squirrel http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/426/all en Roadkill Science and the Dangers of Biking in L.A.! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/roadkill-science-and-dangers-biking-la <p>What is the grossest thing that can happen to you while you are biking? Give up? Being splattered by freshly killed roadkill juice that&rsquo;s what&mdash;did I mention it was a skunk?</p> <p>This was my luck the other day as I was heading over to a picnic at the newly opened Echo Park Lake. Needless to say this trauma has caused me to extra vigilant and observant of roadkill of late. So much so, that I&rsquo;ve even taken to participating in roadkill science&mdash;see it&rsquo;s not creepy to get up close and personal with roadkill&mdash;it&rsquo;s science!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/roadkill-science-and-dangers-biking-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/roadkill-science-and-dangers-biking-la#comments bicycling biking California Roadkill Observation System Fraser Shilling Los Angeles pigeon Road Ecology Center roadkill skunk squirrel UC Davis Blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:12:04 +0000 Lila Higgins 814 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Twelve Days of Christmas 2012 http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012 <p>Since tomorrow is the twelfth day of Christmas, I thought I&#39;d give you your belated gifts. Of course they&#39;re all part of L.A.&#39;s surprising biodiversity, yes even those&nbsp;turtle wasps!</p> <p>Twelve <a href="/nature/blog/weevil-weevil-does-total-agave-meltdown" target="_blank">weevils</a> wandering<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012#comments ants cockroach Cooper's Hawk crab spider Greater Yellow Underwing pepsis wasp phorid flies spittlebugs squirrel Twelve days of christmas wasps weevil Yellow-rumped Warbler Blog Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:48:00 +0000 admin 707 at http://www.nhm.org/nature