Citizen Science Coordinator
Assistant Curator, Herpetology
You can also follow Herpetology Section happenings on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LACMherps.
Want to learn more about urban nature? Check out our L.A.'s Urban Nature blog http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog
Get out and explore any of the 82 great hiking trails located right here in L.A. This guide book features short and long day hikes while keeping you close to home.
Citizen Science Manager Lila Higgins is tracking the latest and greatest developments in the Museum’s new outdoor habitat, the Nature Gardens!
View Lila's blog
California Herps website: Great website with information and images of all native California reptiles and amphibians.
Museum's Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day: One weekend day each October thousands of reptile and amphibian fans descend on the museum for collection tours, live animal displays, reptile and amphibian art exhibits, and chances to meet with local herpetological societies and professional herpetologists.
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.