LA River en Arroyo #Chubwatch 2015 <p>After three long years of planning, 45 arroyo chub were finally released into the Nature Garden&#39;s pond last week.&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/IMG_9845.jpg" />Arroyo chub (it&#39;s alive, don&#39;t worry!) held for a quick photo op before release into the pond! <em>Photo by Richard Hayden.</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arroyo chub California Department of Fish and Wildlife Chris Thacker chub fish Friends of the LA River Greg Pauly LA River Nature Gardens Pond Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:56:14 +0000 Lila Higgins 877 at The Real L.A. Noir: The True-life Insect Cannibals and Murderers in our Midst <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Concera_tibialis_15707_01_edit.jpg" style="width:100%" /></p> <p>The coffin fly. Image courtesy of Kelsey Bailey.</p> <p>As you get into your car in the parking lot of the Trader Joe&rsquo;s in Silver Lake in Los Angeles, you might just be within arm&rsquo;s reach of cannibals. Not the human kind &ndash; but the insect variety.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ant decapitating fly BioSCAN coffin fly dragonly Hollywood Forever Cemetery insects LA Noir LA River Los Angeles phorid flies twisted wing parasite zombee zombie fly Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:21:50 +0000 Lila Higgins 849 at Twelve Days of Los Angeles Nature: 2013 <p>Let&#39;s celebrate another year of L.A.&#39;s AMAZING BIODIVERSITY. The benevolent blogger that I am, here are your gifts:</p> <p>Twelve&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Rattlers</a> Rattling</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/12_rattlesnakes_rattling.jpg" /><br /> Eleven <a href="" target="_blank">Potter Wasps</a>&nbsp;Piping</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 12 days of christmas ant decapitating flies avocado California newts dragonflies glowworms gray fox green anole LA River lizard Los Angeles mexican amberwing Mountain Lion Opossum P-22 planarians potter wasps Praying mantis rattlesnakes urban nature Blog Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:08:19 +0000 Lila Higgins 831 at Fire in the L.A. River <p>Many of you know I am a&nbsp;huge L.A. river fan. As a fan of the river and an advocate for river access, I was of course shocked and worried to hear about the fire that took place in the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">pilot recreation zone</a>&nbsp;last Saturday.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/lariver_fire.jpg" /></p> <p>The fire raged on a sandbar adjacent to the river bike path (image courtesy of&nbsp;Anthea Raymond).</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dragonfly gas tanker fire LA River LA river bike path LA River Kayak Safari LA River Pilot Recreation Zone Mexican Amberwing dragonfly Perithemis intensa Blog Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:28:28 +0000 Lila Higgins 812 at