fungi http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/190/all en Bird's Nest Fungi, Exploding Eggs, and Mushroom Soup http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-nest-fungi-exploding-eggs-and-mushroom-soup <div>Yay! Today I documented the first bird's nest fungus, <em>Cyathus</em> sp., in the North Campus. For months, I have been looking forward to finding these fascinating, weird, and wonderful fungi. When North Campus Director Carol Bornstein told me she had found some, I immediately knew I had to blog about them.</div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-nest-fungi-exploding-eggs-and-mushroom-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-nest-fungi-exploding-eggs-and-mushroom-soup#comments bird's nest fungus campbell's mushroom soup Carol Bornstein earthstar mushroom fungi puffballs stinkhorns Blog Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 688 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Thanksgiving for Mushrooms! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms <p>We're never going to spot a Wild Turkey in the North Campus, but I still wanted to post something related to the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Ah ha! Mushrooms, I thought. Not the Campbell's soup kind, but real honest-to-goodness wild mushrooms<span>—</span>like the ones that are popping up all over L.A. after our recent autumnal rains.In preparation for this blog post I went out searching for mushrooms in the North Campus. What I found was this:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms#comments campbell's mushroom soup earthstar mushroom fungi jack o'lantern mushroom LA mycological society mushroom foray mushrooms puffball thanksgiving western destroying angel Blog Thu, 24 Nov 2011 03:49:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 680 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Today on the North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus <p>I went out for a walk around the North Campus today and this is what I saw:</p> <p>They are filling the pond to make sure there aren&#39;t any leaks and that the waterfall cascade is level.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus#comments butterfly fungi insects Monarch butterfly morel mushrooms Pond pupa Blog Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 646 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Dog's Vomit in the North Campus! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/dogs-vomit-north-campus <p>Why would I write about finding dog&#39;s vomit in the North Campus? Because it is,&nbsp;contrary to&nbsp;what you might&nbsp;think, an awesome type of fungus, a slime mold!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/dogs-vomit-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/dogs-vomit-north-campus#comments dog's vomit fungi Sam Easterson slime mold Blog Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:57:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 654 at http://www.nhm.org/nature I Love My Job http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-love-my-job <div>So I get back to work yesterday morning after the long weekend, and this is what I find on my desk! </div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-93yXz_FFMm0/TeVIdAWyZkI/AAAAAAAAAEM/xOuKh5TmSAU/s1600/DSC04829.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-93yXz_FFMm0/TeVIdAWyZkI/AAAAAAAAAEM/xOuKh5TmSAU/s320/DSC04829.JPG" width="320" /></a></div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-love-my-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-love-my-job#comments alligator lizard Citizen Science fungi lizards mushrooms shaggy parasol mushroom Blog Thu, 02 Jun 2011 02:05:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 627 at http://www.nhm.org/nature