Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

What’s In a Street Name? The Paved-Over Past of L.A.
The Tribal President of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians explains the roots of the ground we walk on
A Long Lived Leaper
NHM’s Prince Rogers Nelson the Western Spadefoot frog sets longevity record  
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Fishes Across America: Kentucky Is for Darters
Two darter fish, one Bluegrass State
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Dire Wolf Skull Wall Reinstall
3,600 individual dire wolves recovered, 400 skulls, one iconic La Brea Tar Pits installation refurbished
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NHMLAC + Pacific Standard Time
NHMLAC receives two grants to prepare for the next edition of the regional arts initiative Pacific Standard Time, scheduled to open in 2024. 
 
Bon Voyage, Pondy
Our adorable western pond turtle has a new, amazing home!
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Science In a Half-Shell: Dissecting Turtles at Home
NHM researchers dig for plastic in freshwater turtles
Three Horned Larks, Two Spotted Doves and a Seasonal Community Science Tradition
The history and value of North America’s longest running community science project: the Christmas Bird Count
Walruses: On the Tusk of Greatness
With the discovery of the oldest tusked walrus yet, NHM scientists are getting to the root of the walrus’ long tooth.