Citizen Science Manager Lila Higgins is tracking the latest and greatest developments in the Museum’s new outdoor habitat, the Nature Gardens!
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Want to see live spiders and webs from local and exotic species? Opens September 23 through November 4, 2012.
Los Angeles is a diverse, dynamic, ever-changing city, both for people and the wildlife that live here. Although we are frequently aware of the larger wildlife around us, like parrots and squirrels, many of the smaller animals remain unnoticed and even undescribed by scientists.
In order to understand our city better, the Museum has begun a long-term biodiversity study of urban habitats and surrounding natural areas. Our goal is to not only increase our knowledge of local wildlife, but also to involve our local community in this study. From lizards to ladybugs, we need your help in each of our community science projects — the Museum can't do it alone!
In partnership with San Francisco State University, ZomBee Watch is a project that will help scientists better understand the distribution of the Zombie Fly, a fly that parasitizes the honey bee. Find out how to become a ZomBee Hunter!
Why are there no lizards in Exposition Park, the Museum's own backyard? We hope to answer this question and find out where lizards do occur in the Los Angeles basin. And we need your help!
Partnering with Cornell's Lost Ladybug Project, the Museum hopes to census the ladybugs found in our region. We have historic data of ladybug species in Los Angeles County, but we don't know how much it has changed — we need your help to find out.
L.A. is an important international port, new species of spiders are always being accidentally introduced, and some are establishing breeding populations. We need your help to find out what spiders are becoming established so we can understand what impacts they may be having on our native spiders.
Journalist Gendy Alimurung finds out what happens when NHM asks "where have all the lizards gone?"
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