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California peony Paeonia californica

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zabbey

Date

April 9, 2014

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zabbey

Date

April 9, 2014

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Puffball of some sort?

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Bloodflower Milkweed Asclepias curassavica

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nhm_nature

Date

April 7, 2014

Description

This observation and photo were made by Marta Grantsedt and sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 7, 2014 07:56 AM PDT

Description

"Found this morning in Simi Valley!" - Marta Grantsedt

This observation and the photo were made by Marta Grantsedt and sent to nature@nhm.org.

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valley oak Quercus lobata

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April 5, 2014

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turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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April 5, 2014

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Baja California treefrog Pseudacris hypochondriaca

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April 5, 2014

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California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Date

April 5, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Skilton's Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus ssp. skiltonianus

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April 5, 2014

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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April 5, 2014

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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April 5, 2014

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

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April 5, 2014

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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April 5, 2014

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

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April 5, 2014

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Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

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April 5, 2014

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canada geese Branta canadensis

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April 5, 2014

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funnel weaver Tegenaria domestica

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April 5, 2014

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snowy egret Egretta thula

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April 5, 2014

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Coyote Canis latrans

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April 5, 2014

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Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

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April 5, 2014

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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April 5, 2014

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San Diego Nightsnake Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha ssp. klauberi

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April 5, 2014

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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April 5, 2014

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Date

August 7, 2006

Place

(Somewhere...)

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maryf

Date

February 8, 2014

Description

I observed beige- brownish galls,
larger than the ones usually seen at Eaton Canyon. The Gull
Wasp-Callirhytis quercuspomiformis-lays its' eggs on the bud of a twig.
Subsequently,the secretions of larvae causes the
twigs to expand and develop into a fruit like mass. The gall
protects the larvae until it is
fully developed.

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California Broomsage Lepidospartum squamatum

Observer

zabbey

Date

February 13, 2014 07:44 AM PST

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mountain lion Puma concolor

Observer

charlie

Date

March 11, 2004 03:40 AM PET

Place

simi hills (Google, OSM)

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 29, 2012 05:45 PM PDT

Description

This snake was particularly friendly and let me snap a few photos before he snuck back into the bushes :) - Jennifer Gordon

This observation was sent to rascals@nhm.org. Observation and photo by Jennifer Gordon.

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western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

March 12, 2013 01:00 PM PDT

Description

3/12/2013
Noon
Front porch in shade
Sunny
91-100F
No outside house cats or feral cats unless you count mountain lions.

I see these lizards often in this area about once or twice a day at least. Some are shy, some are actually curious. I snapped a picture of a particularly curious one that kept getting closer and closer to me, I wasn't sure if it was poison or would bite so I didn't encourage it to get any closer than it already did. They always like to sit on our porch or on our wall in the backyard.

We see a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, tarantulas, slow moving black stink beetles, centipedes, scorpions, rattlesnakes, water snakes of some kind, coyotes, black widows, gophers, wild rabbits, owls, red tailed hawks, fire ants, I think I saw a bear once... This crazy looking yellow spider that's hind quarters were as big as a quarter, Wild dogs, etc. - Jennifer Gordon

This observation was emailed to the Natural History Museum. Observation and photo taken by Jennifer Gordon.

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Baja California treefrog Pseudacris hypochondriaca

Observer

zabbey

Date

September 11, 2013 12:31 PM PDT