Yellow-rumped Warbler http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/486/all en 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 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