thanksgiving http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/440/all en Thanksgiving for the Butter-butt (but not the Butterballs)! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-butter-butt-not-butterballs <div>Hold your horses...give me a moment to clarify this title, I'm talking about birds here! When I say "butter-butt" I'm actually referring to a small grey songbird that has a bright yellow <span>patch on its derri</span><span><span>èr</span>e (</span>yes, this really is what dorky birders like myself call this bird when we're out birding). In particular, I'm talking about the below pictured butter-butt, that narrowly escaped death <span>— </span>hence the giving of thanks. In contrast, all those Butterball turkeys won't be giving much thanks. </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-butter-butt-not-butterballs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-butter-butt-not-butterballs#comments Audubon's Warbler bird strikes butter-butt Butterball turkey Kimball Garrett Setophaga coronata thanksgiving window strikes Yellow-rumped Warbler Blog Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 711 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Thanksgiving for Mushrooms! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms <p>We're never going to spot a Wild Turkey in the North Campus, but I still wanted to post something related to the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Ah ha! Mushrooms, I thought. Not the Campbell's soup kind, but real honest-to-goodness wild mushrooms<span>—</span>like the ones that are popping up all over L.A. after our recent autumnal rains.In preparation for this blog post I went out searching for mushrooms in the North Campus. What I found was this:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thanksgiving-mushrooms#comments campbell's mushroom soup earthstar mushroom fungi jack o'lantern mushroom LA mycological society mushroom foray mushrooms puffball thanksgiving western destroying angel Blog Thu, 24 Nov 2011 03:49:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 680 at http://www.nhm.org/nature