Name that Animal and Score – Some Original LA River Artwork!


The Prize: Win a beautiful, framed LA River poster signed by the artist – LA Stormwater’s very own graphics director, Oscar Amaro.

The Contest: Try to name as many of the animals in the LA River poster as you can (hint: there are five total). Write your answers in the comments section below.

Deadline: We will select the best answer 2 weeks from now, on November 17, 2010.

















 Plus, everyone who gives it a try will receive a free poster, so you have nothing to lose!



Comments (34)

  1. Joe Linton
    November 8th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I think that the animals on the images on the wall on the left are humans… I’ll let other folks guess the other five!

  2. Kim Hieatt
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    1. dragonfly
    2. great grey heron
    3. bullfrog
    4. egret
    5. pied flycatcher

  3. Nancy Hastings
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black Phoebe, Blue Dragonfly, and Red-Legged Frog. WOOT!

  4. Judy Perez
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Black Phoebe
    Red-tailed hawk
    Red-legged frog
    Great Blue Heron

  5. Tramanh Bui
    November 9th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    blue dragonfly
    blue eyed frog
    black bird
    flying duck
    big blue bird

  6. Eliza Randall
    November 9th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Great Blue Heron
    Black Phoebe
    Red-legged frog
    Blue Dragonfly
    Brown Pelican

  7. Monali Khandagle
    November 10th, 2010 at 6:00 am

    blue heron
    Bull frog
    dragon fly
    fly catcher

  8. Ricky Grubb
    November 10th, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Blue Dragonfly, Black Phoebe, Brown Pelican, Grey Heron and Red Legged Frog?

  9. Katherine
    November 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    1 bird
    another bird
    a third bird
    a dragonfly
    and a frog

  10. ed
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    egret; and
    something else.

  11. JG
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    dragon fly
    black phoebe
    blue heron
    yellow bird

  12. Janet
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    blue heron
    black phoebe
    dragon fly

  13. JG
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    blue heron
    black phoebe
    dragon fly
    yellow bird

  14. J_Mck
    November 11th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Western Toad
    Great Blue Heron
    Black Phoebe
    Blue DragonFly

  15. Maria E. Hernandez
    November 12th, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Celeste, the heavenly Blue Heron
    Frogtown Freddy, the local Frog
    Phabulous Phoebe
    Buzz, the Dragon Fly
    Hawkeye Hank

  16. Darienne
    November 12th, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Great Blue Heron
    California Red-Legged Frog
    Blue Dasher
    Black Phoebe
    Great Egret (in flight, reflecting golden rays of setting sun)

    Go LA River!

  17. Angus O’Brien
    November 12th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Blue Heron
    Dragon Fly
    Humming Bird

  18. BZ
    November 12th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Blue Heron
    Dragon Fly

  19. Melissa
    November 13th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Baja Tree Frog
    Great Blue Heron
    Blue Coachella Dragon Fly
    Black Phoebe

  20. Shari Rosemblat
    November 13th, 2010 at 2:30 am

    dragon fly
    cedar waxwing
    spotted falcon

  21. Joellen
    November 13th, 2010 at 4:25 am

    blue heron
    black pheobe
    Western Toad

  22. Kim
    November 13th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Great Blue Heron
    Black Phoebe
    Dragon Fly
    Red-legged frog
    Snowy Egret

  23. Josh
    November 13th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    left to right…

    Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
    Blue-eyed Darner (Aeshna multicolor/Rhionaeschna multicolor; dragonfly)
    California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)
    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias; flying silhouette, neck too short/constricted to be egret)
    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias; large foreground bird)

    …and for extra credit (also left to right)

    Common Cattail (Typha latifolia)
    Ficus (Ficus benjamina; other side of river on street)
    Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)

    • LA Stormwater
      November 19th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      Congratulations Josh!! You are the winner of the Name that Animal contest! You have won a beautiful, framed LA River poster signed by the artist – LA Stormwater’s very own graphics director, Oscar Amaro.

  24. SCSingh
    November 13th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Great Blue Heron
    Black Phoebe
    Blue Dragonfly
    Brown Pelican

    Also – Bottom corners
    on LA Enbl. Cow & Lion?
    Watershed Symbol – Dolphin

  25. tara
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    1) great blue heron Ardea herodias
    2) Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
    3)Blue skimmer (dragonfly) Libellula ?
    These were hard to tell:
    4) Red tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis
    5) Western toad Bufo boreas

  26. J
    November 16th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Red-tailed hawk
    Great Blue Heron
    Gray tree frog
    Blue dragonfly
    Black phoebe

  27. Jeannie
    November 16th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Great blue heron
    Red-tailed hawk
    blue dragonfly
    red-legged frog
    black phoebe

  28. LA Stormwater
    November 17th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Wow! Thanks for all of the great entries – very creative and thorough! We’re going to need a couple more days to allow the artist to select the best entry. We’ll announce the winner by end of week. Sorry for the delay.

  29. LA Stormwater
    November 19th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations to Josh who is the winner of the Name that Animal contest! Thank you all for participating in the contest and coming up with some great entries! Make sure to lookout for an email from the City of Los Angeles so you all can receive your free LA River poster for participating.

  30. LA Stormwater
    March 22nd, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Hi everyone!

    If you have not received your LA River Poster, please call the Stormwater hotline: 1-800-974-9794 or email: [email protected]

    LA Stormwater Program

  31. Andrew
    August 19th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Do you guys have anymore free LA River Posters? They look really cool!

    • LA Stormwater
      August 21st, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Yes, absolutely, Andrew! Please send your request along with your mailing address to [email protected]. We’ll mail one right out to you!

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