Oak tree http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/326/all en Take a Moment to Listen to the Trees http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/take-moment-listen-trees <p>Trees don&#39;t have heartbeats. You can&#39;t put a stethoscope up to a tree trunk and expect to hear&nbsp;that familiar dull thumping that gently insists, &quot;I am alive.&quot; At least I&#39;m pretty sure you can&#39;t, no matter what hardcore LOTR fans say, Ents do not exist!&nbsp;However, this doesn&#39;t mean you shouldn&#39;t try putting a stethoscope up to a tree and listening.</p> <p>What do you think you would hear?</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/listentree_ec_01_305_287.jpg" /></p> <p>Alex Metcalf knows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/take-moment-listen-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/take-moment-listen-trees#comments Alex Metcalf installation art nature art Oak tree Quercus agrifolia sound art the listening tree tree listening Trees vascular system xylem Blog Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:44:02 +0000 Lila Higgins 817 at http://www.nhm.org/nature First Baby Oaks Sprout Up in the North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-baby-oaks-sprout-north-campus <p>The North Campus is the proud parent of some baby oak trees! <div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MV01L2xqIMQ/TynfgZS55wI/AAAAAAAAAVM/C8oi_bc-LPk/s1600/DSC07127.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" gda="true" height="267" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MV01L2xqIMQ/TynfgZS55wI/AAAAAAAAAVM/C8oi_bc-LPk/s400/DSC07127.JPG" width="400" /></a></div> <div>Baby coast live oak sheltered by wall</div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-baby-oaks-sprout-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-baby-oaks-sprout-north-campus#comments Babies Brian Brown Carol Bornstein coast live oak engelmann oak Oak tree Trees Blog Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:51:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 671 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Bushtits Move In http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bushtits-move <p><strong>New Neighbors</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>A pair of Bushtits, <em>Psaltriparus minimus, </em>just built their nest in the live oak tree behind the Butterfly Pavilion.&nbsp;Kimball Garrett, our resident bird expert, found the nest this Monday and promptly sent me an e-mail detailing the nest&#39;s location. As soon as I got into work on Tuesday morning, I headed out to the Butterfly Pavilion to check it out.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bushtits-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bushtits-move#comments Babies birds Bushtit Butterfly Pavilion Kimball Garrett nest Oak tree Sam Easterson Trees Blog Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:18:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 634 at http://www.nhm.org/nature