Friday, August 8, 2014

Field Trip - Nature Lab

A mother-daughter pic. This is how a rattlesnake would "see" us.
The Nature Lab at the Natural History Museum has so much to see. There are exhibits about newts, crayfish, bullfrogs, spiders, geckos, ants, turtles, rats, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, and more. Los Angeles has a lot of wildlife, but the buildings and freeways can make it a challenge to find. The nature lab has live animals, touch screens, and little holes to peek into that contain specimens. My three-year-old's favorite feature was the rattlesnake vision camera.

(Rattlesnakes sense infrared thermal radiation, which means they can see radiant heat.)
"Your House is Their House" shows how bed bugs and roaches are part of L.A.'s wildlife.

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