The Nat Blog

Way back in the 1800s, a small but dedicated group of members from the San Diego Society of Natural History worked to preserve the Torrey pine, unique to our area.  Read more.

Have you heard the term “biodiversity” lately? It’s quite the buzzword, especially in Southern California and the Baja California Peninsula—this region is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. That means this place is home to an incredible variety of plants and animals, some found nowhere else on Earth.   Read more.

Ray Gilmore was a marine biologist and huge fan of whales. His work with The Nat began in 1953 and continued for over 30 years. The research he did on whale migratory patterns helped preserve the gray whale.  
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On Thursday, February 22, experts from many sectors came together for the San Diego Biodiversity Conservation Summit at the San Diego Natural History Museum in an unprecedented step to conserve biodiversity in the greater San Diego region.  Read more.

Where There's a Will, There's a Way

Posted: October 16, 2023

Have you thought about what will happen to your habitat, hoard, or herd after you're gone? You can't be sure without a Will or another form of estate plan properly in place. Read more.

Local artist Eva Struble is being commissioned by The Nat to install a 33-foot mural in the Museum’s atrium. This is one part of a larger effort to turn the atrium into a warm and inviting community gathering space that welcomes visitors to the Museum and introduces them to the specialness of nature in our region.  Read more.

Library Photo Apprentice Alex Tomeo set out to digitize hundreds of fragile glass plate photographs. Inspired by the process, she revived old photography methods to capture history in the making—the old-fashioned way. Read more.

How can thousands of dead bugs save the lives of millions more? Join Entomologist Eva Horna-Lowell in the field as she takes part in California’s answer to the insect apocalypse. Read more.

Who else but The Nat would jump at the chance to ensure kangaroo rats were safe from construction holes? When old power poles needed replacing in Warner Valley, the construction put the federally threatened Stephens’ kangaroo rat at risk. Our team stepped in to ensure the rats were minimally impacted. Read more.

Wildlife conservation work is often portrayed as scientists in tactical vests trekking into the wilderness in search of species to protect. Some conservation works that way, but many wildlife wins are borne from something much more ordinary: Biological consulting. Read more.