Babies http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/35/all en 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 Baby Mantis Explosion http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/baby-mantis-explosion <p>Lately, I've been so busy working on our new Nature Lab exhibit (OPENING THIS JUNE PEOPLE) that I rarely make it into my office anymore. Earlier this week, I popped in to check some e-mails (fun I know) and what do you think I found?An explosion of praying mantids!They were on my #2 pencils: <div><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FqUa2M9n9ns/UVYTgE0JGkI/AAAAAAAAA_E/7O4J8yYm--8/s400/DSC01857.JPG" width="400" /></div> <div>#cute</div> <div align="center"> </div> </p><p>They were on my scissors:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/baby-mantis-explosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/baby-mantis-explosion#comments Babies egg case eggs mantids ootheca Praying mantis Blog Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:29:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 704 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Pond Babies: Dragonflies and Diving Beetles http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/pond-babies-dragonflies-and-diving-beetles <div></div> <div>Two weeks ago I told you I'd fill you in when I found dragonfly nymphs in our pond. I wasn't expecting to be able to give you this update so quickly, but SURPRISE, nature moves fast, people! In the last few weeks, I've found more than 50 dragonfly exuviae (the papery exoskeletons shed between molts) attached to the rocks of the pond. Of course, this prompted me to take out my dip net and look for nymphs in the water.Here's a picture of one I found: </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/pond-babies-dragonflies-and-diving-beetles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/pond-babies-dragonflies-and-diving-beetles#comments Babies beetles dragonflies insects mayflies midges mosquitoes Pond predacious diving beetle Sympetrum corruptum variegated meadowhawk Blog Fri, 18 May 2012 02:40:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 696 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 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 The Birds, the Bees, and the Fecal Sacs http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-bees-and-fecal-sacs <p>I know you've seen a lot of still images from the Black Phoebe, <em>Sayornis nigricans</em>, nest, but I just had to share this footage. Honestly, it is too good not to post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-bees-and-fecal-sacs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-bees-and-fecal-sacs#comments Babies bees birds European honey bees insects nest Blog Fri, 27 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 629 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Hummingbirds: Born to be Sword Swallowers! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hummingbirds-born-be-sword-swallowers <div>We've got more bird babies at the Page Museum (you know the one at the La Brea Tar Pits)! We were informed about an Allen's Hummingbird, <em>Selasphorus sasin</em>, nest in the atrium about two weeks ago, and jammed over to scope out the scene. When we arrived we found two tiny eggs in a beautifully crafted nest, suspended about ten feet up in one of the plants.</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hummingbirds-born-be-sword-swallowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hummingbirds-born-be-sword-swallowers#comments Allen's Hummingbird Babies hummingbirds Page Museum Sam Easterson spider webs Blog Fri, 27 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 628 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Eggs Hatch in Black Phoebe Nest http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/eggs-hatch-black-phoebe-nest <p>Here is a quick nest update for the Black Phoebes, the babies have hatched! Sam was able to catch these images of the action. <div> <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xiPBwGYqkoY/TdLQbCvUECI/AAAAAAAAAD0/962lsGntlC0/s1600/Parent.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="178px" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xiPBwGYqkoY/TdLQbCvUECI/AAAAAAAAAD0/962lsGntlC0/s320/Parent.jpg" width="320px" /></a></div> <div>Mom on the nest</div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/eggs-hatch-black-phoebe-nest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/eggs-hatch-black-phoebe-nest#comments Babies birds Black Phoebe eggs nest Blog Wed, 18 May 2011 05:50:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 631 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 New Bird For North Campus List http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-bird-north-campus-list <p><strong>165 and Counting...</strong>Earlier this week, Kimball Garrett, NHM Ornithology Collections Manager, spotted a not-so-common sight, a pair of Rufous Hummingbirds, <em>Selasphorus rufus</em>, in the Rose Garden. This hummingbird species is now number 165 on Kimball's Exposition Park Checklist. Over the last 28 years, Kimball has been keeping track of all the birds he sees in Exposition Park, even those that are just doing a fly-over!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-bird-north-campus-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-bird-north-campus-list#comments Babies Bird List birds hummingbirds nest Rufous Hummingbird Blog Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 638 at http://www.nhm.org/nature