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Scientists at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center study the many ecosystems of the Pacific Southwest. Follow our expeditions and projects through this outreach page, and learn more about your local landscape with our library of Outreach Factsheets and photos. Thanks for joining us!

Ben Young Landis
Outreach and Communications Coordinator

WERC Headquarters
3020 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: (916) 278-9495
Fax: (916) 278-9475
Email: blandis@usgs.gov
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Nerodia coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS
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WeekendProject: More Invasive Species Coloring Sheets!
FRIDAY MAR 25 2011

Parents, if you're looking for a science activity for the kids this weekend, we've got a new pair of wildlife coloring sheets explaining the invasive and native species of California!

These USGS Education Handouts feature species being studied by Western Ecological Research Center biologists based in San Diego. In particular, WERC biologist Mark Canfield has been studying the banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata), which is infesting the watery habitats of Los Angeles.

Click on each image to download the PDF of each coloring sheet.

Nerodia coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS Taricha coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS
Banded Water Snake California Newt

And here are more coloring sheets from our first set from November:

Western Pond Turtle coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS MYFL coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS
Western Pond Turtle Sierra Madre Yellow-Legged Frog

Red eared slider coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS Screenshot of bullfrog coloring sheet --Photographer: Ben Young Landis, USGS
Red-Eared Slider American Bullfrog
Parents can learn more about these animals and find their photos in our Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California, online at http://www.werc.usgs.gov/socalherpguide.

Happy coloring! 

-- Ben Young Landis

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