hummingbirds http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/226/all en 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 The Twelve Days of Christmas http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas <p>On the Twelfth Day of Christmas the North Campus gave to me...</p> <p>Twelve&nbsp;skippers skipping<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas#comments birds butterfly caterpillar crow Flies hummingbirds insects ladybug mammals Twelve days of christmas Blog Sat, 24 Dec 2011 04:33:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 676 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've got more bird babies at the Page Museum (you know the one at the La Brea Tar Pits)! We were informed about an Allen's Hummingbird, <em>Selasphorus sasin</em>, nest in the atrium about two weeks ago, and jammed over to scope out the scene. When we arrived we found two tiny eggs in 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 New Bird For North Campus List http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-bird-north-campus-list <p><strong>165 and Counting...</strong>Earlier this week, Kimball Garrett, NHM Ornithology Collections Manager, spotted a not-so-common sight, a pair of Rufous Hummingbirds, <em>Selasphorus rufus</em>, in the Rose Garden. This hummingbird species is now number 165 on Kimball's Exposition Park Checklist. Over the last 28 years, Kimball has been keeping track of all the birds he sees in Exposition Park, even those that are just doing a fly-over!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-bird-north-campus-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-bird-north-campus-list#comments Babies Bird List birds hummingbirds nest Rufous Hummingbird Blog Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 638 at http://www.nhm.org/nature