Los Angeles http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/273/all en Lizard Love Bites http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/lizard-love-bites <p>Have you recently seen lizards in L.A. that appear to be biting each other, or maybe they are trying to eat each other?&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/lizard_lovebite_three.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/lizard-love-bites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/lizard-love-bites#comments Alligator lizards Citizen Science Dr. Greg Pauly lizard lizards Los Angeles love bite RASCals Richard Smart Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 22:55:09 +0000 Lila Higgins 870 at http://www.nhm.org/nature The Real L.A. Noir: The True-life Insect Cannibals and Murderers in our Midst http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/real-la-noir-true-life-insect-cannibals-and-murderers-our-midst <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Concera_tibialis_15707_01_edit.jpg" style="width:100%" /></p> <p>The coffin fly. Image courtesy of Kelsey Bailey.</p> <p>As you get into your car in the parking lot of the Trader Joe&rsquo;s in Silver Lake in Los Angeles, you might just be within arm&rsquo;s reach of cannibals. Not the human kind &ndash; but the insect variety.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/real-la-noir-true-life-insect-cannibals-and-murderers-our-midst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/real-la-noir-true-life-insect-cannibals-and-murderers-our-midst#comments ant decapitating fly BioSCAN coffin fly dragonly Hollywood Forever Cemetery insects LA Noir LA River Los Angeles phorid flies twisted wing parasite zombee zombie fly Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:21:50 +0000 Lila Higgins 849 at http://www.nhm.org/nature 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