Twelve Days of Christmas 2012

January 4, 2013

Since tomorrow is the twelfth day of Christmas, I thought I'd give you your belated gifts. Of course they're all part of L.A.'s surprising biodiversity, yes even those turtle wasps!

Twelve weevils wandering

 



Eleven pepsis wasps piping

 

 



Ten spiders-a-leaping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Nine ground squirrels dancing

 

 



Eight ants-a-milking (though technically they should be milking aphids)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Seven spittlebugs-a-spitting

 



 

Six roaches-a-laying (down that is)

 



 

Five under wings

 



 

Four warbling birds

 



 

Three French (phorid) flies

 



 

Two turtle wasps

 



 

And a hawk in a pear infested pond

 



Wishing you a happy New Year...what urban nature will we find this year?


(Posted by: Lila Higgins)

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 23, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas the North Campus gave to me...

Twelve skippers skipping

 



Eleven pill bugs pillaging

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas the North Campus gave to me...

Twelve skippers skipping

 

 



Eleven pill bugs pillaging

 

 

 

 



Ten fritillaries a-feeding

 

 

 

 



 Nine gulls a-diving (dumpster diving that is)

 

 

 

 



Eight mantids a-milking

 

 

 

 



Seven caterpillars a-crawling

 

 

 

 

 



Six ladybugs a-laying

 

 



Five phorid (fly) wings

 

 

 

 



Four calling crows

 

 

 

 



Three French hummingbirds

 

 

 

 



Two turtle fox squirrels

 

 

 

 



 And an oak gall in an oak tree!

 

 

 

 

 



 

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

 



 


(Posted by: Lila Higgins)


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