butterfly http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/81/all en First Clouded Sulphur Butterfly Pupa in North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-clouded-sulphur-butterfly-pupa-north-campus <p>Last week, Jany Alvarez, one of the Museum's Guest Relations staff, was sitting at the bus stop adjacent to the North Campus. While she was waiting for her bus, she saw an interesting sight<span>—</span>a caterpillar crawling along the sidewalk! Thinking that the caterpillar would be better off on a plant than on the cement, she picked the caterpillar up and placed it carefully on a <em>Dudleya</em> plant on the Living Wall. Later that day, another Guest Relations staffer watched the caterpillar pupate! By the time word travelled to me, the pupa looked like this:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-clouded-sulphur-butterfly-pupa-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-clouded-sulphur-butterfly-pupa-north-campus#comments butterfly caterpillar Cloudless Sulphur Dudleya Feathery Cassias insects living wall Phoebis sennae pupa Senna Senna artemisioides Blog Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 668 at http://www.nhm.org/nature The Twelve Days of Christmas http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas <p>On the Twelfth Day of Christmas the North Campus gave to me...</p> <p>Twelve&nbsp;skippers skipping<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas#comments birds butterfly caterpillar crow Flies hummingbirds insects ladybug mammals Twelve days of christmas Blog Sat, 24 Dec 2011 04:33:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 676 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Today on the North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus <p>I went out for a walk around the North Campus today and this is what I saw:</p> <p>They are filling the pond to make sure there aren&#39;t any leaks and that the waterfall cascade is level.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/today-north-campus#comments butterfly fungi insects Monarch butterfly morel mushrooms Pond pupa Blog Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 646 at http://www.nhm.org/nature North Campus Monarchs http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-monarchs <div>Yesterday afternoon myself and number of other staff members braved the heat to continue our survey of North Campus insects. On the heels of last week&#39;s Gulf Fritillary discovery, I found the site&#39;s first Monarch butterfly caterpillar, <em>Danaus plexippus</em>!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ICWK6TMo6bo/TpdSNRrp52I/AAAAAAAAAJw/vCq8cetmY24/s1600/NC_Monarch.jpg"><img src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/NC_Monarch.jpg" /></a></div> <div>Monarch butterfly caterpillar</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-monarchs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-monarchs#comments butterfly caterpillar insects milkweed Monarch butterfly monarch tagging narrow-leaved milkweed Blog Fri, 14 Oct 2011 05:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 648 at http://www.nhm.org/nature First Caterpillar Record for North Campus! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-caterpillar-record-north-campus <div>The last few weeks I have been spoiled with bloggable stories, but this week I needed inspiration. I took a stroll out to the North Campus to see what I could find, and was excited to happen upon the first North Campus caterpillar.</div> <div></div> <div>The caterpillar I found was in the last and final "J stage" of its larval lifecycle, just about to pupate.  </div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-caterpillar-record-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/first-caterpillar-record-north-campus#comments butterfly Gulf Fritillary butterfly insects Lavender Lady passion vine Passiflora passion vine pupa Blog Thu, 06 Oct 2011 04:30:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 649 at http://www.nhm.org/nature