By Ilsa Setziol
Who hasn’t watched their backyard squirrels scurry along power lines, spiral up and down tree trunks, whip their tails and holler “chkk-chkk-chkk” at trespassing scrub jays?
Now that autumn trees are full of acorns, the antics are in overdrive.
Surprisingly, though, the squirrels leaping from bough to bough in urban Los Angeles aren’t native.
THE WORK OF National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins is included in the new show “Baja California” at the Ordover Gallery of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Also on view will be photographs by Octavio Aburto, Pilar Artola, Miguel Angel de la Cueva, Jack Dykinga, Patricio Robles Gil, Flip Nicklin, Abe Ordover, and Julio Rodriguez Ramos. All artwork in The Ordover Gallery is for sale. A substantial portion of proceeds will benefit the museum. For more information, go to: www.ordovergallery.com.
EVERY fall, the Butterfly Pavilion of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County metamorphoses into the Spider Pavilion. It happened this Sunday. Arachnophiles, rejoice. The Spider Pavilion is officially open. For details, click here. For help identifying the authors of the autumn webs now in most eaves and trees, click here.
This post has been updated. The headline has been changed to reflect this spider lover’s glee.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its plan for dealing with the effects of climate change on the country’s natural resources, including rising sea levels, the spread of invasive species and changing wildlife migration patterns reports the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The proposed strategy is up for public review and comment until Nov. 23.
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For links to a Guardian guide to a draft global agreement on climate change, a Time Magazine article on our “long summer” and a Nature special report, click here.
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