planarians http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/728/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 Immortal Worms Found in L.A. Pond! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond <p>Yay, we just found&nbsp;flatworms in the Museum pond! You know, the worms that some of us (I&#39;m not naming names) might have cut up with a knife in high school biology class. But don&#39;t worry! These worms are, &quot;immortal under the edge of a knife.&quot;&nbsp;At least, that is how the noted flatworm specialist, John Graham Dalyell Esquire, described them in 1814.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/planarian_rotated.jpg" /></p> <p>An Immortal Worm, also known as a Planarian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond#comments bilateral symmetry Bipalium kewense flatworms freshwater worm freshwater worms immortal under the edge of a knife Kirk Fitzhugh land planarian planaria planarians Platyhelminthes pond worms Richard Hayden Blog Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:26:43 +0000 Lila Higgins 824 at http://www.nhm.org/nature