September 10, 2017

O'Melveny Park BioBlitz

An Eagle Scout Project organized by Bret Potter to BioBlitz O'Melveny Park. O'Melveny Park looks out over the San Fernando Valley from above Grenada Hills. California chaparral and oak/riparian habitat. Bret got good turnout from dozens of younger scouts who were eagerly looking under rocks for insects and lizards.

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Beautiful caves and cliffs in the park provide home for Canyon Wrens. Looking north east from the overlook trail.
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View from the park south out into the San Fernando Valley.

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View form the east edge of the park down to one of incongruous oil wells you find in Southern California.

List of birds observed (on e-Bird):
Species Count Date LocID SubID
Cooper's Hawk 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Red-tailed Hawk 2 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
Band-tailed Pigeon 20 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Mourning Dove 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Anna's Hummingbird 4 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Acorn Woodpecker 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Black Phoebe 2 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Hutton's Vireo 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
California Scrub-Jay 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Common Raven 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Violet-green Swallow 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Oak Titmouse 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Bushtit 2 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
White-breasted Nuthatch 4 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Rock Wren 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
Canyon Wren 2 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
House Wren 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Bewick's Wren 4 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Wrentit 2 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
California Thrasher 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
European Starling 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Yellow Warbler 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Wilson's Warbler 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Dark-eyed Junco 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
Song Sparrow 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
California Towhee 4 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 2 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
Spotted Towhee 3 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Western Tanager 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
Lazuli Bunting 1 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093182
House Finch 21 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Lesser Goldfinch 11 09 Sep 2017 L512322 S39093123
Posted on September 10, 2017 21:15 by andy71 andy71 | 119 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 23, 2017

Bioblitzing curbside wetland in Westwood

I bike by a permanently wet gutter at the corner of Wilshire and Manning on my way to work. Too much irrigation from wealthy homes up the hill runs down Manning to Wilshire and collects a bit on this corner. It's amazing to see succession of a wetland plant community happen right here in such an urban setting. I tried to document as many species as I could in a few minutes today.

Posted on August 23, 2017 20:39 by andy71 andy71 | 21 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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