NHM's First Online Exhibition Is Bug News
The chance to admire critters from up-close, as in very, very up-close, in the brand-new 'Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A." show?
All while staying cozy on your couch?
It's an unusual chance, but one that the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is giving bug buffs across Southern California, and, yep, far beyond our insect-awesome shores.
For the Exposition Park museum is launching its first-ever exhibition online, a photo-amazing show that features "...a selection of insect macrographs pulled from NHMLAC’s groundbreaking Biodiversity Science: City and Nature (BioSCAN) research project."
The exhibition will be buzz-buzz starting on May 15, which makes the timing as perfect as a sprinkling of pollen on a bee's fuzzy posterior: The third weekend in May is always devoted to the museum's truly massive Bug Fair.
That isn't happening in 2020, at least in-person, but you can visit the NHMLA site on May 16 for an online version of the festival, Bug Fair Connected.
Make a date for that, and to check out "Spiky, Hairy, Shiny," too. It's a fascinating treat for those who have an interest in insects can find the science and splendor in a host of close-close-CLOSE snapshots spotlighting some of the cool crawlers and buzzers that share our SoCal area.