Greg Pauly http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/209/all en Urban Foraging: Carp Caviar from the L.A. River! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/urban-foraging-carp-caviar-la-river <p>Ask me where my favorite spot to explore urban nature is in Los Angeles, and I&#39;ll almost always say the river. This is particularly true during, and after, our&nbsp;seasonal&nbsp;rain storms.&nbsp;We&#39;re used to extreme&nbsp;heat episodes, wildlfires, and the odd earthquake* or two. But, by and large, us Angelenos&nbsp;are&nbsp;unaffected and unimpressed&nbsp;by the elements.&nbsp;Going down to the river after a good rain,&nbsp;you&nbsp;get a rare chance&nbsp;to see, hear,&nbsp;and feel&nbsp;the raw power of nature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/urban-foraging-carp-caviar-la-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/urban-foraging-carp-caviar-la-river#comments carp carp caviar Cyprinus carpio Damian Robledo Elysian Valley fish FoLAR fish study Greg Pauly L.A. River Rick Feeney River Wild The River Project Blog Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:28:37 +0000 Lila Higgins 838 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Hawk Attacks Snake and Epically Fails! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hawk-attacks-snake-and-epically-fails <p>Guest Blog by our very own Dr. Greg Pauly:</p> <p>For local wildlife, living in the big city can be rough. Encounters with people and their dogs, cats, and cars all present threats not experienced by critters living outside of urban areas. Plus, these city dwellers still have to contend with many of the usual threats like predators and weather extremes. Here are two photos celebrating the scrappiness it takes to be a city dwelling reptile, and also celebrating the incredible opportunities to observe urban nature in action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hawk-attacks-snake-and-epically-fails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hawk-attacks-snake-and-epically-fails#comments alligator lizard California striped racer gopher snake Greg Pauly hawks RASCals Red-tailed Hawk snake Blog Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:46:42 +0000 Lila Higgins 834 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Lizards, Snakes, and Frogs Oh My! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/lizards-snakes-and-frogs-oh-my <div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"> <div>This last Saturday we held the second annual Lizard Hunt at Malibu Creek State Park! Dr. Greg Pauly, Museum Herpetologist, and Dr. Bobby Espinoza, CSUN Herpetologist, took a group of 25 lucky people out to observe, catch, and identify local herps. </div> <div> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/lizards-snakes-and-frogs-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/lizards-snakes-and-frogs-oh-my#comments Bobby Espinoza frogs Greg Pauly lizards Lost Lizards of Los Angeles rattlesnake Side-blotched Lizard snakes Western Fence Lizard Blog Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:49:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 699 at http://www.nhm.org/nature