Lila Higgins

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Guest/KCRW Staff

Director of the community science program at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Lila Higgins on KCRW

LA got new species of mosquitoes around 2011: the Asian tiger mosquito, the yellow fever mosquito, and the Australian backyard mosquito.

Why more mosquitoes are showing up in LA, and what happens when they draw our blood

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"These brown widows showed up [in Southern California] in 2003. And they are all over the place now," says Lila Higgins of LA's Natural History Museum.

Why Southern California now has more brown widows than black widows

"These brown widows showed up [in Southern California] in 2003. And they are all over the place now," says Lila Higgins of LA's Natural History Museum.

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The Glendale Narrows section of the LA River doesn't have a cement bottom. That means plants and trees can grow there, attracting nearby wildlife.

Go for a socially distant walk along the LA River’s Glendale Narrows

The Glendale Narrows section of the LA River doesn't have a cement bottom. That means plants and trees can grow there, attracting nearby wildlife.

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