Manager, Community Science Program
Assistant Curator, Herpetology
You can also follow Herpetology Section happenings on Facebook at facebook.com/LACMherps.
Want to learn more about urban nature? Check out our Nature in L.A. blog nhm.org/nature/blog
Module - Citizen Science RASCals
Follow the Nature in L.A. blog to keep up on research, community science, and the latest urban nature stories from around the city, as told by NHMLA scientists who live and study in L.A.
Nature in L.A.
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Join us as we use Los Angeles as a field site for science. Community Science Meetups are opportunities to participate in different projects for a single day, while working alongside participants, from beginners to professionals, with varied nature and science experiences. It is a team environment so all are welcome!
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California Herps website: Great website with information and images of all native California reptiles and amphibians.
Field Herp Forum; An nationwide association of "field herpers" (people interested in field work with reptiles and amphibians) where interested parties share stories, headlines and photos.
A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians - Peterson field guide by Robert C. Stebbins
Lizards of the American Southwest - photographic field guide by Lawrence L.C. Jones and Robert E. Lovich
Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California, Revised edition by Robert C. Stebbins and Samuel C. McGinnis.
Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Diego Region by Jeffrey M. Lemm
Domestic Cat Predation on Birds and Other Wildlife - from the American Bird Conservancy (115K PDF)
In addition to Museum staff, sincere thanks for support in the creation of RASCals goes to:
Dr. Robert Espinoza Ph.D. California State University Northridge
Gary Nafis, Creator of Californiaherps.com
Ian Recchio, Curator of Reptiles at the Los Angeles Zoo
And a special thanks to Leslie Gordon, Manager of the Vertebrate Live Animal Program and Dr. Brian Brown, Curator of Entomology who developed the LLOLA program. RASCals is an expansion of LLOLA and was created because of LLOLA’s tremendous success.
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners