downtown Los Angeles http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/148/all en The L.A. River is Alive: From Mudbugs to Mallards http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/la-river-alive-mudbugs-mallards <div>On Sunday, I joined two amazing people, Jenny Price and Lynn Garrett, on the Hidden L.A. River Tour. Yes people, L.A. does indeed have a river, one with real flowing water, real wildlife, and people like Jenny and Lynn, who are really passionate about it. It was an awesome adventure to explore our river with such knowledeable and enthusiastic people! </div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/la-river-alive-mudbugs-mallards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/la-river-alive-mudbugs-mallards#comments Crawdad Crawfish Crayfish downtown Los Angeles Glendale Narrows Hidden LA Jenny Price Los Angeles river Lynn Garrett Mudbug Procambarus clarkii river Blog Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:19:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 716 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Vaux's Swifts and Ghetto Birds http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/vauxs-swifts-and-ghetto-birds <div>This past Monday a few of us embarked on a real urban nature adventure. We traversed the city streets of Los Angeles to witness one of the coolest nature spectacles I have ever seen in downtown Los Angeles, 6,500 Vaux's Swifts, <em>Chaetura vauxi<span>,</span></em> spiraling into an old building shaft!</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/vauxs-swifts-and-ghetto-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/vauxs-swifts-and-ghetto-birds#comments birds downtown Los Angeles ravens Sam Easterson Vaux's Swift Blog Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:17:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 652 at http://www.nhm.org/nature