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
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...
@10am thousands of toadlets and froglets hunkering in coyote footprints in mud. Many dessicated seen nearby. In annual flood area. Regular herpers have not seen any amphibians in this specific area since- as of 5-2014
Acknowledgement: this animal should not have been held.
@10am thousands of toadlets and froglets hunkering in coyote footprints in mud. Many dessicated seen nearby. This animal seen hopping around footprints. In annual flood area. Regular herpers have not seen any amphibians in this specific area since- as of 5-2014
@9am horsehair worm caught near toad/frog tadpoles
found by the late great Jarron Lucas
Milkweed from my back yard
"This lizard was observed in our small yard that is filled with cacti and succulents. We found it's shed skin about one month ago." - Mike and Donna Dee
Observation and photo made by Mike and Donna Dee, then sent to email@example.com.
Found next to trash cans on side yard of house in Simi Valley, CA
Found in Ventura County on border of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Found on side of road hit by a car
Cheeseboro site 9