Opossum http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/332/all en 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 Spring Babies in the Nature Lab http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/spring-babies-nature-lab <p><span>There are only 17 days left until our Nature Gardens and Nature Lab&nbsp;exhibits open! This makes me extremely excited and a little bit nauseous.&nbsp;To cope with the&nbsp;craziness, all I have to do is go and visit&nbsp; our new Nature Lab babies. Just in case you&#39;re feeling stressed out too, here&#39;s some baby love&nbsp;for you:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/spring-babies-nature-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/spring-babies-nature-lab#comments Babies brown rats California newt Crayfish harvester ants Nature Lab Norway rats Opossum Virginia opossum Blog Wed, 29 May 2013 20:11:08 +0000 Lila Higgins 759 at http://www.nhm.org/nature What Do Animals Think About Fireworks? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-do-animals-think-about-fireworks <p>Last night many of us were enjoying the Fourth of July firework displays. Many of our pets were closed up indoors cowering under blankets, hiding under beds, or being generously shut up in bathrooms or garages. But what about the wild animals?Up to this point in my life, I had never paused to consider how wildlife might react to fireworks. Maybe this is just me, but until I got into work this morning and saw some footage and stills from our camera traps, I had never even stopped to think about it.Here are the images Sam Easterson sent me:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-do-animals-think-about-fireworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-do-animals-think-about-fireworks#comments animals and fireworks den fireworks Opossum Virginia opossum wildilfe Blog Fri, 06 Jul 2012 07:11:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 689 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Hey People We've Got Baby Opossums http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hey-people-weve-got-baby-opossums <div>Remember back in <a href="/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil" target="_blank">December</a>, when I said I&#39;d let you all know if we had baby Virginia opossums, <em>Didelphis virginiana</em>? Well it&#39;s&nbsp;spring, and right on cue they&#39;re here! Sam Easterson&#39;s camera traps have caught the babies (we think there are three) on video over the last week, and although many people don&#39;t find opossum babies cute, there are a few of us here at the Museum that do. Check them out and make your own assessment.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hey-people-weve-got-baby-opossums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hey-people-weve-got-baby-opossums#comments Babies Camera trap Opossum Sam Easterson Virginia opossum Blog Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:54:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 701 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Opossums Love Tin Foil! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil <p>A few weeks ago, Sam Easterson followed a trail of tin foil and discovered the den of a Virginia opossum, <em>Didelphis virginiana</em>, underneath one of the Museum's storage sheds. Since then he set up camera traps around the den to see what was going on. This is what we found...<strong>A night of tin foil escapades.</strong> What on Earth are they doing with all the tin foil? Tin foil hats to ward off alien thought control maybe?</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil#comments den mammals nest Opossum Sam Easterson tin foil Virginia opossum Blog Thu, 29 Dec 2011 05:41:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 675 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Scat: Owls and Opossums Oh My! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/scat-owls-and-opossums-oh-my <p>Mystery abounds in the North Campus, for who&#39;s been leaving scat under the footbridge? I discovered a vast array (about 10 pieces) of scat while I was searching for fungi a few weeks ago, and of course I snapped some pictures to try and identify our most recent visitor.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/scat-owls-and-opossums-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/scat-owls-and-opossums-oh-my#comments anima scat animal poop Bird List Burrowing owl Camera trap Jim Dines Opossum poop raccoon Sam Easterson scat Blog Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 679 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Is This Your Dog? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/your-dog <p>Sam moved the camera trap last week. We wanted to see what else we might find in the North Campus. Here's what we found. <div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HtO805ytgow/TiTPOgB7DhI/AAAAAAAAAG4/pIeqJtJ7lCc/s1600/opossum.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="225" m src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HtO805ytgow/TiTPOgB7DhI/AAAAAAAAAG4/pIeqJtJ7lCc/s400/opossum.jpg" width="400" /></a></div> </p><p>I guess the Opossum was like the rest of us totally unaffected by Carmageddon!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/your-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/your-dog#comments Camera trap dogs mammals Opossum Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 659 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Camera Trapping http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping <div></div> <div>Last week Sam got an awesome package in the mail, our new camera trap! On Monday afternoon he set it up behind the Butterfly Pavilion to see if it worked. We were also curious to see if we'd capture any interesting images. Boy were we in for a surprise!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Night 1: Monday pm-Tuesday am</strong></div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping#comments birds Butterfly Pavilion Camera trap cats Cooper's Hawk mammals Opossum Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2011 06:20:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 662 at http://www.nhm.org/nature