Butterfly Pavilion http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/83/all en Rotting Fruit and Puddle Parties: Check out the Butterfly Pavilion! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rotting-fruit-and-puddle-parties-check-out-butterfly-pavilion <p>It is that time of year again! Sunday is the opening of our Butterfly Pavilion, and although we still have hundreds of free-flying butterflies there's a lot that has changed out there. We have replanted the entire space, adding many more nectar and host plants for adults and caterpillars. We have also added new food sources for some of the adult butterflies that aren't quite so partial to sipping nectar!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rotting-fruit-and-puddle-parties-check-out-butterfly-pavilion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rotting-fruit-and-puddle-parties-check-out-butterfly-pavilion#comments Battus philenor Buckeye butterfly butterflies Butterfly Pavilion Junonia coenia Lydia Gotcher Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa Pipevine Swallowtail Shawna Joplin Blog Sat, 07 Apr 2012 04:59:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 702 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Camera Trapping http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping <div></div> <div>Last week Sam got an awesome package in the mail, our new camera trap! On Monday afternoon he set it up behind the Butterfly Pavilion to see if it worked. We were also curious to see if we'd capture any interesting images. Boy were we in for a surprise!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Night 1: Monday pm-Tuesday am</strong></div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping#comments birds Butterfly Pavilion Camera trap cats Cooper's Hawk mammals Opossum Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2011 06:20:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 662 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Bushtits Move In http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bushtits-move <p><strong>New Neighbors</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>A pair of Bushtits, <em>Psaltriparus minimus, </em>just built their nest in the live oak tree behind the Butterfly Pavilion.&nbsp;Kimball Garrett, our resident bird expert, found the nest this Monday and promptly sent me an e-mail detailing the nest&#39;s location. As soon as I got into work on Tuesday morning, I headed out to the Butterfly Pavilion to check it out.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bushtits-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bushtits-move#comments Babies birds Bushtit Butterfly Pavilion Kimball Garrett nest Oak tree Sam Easterson Trees Blog Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:18:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 634 at http://www.nhm.org/nature North Campus Interactives http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-interactives <p>Inter-whats? Interactives are what we at the Museum call cool gizmos and hands-on experiences in exhibits. We are planning to have some really great outdoor interactives in the North Campus. Right now we are getting ready to test prototypes in the Butterfly Pavilion yard. I'll post more about them when the Pavilion goes live on April 8, but as a teaser, check out this article posted on <a href="http://zev.lacounty.gov/news/arts-culture/museums/calling-all-junior-experts" target="_blank">LA County Board of Supervisor, Zev Yaroslavsky's website. </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-interactives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-interactives#comments Butterfly Counter Butterfly Pavilion insects interactives prototypes Blog Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:47:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 639 at http://www.nhm.org/nature