GeckoWatch - Data | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The first L.A. County record of a Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) came through NHMLA's community science program. This photo and observation were made by Will and Reese Bernstein.

GeckoWatch Contact Information

General Inquiries
telephone: 213.763.3535

Richard Smart
Manager, Community Science
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
telephone: 213.763.3535

Greg Pauly
Curator, Herpetology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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GeckoWatch Data

To view the GeckoWatch data, visit our project page on iNaturalist:

On the project page you will be able to view a map of observations that have been submitted, see who has contributed, and how many contributions each person has made. You can also sign up to iNaturalist and start contributing your own observations, help identify gecko submissions, and comment on observations from you and others.  You can also read journal posts from the GeckoWatch team.