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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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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