Allen&#039;s Hummingbird http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/13/all en Blooming Agaves http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/blooming-agaves <p>More plant news from the North Campus. Recently some of our blue lotus agaves, <em>Agave ceslii</em> 'Nova', have begun to bloom. This is an impressive sight as these plants send forth long spikes, (between four and six feet long), that look a lot like giant asparagus stalks. This type of agave is monocarpic, meaning that it only flowers once, and this particular selection happens to flower at a relatively young age compared to other species.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/blooming-agaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/blooming-agaves#comments agave Allen's Hummingbird bats blue lotus agave hummingbirds plants pollinators tequila Blog Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:17:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 670 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Hummingbirds: Born to be Sword Swallowers! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hummingbirds-born-be-sword-swallowers <div>We've got more bird babies at the Page Museum (you know the one at the La Brea Tar Pits)! We were informed about an Allen's Hummingbird, <em>Selasphorus sasin</em>, nest in the atrium about two weeks ago, and jammed over to scope out the scene. When we arrived we found two tiny eggs in a beautifully crafted nest, suspended about ten feet up in one of the plants.</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hummingbirds-born-be-sword-swallowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hummingbirds-born-be-sword-swallowers#comments Allen's Hummingbird Babies hummingbirds Page Museum Sam Easterson spider webs Blog Fri, 27 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 628 at http://www.nhm.org/nature