Nature Gardens http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/314/all en We Found a Western Red Bat in the Nature Gardens: A Small Visitor with Big Implications http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-found-western-red-bat-nature-gardens-small-visitor-big-implications <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/red_bat_ted2.jpg" style="width:100%" /></p> <p>Western red bat, <em>Lasiurus blossevillii, </em>photo by Ted Weller, US Forest Service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-found-western-red-bat-nature-gardens-small-visitor-big-implications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-found-western-red-bat-nature-gardens-small-visitor-big-implications#comments bat detector bats Dan Cooper Lasiurus blossevillii Miguel Ordenana Nature Gardens Parastrellus hesperus red bats Stephanie Remington western red bat Blog Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:13:09 +0000 Lila Higgins 848 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Nature's Tiniest Potters http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters <p>Did you know there are small&nbsp;wasps here in Los Angeles that are potters? No, I don&#39;t mean some sort of&nbsp;weird waspish Harry Potter fan club&mdash;although that sounds like something&nbsp;I&#39;d be totally into&mdash;I mean wasps that use mud to make miniature pots. Take a look at the craftsmanship, the sharply narrowed neck and that wide&nbsp;fluted rim, exquisite!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/potterwasp4.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo taken by NHM&nbsp;Head Gardener Richard Hayden, with my fingertip for some perspective!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters#comments baccharis Bugguide female potters Harry Potter insects Ken Wolgemuth Nature Gardens potter wasps pottery wasps Blog Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:49:33 +0000 Lila Higgins 818 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Do you have Museum Malaise? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/do-you-have-museum-malaise <p>You better not! However, just in case you do I have a line of&nbsp;curative agents perfect&nbsp;for any and all afflicted with such exhibit ennui. The elixirs I speak of are our new L.A.&nbsp;nature exhibits, Nature Lab and Nature Gardens, and they&#39;re about to open on&nbsp;June 9!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/do-you-have-museum-malaise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/do-you-have-museum-malaise#comments BioSCAN Dean Pentcheff insects Malaise trap Nature Gardens Nature Lab robber fly Blog Fri, 03 May 2013 01:42:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 727 at http://www.nhm.org/nature