Photos / Sounds

What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

December 6, 2014 01:39 PM PST

Description

"We saw this lizard in the front yard of my friend's house. He said that it has lived in the bush near the front entrance to his house for the last 3 years." - Daniel Barcenas

Observation and photo by Daniel Barcenas.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-bellied Slender Salamander Batrachoseps nigriventris

Observer

eeb101

Date

December 1, 2014 07:00 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen on the vertical face of a cinder block wall, below a bed of ivy, next to sidewalk & street.
Can provide higher resolution copies of images to NHM.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Grey Squirrel Sciurus griseus

Observer

squirrelguy

Date

September 17, 2014

Description

road kill

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

western harvester ant Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One of a few colonies of harvester ants that I've noticed along the edge of an asphalt-paved road

Photos / Sounds

What

Vaejovis puritanus Paravaejovis puritanus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A small, approximately 2.5 cm long scorpion that had been found under a boulder at a survey sight.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

white-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Description

A recently deceased white-crowned sparrow. I do not know the cause of death, and ants were moving through a hole in the hollowed out body cavity

Photos / Sounds

What

western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A dark, adult male western fence lizard that had been found underneath a coverboard during a survey at one of the Southwestern Herp Society's field sites. As it was barely after 8 am, and this board had been positioned in the shade of nearby brush, he had not been warmed by the sun, and was still sluggish when we found him. He was released back under the board after being photographed.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

November 4, 2014 06:04 PM PST

Description

First time spotting an alligator lizard in the neighborhood.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

November 3, 2014 03:35 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

November 3, 2014 03:33 PM PST

Description

Two spotted together

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

October 24, 2014 09:55 AM PDT

Description

RASCals

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chaparral

Date

October 1, 2014 01:31 PM PDT

Description

Hybrid. We think Q. macdonaldii

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

September 16, 2014 03:37 PM PDT

Description

Or might be a western sagebrush lizard

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

ariggle

Date

September 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

justaskdave

Date

August 9, 2014 10:00 PM PDT

Description

Black widow type spider observed in Knapp Ranch Park in West Hills, CA

Appears to be Latrodectus variolus --the Northern Black widow.

However from all range maps it shouldn't be in So Cali...

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

chaparral

Date

August 13, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

ariggle

Date

August 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus) Pyrrhocoris apterus

Observer

ariggle

Date

the past

Description

Firebugs are mating all over the place in Cheeseboro Canyon!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

ariggle

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Spotted this guy in Cheeseboro Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Been waiting for years to see a tarantula-- woohoo!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jerrybarnhart

Date

July 2, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jerrybarnhart

Date

June 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

bloodflower milkweed Asclepias curassavica

Observer

jerrybarnhart

Date

June 23, 2014

Description

Milkweed from my back yard

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

nicolemiccolis

Date

June 1, 2014 11:47 AM PDT

Description

Found next to trash cans on side yard of house in Simi Valley, CA

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus

Observer

nicolemiccolis

Date

May 24, 2014 05:41 PM PDT

Description

Found in Ventura County on border of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus

Observer

nicolemiccolis

Date

May 24, 2014 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Found on side of road hit by a car

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

louiseboyer

Date

April 17, 2014 02:43 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Indian Paintbrush Genus Castilleja

Observer

louiseboyer

Date

April 17, 2014 10:34 AM PDT

Description

Castilleja affinis

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

chaparral

Date

May 12, 2014 08:19 AM PDT

Description

Cheeseboro site 9

Photos / Sounds

What

Coulter's snapdragon Antirrhinum coulterianum

Observer

zabbey

Date

May 8, 2014 01:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

zabbey

Date

May 8, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

Description

Greenbark? Or is it cercocarpus??