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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

1. Digital camera or a smartphone with a camera
2. Computer or smartphone with internet access

RASCals (Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California)

Improve our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians in SoCal.
Find reptiles/amphibians, take photos, submit to our project.

RASCals is designed to improve our knowledge of native and non-native reptiles and amphibians in southern California. This region is home to 22.5 million people and has experienced dramatic urbanization and habitat modification. We need your help in documenting reptiles and amphibians throughout the region so that we can examine how various species have responded to these habitat changes. We are interested in native and non-native species and in observations in all types of habitats, from relatively pristine habitats to heavily modified, urban habitats, such as backyards, schoolyards, and urban parks. This project is conducted in collaboration with iNaturalist.

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