Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/718/all en First Lizard Found in Museum's Nature Gardens! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-lizard-found-museums-nature-gardens <p>On November 19, 2014 something happened at work that I&rsquo;ve been waiting three and half years for. Unfortunately, I wasn&rsquo;t here to witness it, but thanks to citizen science I was able to celebrate&nbsp;the discovery, even though I was 6,187 miles away.</p> <p>On that day, newly turned citizen scientist Toni Castillo documented the first lizard in the Museum&rsquo;s Nature Gardens.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/WFL_NG_FIRST.jpg" style="width: 100%;" /></p> <p>Photo courtesy of Toni Castillo</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-lizard-found-museums-nature-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-lizard-found-museums-nature-gardens#comments Greg Pauly lizards Nature Gardens RASCals Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California Toni Castillo Western Fence Lizard Blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:42:47 +0000 Lila Higgins 854 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Green Anoles in Hancock Park! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-anoles-hancock-park <p>Dr. Greg Pauly,&nbsp;the Museum&#39;s intrepid curator of herpetology,&nbsp;just found a previously&nbsp;undocumented population of green anole lizards, <em>Anolis carolinensis, </em>in Hancock Park! This is&nbsp;the latest discovery in our increasingly popular RASCals (Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California)&nbsp;citizen science project.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/green_anole.jpg" /></p> <p>One of the Green Anoles, <em>Anolis carolinensis, </em>Greg found in Hancock Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-anoles-hancock-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-anoles-hancock-park#comments Anolis carolinensis chameleons Citizen Science Green Anoles L.A. County Fair little green lizards lizards for sale at the fair R RAAD RASCals Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California Blog Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:26:47 +0000 Lila Higgins 825 at http://www.nhm.org/nature