Richard Smart en Rare Nine-spotted Ladybug Found in L.A.! <p>During Bug Fair, I found a ladybug in the Museum&rsquo;s Nature Gardens, that didn&rsquo;t look familiar. It didn&rsquo;t have any spots, but it somehow looked different than all the other no-spotted ladybugs I&rsquo;d seen before. I took its photo, posted it to our <a href="" target="_blank">Nature Gardens Survey</a> on<em> iNaturalist</em>, and then totally forgot about it.</p> <p><em>Nine-spotted ladybug, photo taken by Harsi Parker</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bug Fair Claremont First Fridays Harsi Parker ladybug Ladybugs Lost Ladybug Project Nature Gardens nine-spotted ladybug Richard Smart Blog Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:19:58 +0000 Richard Smart 872 at Lizard Love Bites <p>Have you recently seen lizards in L.A. that appear to be biting each other, or maybe they are trying to eat each other?&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/lizard_lovebite_three.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alligator lizards Citizen Science Dr. Greg Pauly lizard lizards Los Angeles love bite RASCals Richard Smart Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 22:55:09 +0000 Lila Higgins 870 at I Found a Huge Green Spider in My Garden! <p>Ever found&nbsp;a large green spider in your garden? Chances are, if you&#39;re in the Los Angeles area, the spider you&#39;ve found is a Green Lynx Spider, <em>Peucetia viridans</em>.</p> <p>Here&#39;s one that NHM staffer, Richard Smart, found in our Nature Gardens on Wednesday:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/greenlynxspider.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo taken by NHM&#39;s own Spider-Woman, Cat Urban.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> big spider Cat Urban Green Lynx Spider green spider green spider in los angeles huge spider Richard Smart Spider Pavilion Spider-Woman spiders spidery friends Blog Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:07:14 +0000 Lila Higgins 820 at