Horned Lizards - Species of Concern Lecture - Sarah Wenner - Shared screen with speaker view
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Do bike trails divide the habitat?
A fascinating presentation! Thank you Sarah!!!
How many lizards were in the study in Griffith Park?
very interesting, those horn lizards are so cute
Thanks for the great presentation. Where do you take the sample from?
Amazing animal! What can people do to help horned lizards if they don’t necessarily live against horned lizard habitat? Should equestrians and bikers be more aware of their presence? What is the balance between keeping their locations a secret and spreading awareness about their vulnerable situation for the sake of advocacy?
Yes, that is my experience. I saw horned lizards all the time when I was young, but I've never seen one in Griffith Park. :-(
I grew up here also but don’t remember the lizards but remember the harvester ants. How many harvester ants did you find in Griffith
I recall that these lizards were once sold in pet stores, is that still the case?
Sorry on a walk with my rambunctious daughter
It sounds like the Harvester ants are also facing some of the same issues as the lizards… and what can be done for them, because after all… they’re ONLY ants!
we knew them as horney toads, saw them growing up
Did you look in Runyon Canyon?
What are a few of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of this lizard at Griffith Park? (Perhaps you said this already, if so, disregard). Thank you
Excellent response, Sarah on this delicate issue
LOL, Trace. That's what we called them too. I grew up in Orange County when you could still see why it was called Orange County.
I've only seen one so far in King Gillette Ranch
Please let me know if you’d like to ask a question yourself… happy to unmute!
What are yiur thoughts on a breeding program to increase populations?
We do have a breeding program at the LA Zoo for giant horned lizards, Phrynosoma asio (Mexican species)
There are old stories how they squirt blood from their eyes. Is that true?
Thank you, so interesting!
Thanks Sarah, great talk!
Loved this! Hope you’ll keep FoGp informed of your research!
Yes, excellent presentation! Thank you!