mushrooms http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/311/all en Kid Citizen Scientist Finds First Snail for Project S.L.I.M.E. http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kid-citizen-scientist-finds-first-snail-project-slime <p>A few weekends ago, citizen scientists from all over L.A. came to the Museum to see what they could find hiding in the damp and cool shadows of our Nature Gardens. Twenty people joined Museum experts (Lindsey Groves and Florence Nishida) to search for slugs, snails, and fungi&mdash;those often overlooked decomposers that break down dead and decaying material. They were also the first people to test out our latest and greatest citizen science project, S.L.I.M.E.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kid-citizen-scientist-finds-first-snail-project-slime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kid-citizen-scientist-finds-first-snail-project-slime#comments banded garden slug Citizen Science Florence Nishida fungus glass snail gray field slug Jann Vandetti Lindsey Groves mushrooms Project S.L.I.M.E. slugs snails Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:09:38 +0000 Lila Higgins 862 at http://www.nhm.org/nature More L.A. Mushrooms http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/more-la-mushrooms <div>As I proclaimed in last week&#39;s blog, it&#39;s been hot! Not the sort of weather you would expect to be finding mushrooms in the arid Southwest. However, Carol Bornstein, Director of North Campus and &nbsp;gardens found mushrooms on her way into work on Monday morning. As she parked her car, she noticed some yellow patches under a citrus tree. Upon closer investigation, Carol discovered they were clumps of emerging yellow mushrooms! <p>Needless to say, I was out there quick as a flash to snap some photos. This is what I found:<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/more-la-mushrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/more-la-mushrooms#comments edible mushrooms Florence Nishida Leucocoprinus birnbaumii mushrooms Patrick Tanaka poisonous mushrooms yellow mushroom yellow mushroom growing in flower pot Blog Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:27:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 722 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Thanksgiving for Mushrooms! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms <p>We're never going to spot a Wild Turkey in the North Campus, but I still wanted to post something related to the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Ah ha! Mushrooms, I thought. Not the Campbell's soup kind, but real honest-to-goodness wild mushrooms<span>—</span>like the ones that are popping up all over L.A. after our recent autumnal rains.In preparation for this blog post I went out searching for mushrooms in the North Campus. What I found was this:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms#comments campbell's mushroom soup earthstar mushroom fungi jack o'lantern mushroom LA mycological society mushroom foray mushrooms puffball thanksgiving western destroying angel Blog Thu, 24 Nov 2011 03:49:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 680 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Today on the North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus <p>I went out for a walk around the North Campus today and this is what I saw:</p> <p>They are filling the pond to make sure there aren&#39;t any leaks and that the waterfall cascade is level.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus#comments butterfly fungi insects Monarch butterfly morel mushrooms Pond pupa Blog Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 646 at http://www.nhm.org/nature I Love My Job http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-love-my-job <div>So I get back to work yesterday morning after the long weekend, and this is what I find on my desk! </div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-93yXz_FFMm0/TeVIdAWyZkI/AAAAAAAAAEM/xOuKh5TmSAU/s1600/DSC04829.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-93yXz_FFMm0/TeVIdAWyZkI/AAAAAAAAAEM/xOuKh5TmSAU/s320/DSC04829.JPG" width="320" /></a></div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-love-my-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-love-my-job#comments alligator lizard Citizen Science fungi lizards mushrooms shaggy parasol mushroom Blog Thu, 02 Jun 2011 02:05:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 627 at http://www.nhm.org/nature