RASCals at 50,000: By the Numbers

The Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California project just topped 50,000 observations! Let’s take a look back to consider all of the amazing people who have contributed observations, the stunning critters that have been documented, and the fun science that has resulted from these efforts.

Over 7,000 Amazing Community Scientists

Community science (also called citizen science) is often termed “crowdsourcing,” and the success of the RASCals project is entirely dependent on a truly remarkable crowd of observant naturalists. On the RASCals project page, the stats show that 6,927 people have contributed observations, but hundreds of people have also contributed observations through the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Nature in L.A. account through social media, e-mail, and text message submissions. Thus, the actual number of contributors is close to 7,500!

116 Native Species and 55 Non-native Species

Yes, that’s correct, 171 species of ...more ↓
Posted on April 18, 2020 22:05 by gregpauly gregpauly | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California (RASCals)—The goal of this project is to improve our knowledge of native and non-native reptiles and amphibians in southern California.

Southern California is home to 22.5 million people and has experienced dramatic urbanization and habitat modification. Observations will allow us to test how the ranges of various species have ...more ↓

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