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southern pacific rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

ariggle

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

Took a lot of prodding to get this guy off the trail so it wouldn't get run over by cyclists!

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

Observer

zabbey

Date

March 11, 2015 11:27 AM PDT

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Black Sage Salvia mellifera

Observer

modernhiker

Date

March 7, 2015

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Date

March 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

zsgavilan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

seen by Elizabeth Long

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Thick-leaved Yerba Santa Eriodictyon crassifolium

Observer

willyrox05

Date

March 10, 2015 12:55 PM PDT

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California Kingsnake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Place

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Description

A small adult California Kingsnake that we discovered underneath a cover board in the late morning of a warm day.

This particular specimen measured approximately 85 - 90 cm in total length. We are not certain of it's sex, and we did not squeeze around its vent to check for any hemipenes emerged to emerge.

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California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A very vocal California Thrasher that was perched and calling from the top of a small tree in the late morning around 11 am.

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Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A relatively large centipede that we discovered underneath a cover board. It scurried off as I snapped a few photos of it.
Based on the size of the snake hook in the photo, this specimen measured approximately 8.5 - 9 cm in total length.

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western side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

An adult Uta basking and posturing on top of a rock in the late morning.

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A single Red-shouldered Hawk that we noticed circle and screaming overhead, after a trio of Red-tailed hawks had moved on.
While the photo is not of the best quality, its identity was confirmed by its distinctive vocalizations.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

One of three adult Red-tailed Hawks that we saw circling around a thermal on a warm morning, around 11 am.

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western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A large male Western Fence Lizard posturing on a large boulder around 11 am, on a warm morning.

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Scentless Plant Bugs Family Rhopalidae

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

An unidentified insect that we saw crawling over some recent honeycombs of an abandoned European Honeybee hive.

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western side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

Another adult Uta that scurried out from under a cover board in the warm morning before 11 am.

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A large female Cooper's Hawk that was soaring in the distance. Unfortunately, I was not able to get a closer shot of it, but was able to confirm its identity via the distinctive calls between her and her unseen mate or rival that was perched in a tree somewhere on the other side of the canyon.

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western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A large adult Western Fence Lizard that was scurrying across the vertical surface of a boulder.

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western side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

An adult Uta basking on a rock.

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western side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

And adult Uta that was basking on a rock as the morning started to warm.

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western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

The first of several Sceloporus occidentalis as the morning became warmer and warmer.

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Vaejovis puritanus Paravaejovis puritanus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A small scorpion we found under a cover board around 8:30 am. It measured a total of approximately 4 cm.

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Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

A male Allen's Hummingbird I saw perched on a tree branch, just before 8 am.

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Brewer's redmaids Calandrinia breweri

Observer

bbunny

Date

March 7, 2015 11:50 AM PST

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Redmaids Calandrinia ciliata

Observer

zabbey

Date

March 3, 2015 11:10 AM PST

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Clearwater cryptantha Cryptantha intermedia

Observer

zabbey

Date

March 3, 2015

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zabbey

Date

March 3, 2015

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Observer

esimms

Date

February 21, 2015 01:28 PM PST

Description

Dry roadbed near Chatsworth Park; San Fernando Valley.

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Lawrence's Goldfinch Spinus lawrencei

Observer

bbunny

Date

February 2, 2015 03:56 PM PST

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chipping sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

bbunny

Date

February 2, 2015 03:55 PM PST