Description

"New King Snake visiting on July 10th, 2014. We think it was the same snake as the first one we saw. It had a different pattern than the second, which I could compare in the photos. We handled it just enough to get good pics, then it went back up the hill towards the Live Oaks and chaparral. Clearly, they keep coming to the same area for food and drink. I've seen dozens of lizards as well but they're harder to get photos of." - Virginia Tucker

Observation and photos by Virginia Tucker, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

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keithmelliott

Date

July 21, 2014 07:23 PM PDT

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southern california black walnut Juglans californica

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

July 16, 2014 02:38 PM PDT

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Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

Description

on erigonum fasciculatum

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 12:02 PM PDT

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silver rock-lettuce Stephanomeria cichoriacea

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keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

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California Aster Corethrogyne filaginifolia

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keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 11:06 AM PDT

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Coastal Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. stejnegeri

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keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 10:04 AM PDT

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silver rock-lettuce Stephanomeria cichoriacea

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keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

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slender tarweed Deinandra fasciculata

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keithmelliott

Date

July 15, 2014 10:04 AM PDT

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Laurel Sumac Malosma laurina

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keithmelliott

Date

August 13, 2013 11:39 AM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

August 10, 2005 06:18 AM PDT

Description

I know this is a very old observation...but owls used to nest in our yard every year. 2005 was the last, and I have not seen one here since.