Citizen Science Coordinator
Assistant Curator, Herpetology
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Want to learn more about urban nature? Check out our L.A.'s Urban Nature blog http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog
To view the most recent Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California (RASCals) data, visit our project page on iNaturalist: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/rascals.
On the project page you will be able to view a map of observations that have been submitted, see who has contributed, how many contributions each person has made, and how many of the potential species in this area have been documented through RASCals.
From 2010 to June 2013, NHM had a successful citizen science project called Lost Lizards of Los Angeles (LLOLA). LLOLA aimed to find out where lizards occur in the Los Angeles Basin, and start to hypothesize why they can survive there.
The success of this project led NHM to expand the scope by including all reptiles and amphibians and expanding the geographic range from the Greater L.A. Area to all of southern California.
While LLOLA is no longer active, the data can still be viewed.