Vanessa Vobis http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/457/all en Edible Nature http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/edible-nature <div> <div><span><span>Last week, I collected the first garbanzo bean out of the Erika J. Glazer Family </span><span>Home Garden. After showing the seed to some of my colleagues, who exclaimed, &quot;Wow, that&rsquo;s a garbanzo bean,&quot; I realized what a profound thing I was holding in my hand. From this tiny package an entire plant can spring,&nbsp;the potential for new life was right there in my hand.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/edible-nature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/edible-nature#comments European honey bees food garbanzo bean Home Garden seeds Vanessa Vobis Blog Sat, 30 Jun 2012 02:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 690 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Kindergartner Finds Greater Yellow Underwing Moth on North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kindergartner-finds-greater-yellow-underwing-moth-north-campus <p>This past weekend the Museum hosted the 26th annual Bug Fair. Over the course of 72 hours, more than 10,000 people visited us. These lucky visitors got to see, do, and taste many things. At Curator of Entomology Brian Brown's table, visitors were able to see the world's smallest fly from Thailand (oh and it just happens to be a brand new species in the genus <i>Euryplatea</i>). On our insect stage, they could meet Western Exterminator's bed bug sniffing dogs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kindergartner-finds-greater-yellow-underwing-moth-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kindergartner-finds-greater-yellow-underwing-moth-north-campus#comments Brian Brown Bug Fair Citizen Science David George Gordon David Gracer Entomophagy Greater Yellow Underwing Home Garden moth Noctua pronuba the Bug Chef Vanessa Vobis Blog Sat, 26 May 2012 02:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 695 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Thorny Devils in the Garden http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thorny-devils-garden <p>I was recently out and about in the garden and found some fascinating insects, Keelbacked Treehoppers, <em>Antianthe expansa.</em> They were on some of our celery plants and are, according to Vanessa Vobis Master Gardener and Museum Gallery Interpreter, "a very annoying pest on our tomatoes."</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thorny-devils-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thorny-devils-garden#comments ant tending Antianthe expansa Cyphonia treehopper insects Keelbacked Treehoppers membracidae pest insects thorn mimics Vanessa Vobis Blog Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:39:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 666 at http://www.nhm.org/nature