potter wasps http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/681/all en Twelve Days of Los Angeles Nature: 2013 http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-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="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rattlesnakes-los-angeles-times" target="_blank">Rattlers</a> Rattling</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/12_rattlesnakes_rattling.jpg" /><br /> Eleven <a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters" target="_blank">Potter Wasps</a>&nbsp;Piping</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-los-angeles-nature-2013#comments 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 http://www.nhm.org/nature Nature's Tiniest Potters http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters <p>Did you know there are small&nbsp;wasps here in Los Angeles that are potters? No, I don&#39;t mean some sort of&nbsp;weird waspish Harry Potter fan club&mdash;although that sounds like something&nbsp;I&#39;d be totally into&mdash;I mean wasps that use mud to make miniature pots. Take a look at the craftsmanship, the sharply narrowed neck and that wide&nbsp;fluted rim, exquisite!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/potterwasp4.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo taken by NHM&nbsp;Head Gardener Richard Hayden, with my fingertip for some perspective!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/natures-tiniest-potters#comments baccharis Bugguide female potters Harry Potter insects Ken Wolgemuth Nature Gardens potter wasps pottery wasps Blog Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:49:33 +0000 Lila Higgins 818 at http://www.nhm.org/nature