Los Angeles http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/273/all en Twelve Days of Los Angeles Nature: 2013 http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013 <p>Let&#39;s celebrate another year of L.A.&#39;s AMAZING BIODIVERSITY. The benevolent blogger that I am, here are your gifts:</p> <p>Twelve&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rattlesnakes-los-angeles-times" target="_blank">Rattlers</a> Rattling</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/12_rattlesnakes_rattling.jpg" /><br /> Eleven <a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters" target="_blank">Potter Wasps</a>&nbsp;Piping</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013#comments 12 days of christmas ant decapitating flies avocado California newts dragonflies glowworms gray fox green anole LA River lizard Los Angeles mexican amberwing Mountain Lion Opossum P-22 planarians potter wasps Praying mantis rattlesnakes urban nature Blog Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:08:19 +0000 Lila Higgins 831 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Roadkill Science and the Dangers of Biking in L.A.! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/roadkill-science-and-dangers-biking-la <p>What is the grossest thing that can happen to you while you are biking? Give up? Being splattered by freshly killed roadkill juice that&rsquo;s what&mdash;did I mention it was a skunk?</p> <p>This was my luck the other day as I was heading over to a picnic at the newly opened Echo Park Lake. Needless to say this trauma has caused me to extra vigilant and observant of roadkill of late. So much so, that I&rsquo;ve even taken to participating in roadkill science&mdash;see it&rsquo;s not creepy to get up close and personal with roadkill&mdash;it&rsquo;s science!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/roadkill-science-and-dangers-biking-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/roadkill-science-and-dangers-biking-la#comments bicycling biking California Roadkill Observation System Fraser Shilling Los Angeles pigeon Road Ecology Center roadkill skunk squirrel UC Davis Blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:12:04 +0000 Lila Higgins 814 at http://www.nhm.org/nature LA 2050: Vote for NHM http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/la-2050-vote-nhm <p>Hey Angelenos, did you know you live in a biodiversity hotspot? That's right, our city is home to a MASSIVE amount of awesome, and sometimes rare, life. Life that is under threat and needs to be studied. We here at the Museum have been studying the life in our hotspot for a hundred years. To continue this tradition and to take it to the next level, we are inviting you to join us. Today we are launching a new initiative that will do this, NHM Urban Safari.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/la-2050-vote-nhm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/la-2050-vote-nhm#comments biodiversity biodiversity hotspot Citizen Science LA 2050 Los Angeles Los Angeles river Blog Thu, 04 Apr 2013 01:25:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 731 at http://www.nhm.org/nature