Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

Three Horned Larks, Two Spotted Doves and a Seasonal Community Science Tradition
The history and value of North America’s longest running community science project: the Christmas Bird Count
Walruses: On the Tusk of Greatness
With the discovery of the oldest tusked walrus yet, NHM scientists are getting to the root of the walrus’ long tooth.
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Time Machine Window: A Look Back at Ice Age Los Angeles
Take a look at Los Angeles through Ice Age lenses
Discovering Gold: Exploring the California Gold Rush
Uncover the history of California's Gold Rush through NHM's Gem and Mineral Hall
Fishes Across America: Into the Midwest
Look out! Killifish coming through
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Fishes Across America: Shoshone, Idaho
A different Shoshone, a different sucker:  Catostomus columbianus, the bridgelip sucker
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Native American Heritage Month
Recognizing the rich and thriving community of Native Americans in L.A.
The Filipino Salakot
Filipino history told through the cultural costume
Lon Chaney’s Hidden Makeup Secret
How Lon Chaney made himself into "A Man of a Thousand Faces"
Undead Warrior Hummingbirds
Symbols of rebirth during the Aztec reign.