I think this western fence lizard is trying to move in
I'm listing as an allen's hummingbird instead of a rufous hummingbird because of the green in its back plumage.
Go Pro nature capture
Left side of the picture, captured by trail cam.
Captured by a trail camera at 2 am.
Alive on road, wet night!
"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.
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.
One of a few colonies of harvester ants that I've noticed along the edge of an asphalt-paved road
A small, approximately 2.5 cm long scorpion that had been found under a boulder at a survey sight.
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
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.
First time spotting an alligator lizard in the neighborhood.
Two spotted together
Hybrid. We think Q. macdonaldii
Or might be a western sagebrush lizard
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...