October November 2013 Naturalist PDF (3 MB)
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It's the L.A. Aqueduct's 100th anniversary on November 5, 2013, and the Museum's on November 6. To celebrate, we're opening a special exhibition, Just Add Water, on November 5, which features aqueduct-inspired watercolors by L.A.-based artist Robert Reynolds.
NHM's entomologist Brian Brown pursues flies at all costs. Read about his expedition to the Costa Rican cloud forest where the hunt for new species of flies could help us understand our planet and how it's changing.
It's Spider Pavilion's big year! Read about the 300 sizable visitors in the "arachnid gallery" who hail from L.A. and around the world. Then visit other web spinners in the open-air pavilion, open through November 3.
Caravans and a desert oasis, spice markets and sea adventures.The Museum will open its temporary exhibitions galleries December 22 with the fascinating exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World.