Miguel Ordenana http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/706/all en We Found Bats Living at the La Brea Tar Pits! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-found-bats-living-la-brea-tar-pits <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever been to the La Brea Tar Pits you might have wondered if bats were around during the last Ice Age when saber-toothed cats (<em>Smilodon fatalis</em>), Columbian mammoths (<em>Mammuthus columbi</em>), and dire wolves (<em>Canis dirus</em>) roamed the land that is now our city. Well, we&rsquo;re happy to tell you that the answer is yes, and we&rsquo;ve recently discovered that bats are still flying over the tar pits on a regular basis!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Pallid_bat.jpg" style="height:511px; width:680px" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-found-bats-living-la-brea-tar-pits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-found-bats-living-la-brea-tar-pits#comments bat detector bats La Brea Tar Pits mammals Miguel Ordenana Tar Pits Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:16:56 +0000 Miguel Ordenana 847 at http://www.nhm.org/nature What Does the Gray Fox Say? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-does-gray-fox-say <p>A few days ago, Miguel Orde&ntilde;ana, NHMer and local biologist working on the Griffith Park Connectivity Study, captured images of the elusive gray fox, <em>Urocyon cinereoargenteus</em>. Fortunately, I&#39;m able to speak fox (growing up on a farm in England gives you certain skills), and have, through the magic of Photoshop, been able to translate his &quot;Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding&#39;s&quot; and &quot;Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow&#39;s&quot; into English.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-does-gray-fox-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/what-does-gray-fox-say#comments gray fox Griffith Park Griffith Park Connectivity Study Miguel Ordenana Urocyon cinereoargenteus What does the fox say Ylvis Blog Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:39:52 +0000 Lila Higgins 829 at http://www.nhm.org/nature We Have a Bat Detector, and Bats Too! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-have-bat-detector-and-bats-too <p>Guess&nbsp;what? We have bats in the Nature Gardens! And we have proof, thanks&nbsp;to two of our intrepid scientists, Jim Dines and Miguel Orde&ntilde;ana.</p> <p>Here&#39;s the proof, in sonogram format:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/Tadarida_brasiliensis_sonogram.JPG" /></p> <p>Keep reading to find out what bat these blue and green blobs belong to!</p> <p>Here&#39;s what Jim and Miguel have to say about our bat detector:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-have-bat-detector-and-bats-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-have-bat-detector-and-bats-too#comments bat detector bats bioacoustic monitoring Hoary Bat Jim Dines Los Angeles Nature Mexican Free-tailed Bat Miguel Ordenana Myotis Bat sonogram Blog Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:45:41 +0000 Lila Higgins 821 at http://www.nhm.org/nature