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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

May 22, 2010

Description

"Spunky Canyon Road, Angeles Forest near Bouquet Reservoir " - Clare MK

Observation and photos by Clare MK, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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What

Scorpions Order Scorpiones

Date

July 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Red Coachwhip Coluber flagellum ssp. piceus

Date

June 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Date

June 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Red Coachwhip Coluber flagellum ssp. piceus

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

gluesenkamp

Date

June 6, 2014 06:13 PM PDT

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Observer

gluesenkamp

Date

June 6, 2014 06:13 PM PDT

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Date

May 14, 2014

Place

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Date

May 10, 2014

Place

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What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Date

April 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

Observer

anita363

Date

April 15, 2003 06:26 PM EDT

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What

Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii) Phrynosoma blainvillii

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

May 18, 2008

Description

This horned lizard was found on the forest highway N2 west of Lake Elizabeth, Los Angeles County.

May 18, 2008. He was very pale - the soil was very light in color.

Submitted by:
Clare Marter Kenyon, Los Angeles, CA 90065

This observation was emailed to the rascals@nhm.org. Observation and photo by Clark MK.

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Observer

nhm_nature

Date

May 22, 2010

Description

This observation was emailed to the rascals@nhm.org account. Observation and photos were made by Clare MK.

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Observer

bbunny

Date

March 30, 2012 02:22 PM PDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:34 PM EDT

Description

Looking rather windblown. The coreopsis is one of the dominant species in those spectacular hillside displays; this shot shows the foliage more clearly. However, it is joined here by a different lupine: the Mojave Royal Lupine, found in the true desert, is similar to the Valley Lupine seen on the grassland hillsides, but the plants are smaller, the flowers are a more intense royal blue, and the leaves are all basal (sprouting from the base of the plant instead of along a stem).

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What

Coreopsis bigelovii Leptosyne bigelovii

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:34 PM EDT

Description

Looking rather windblown. The coreopsis is one of the dominant species in those spectacular hillside displays; this shot shows the foliage more clearly. However, it is joined here by a different lupine: the Mojave Royal Lupine, found in the true desert, is similar to the Valley Lupine seen on the grassland hillsides, but the plants are smaller, the flowers are a more intense royal blue, and the leaves are all basal (sprouting from the base of the plant instead of along a stem).

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Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:04 PM EDT

Description

Had this IDed as Dune (O. deltoides), but not sure I correctly eliminated similar sp. Then again, I may have done so & now don't remember how. :-) Mojave Desert, in a protected draw right at the base of the San Gabriel Mtns.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:53 PM EDT

Description

There was a large display of these in San Francisquito Canyon. It comes in a variety of shades, from white to medium blue. Shot of bush here.

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What

Chia Salvia columbariae

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 07:13 PM EDT

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Observer

stevelopez

Date

September 4, 2012 03:00 PM PDT

Description

Dark head area, red body, yellowish rear area.

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What

bajada lupine Lupinus concinnus

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:08 PM EDT

Description

Uncommon; in a protected hollow. Smaller than Miniature Lupine, but with larger flowers.

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What

miniature lupine Lupinus bicolor

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:10 PM EDT

Description

Common & widespread

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What

whitedaisy tidytips Layia glandulosa

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:18 PM EDT

Description

Uncommon this trip; in a protected hollow.

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What

California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:20 PM EDT

Description

California Poppies can grow as either annuals or, less commonly, perennials. The perennials are usually just slightly larger clumps within the carpet of annuals, but this was a true prize specimen, growing all by itself on the edge of a shallow wash.

Photos / Sounds

What

California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 04:49 PM EDT

Description

These poppies at the edge of an arroyo offered a ground-level perspective.

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What

canaigre dock Rumex hymenosepalus

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:03 PM EDT

Description

Only seen in this one spot. Native, much to my shock -- does look kinda coarse and weedy.

Seems that genera in which some members are native and others introduced, as in this genus, are the exception rather than the rule.

My first posted photo from the buckwheat family.

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What

bush poppy Dendromecon rigida

Observer

anita363

Date

April 16, 2003 06:56 PM EDT

Description

Roadside -- only one seen.

Native range is California and northern Baja.

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What

miniature lupine Lupinus bicolor

Observer

bbunny

Date

March 30, 2012 04:12 PM PDT

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What

whitedaisy tidytips Layia glandulosa

Observer

bbunny

Date

March 30, 2012 04:12 PM PDT