ants http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/29/all en Ant Love From an Ant Nerd http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ant-love-ant-nerd <p>A few weeks ago, this ant nerd traveled to the wilds of Arizona to pick up two ant colonies. Yes, myself and Leslie Gordon (the Museum&#39;s live animal queen), drove over 1000 miles in under two days to bring a few hundred ants back to the Museum. Why?<br /> &nbsp;</p> <div> <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DGeSj9_OgbI/URKVtWFSICI/AAAAAAAAA8M/qEyXlReaq2w/s1600/DSC01520.JPG"><img src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/DSC01520.JPG" /></a> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ant-love-ant-nerd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ant-love-ant-nerd#comments ant colony ant exhibits ant farm ant nest ants harvester ants Nature Lab Pogonomyrmex rugosus pogos Blog Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:06:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 705 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Twelve Days of Christmas 2012 http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012 <p>Since tomorrow is the twelfth day of Christmas, I thought I&#39;d give you your belated gifts. Of course they&#39;re all part of L.A.&#39;s surprising biodiversity, yes even those&nbsp;turtle wasps!</p> <p>Twelve <a href="/nature/blog/weevil-weevil-does-total-agave-meltdown" target="_blank">weevils</a> wandering<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012#comments ants cockroach Cooper's Hawk crab spider Greater Yellow Underwing pepsis wasp phorid flies spittlebugs squirrel Twelve days of christmas wasps weevil Yellow-rumped Warbler Blog Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:48:00 +0000 admin 707 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Who are Those Ants in Our Homes and Gardens? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens <p>Lots of people in the L.A. area have been complaining about the heat. Over the last week, cities in our region have been experiencing temperatures well into the 90s. On Monday, Woodland Hills reached 108 degrees!Whenever the temperature rises like this, I start to notice ants indoors. Only this morning during our Nature Lab meeting, I found a trail of ants leading to the sink, and another leading to the snack shelf.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens#comments ant tending ants Argentine Ants horned lizards indoor pests Linepthema humile pests Blog Sat, 11 Aug 2012 07:02:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 684 at http://www.nhm.org/nature