living wall http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/269/all en New Snail Record for North Campus and Los Angeles County http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-snail-record-north-campus-and-los-angeles-county <p>We&#39;ve discovered&nbsp;a snail never before found in L.A.!&nbsp;A few weeks ago, I was wandering through the North&nbsp;Campus and&nbsp;&nbsp;happened upon a tiny gastropod snailing along the Living Wall! Most&nbsp;snails don&#39;t catch my attention as they are usually of the common garden variety, aka Brown Garden snails, <em>Helix aspersa</em>.&nbsp;This particular specimen caught my eye, because unlike the Brown Garden snail, this snail was much smaller and flatter (the shell is only 6.9 mm wide).</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-snail-record-north-campus-and-los-angeles-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-snail-record-north-campus-and-los-angeles-county#comments Brown Garden snail gastropods Helix aspersa Lindsey Groves living wall Malacology molluscs Polygrya cereolus snails Southern Flatcoil snail Blog Sat, 24 Mar 2012 02:16:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 664 at http://www.nhm.org/nature First Clouded Sulphur Butterfly Pupa in North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-clouded-sulphur-butterfly-pupa-north-campus <p>Last week, Jany Alvarez, one of the Museum's Guest Relations staff, was sitting at the bus stop adjacent to the North Campus. While she was waiting for her bus, she saw an interesting sight<span>—</span>a caterpillar crawling along the sidewalk! Thinking that the caterpillar would be better off on a plant than on the cement, she picked the caterpillar up and placed it carefully on a <em>Dudleya</em> plant on the Living Wall. Later that day, another Guest Relations staffer watched the caterpillar pupate! By the time word travelled to me, the pupa looked like this:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-clouded-sulphur-butterfly-pupa-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-clouded-sulphur-butterfly-pupa-north-campus#comments butterfly caterpillar Cloudless Sulphur Dudleya Feathery Cassias insects living wall Phoebis sennae pupa Senna Senna artemisioides Blog Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 668 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Construction Site Images http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/construction-site-images <p>Jesse asked to see some images of the construction site. Here you go. <div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HtIzfFDBHXA/TdRheSL73LI/AAAAAAAAAD8/v9s8-6EFUhg/s1600/IMG_4160.jpeg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="213px" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HtIzfFDBHXA/TdRheSL73LI/AAAAAAAAAD8/v9s8-6EFUhg/s320/IMG_4160.jpeg" width="320px" /></a></div> <div>Footbridge construction as of a few weeks ago</div> </p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/construction-site-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/construction-site-images#comments construction footbridge living wall North Campus Blog Thu, 19 May 2011 07:21:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 630 at http://www.nhm.org/nature