Allen&#039;s Hummingbird http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/13/all en 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count @NHMLA! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/115th-annual-christmas-bird-count-nhmla <p>On December 28, everyday people from all over Los Angeles flocked to the Natural History Museum to help count the bird life of L.A.! Some came as beginners ready for an intro to birding from Kimball Garrett, one of the best and most well-known birders in town, who also happens to be the Museum&rsquo;s Ornithology Collections Manager. Others came because they were interested in contributing to this important bird census, but didn&rsquo;t plan to see any surprising or remarkable species in our small urban oasis. &nbsp;Little did they know they were in for some surprises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/115th-annual-christmas-bird-count-nhmla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/115th-annual-christmas-bird-count-nhmla#comments Allen's Hummingbird American kestrel black-throated gray warbler Christmas Bird Count Citizen Science Common Poorwill Kimball Garrett Lincoln's sparrow Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:13:21 +0000 Lila Higgins 857 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Selfie Sticks and Hummingbird Nests http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/selfie-sticks-and-hummingbird-nests <p>We found another hummingbird nest in the Nature Gardens! On December 28th Miguel Orde&ntilde;ana, Museum Citizen Science Coordinator, found an Allen&#39;s Hummingbird, <em>Selasphorus sasin</em>, nest in&nbsp;our cork&nbsp;oak tree.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Allen%27s%20hummingbird-Felipe%20Lepe_edited.jpg" style="width:100%" /></p> <p>Female Allen&#39;s Hummingbird, photo courtesy of Felipe Lepe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/selfie-sticks-and-hummingbird-nests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/selfie-sticks-and-hummingbird-nests#comments Allen's Hummingbird cork oak hummingbirds Miguel Ordenana Nature Gardens Selasphorus sasin selfie stick selfie sticks Blog Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:29:42 +0000 Lila Higgins 855 at http://www.nhm.org/nature 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&#39;ve got more bird babies at the&nbsp;Page Museum (you know the one at the La Brea Tar Pits)! We were informed about an Allen&#39;s&nbsp;Hummingbird, <em>Selasphorus sasin</em>,&nbsp;nest in the atrium about two weeks ago, and jammed over to scope out the scene. When we arrived&nbsp;we found two tiny eggs in&nbsp;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