den http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/139/all en What Do Animals Think About Fireworks? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-do-animals-think-about-fireworks <p>Last night many of us were enjoying the Fourth of July firework displays. Many of our pets were closed up indoors cowering under blankets, hiding under beds, or being generously shut up in bathrooms or garages. But what about the wild animals?Up to this point in my life, I had never paused to consider how wildlife might react to fireworks. Maybe this is just me, but until I got into work this morning and saw some footage and stills from our camera traps, I had never even stopped to think about it.Here are the images Sam Easterson sent me:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-do-animals-think-about-fireworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-do-animals-think-about-fireworks#comments animals and fireworks den fireworks Opossum Virginia opossum wildilfe Blog Fri, 06 Jul 2012 07:11:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 689 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Opossums Love Tin Foil! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil <p>A few weeks ago, Sam Easterson followed a trail of tin foil and discovered the den of a Virginia opossum, <em>Didelphis virginiana</em>, underneath one of the Museum's storage sheds. Since then he set up camera traps around the den to see what was going on. This is what we found...<strong>A night of tin foil escapades.</strong> What on Earth are they doing with all the tin foil? Tin foil hats to ward off alien thought control maybe?</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil#comments den mammals nest Opossum Sam Easterson tin foil Virginia opossum Blog Thu, 29 Dec 2011 05:41:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 675 at http://www.nhm.org/nature