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

His Mansion for a Horse
Swing by the Cowboy Festival and a special open house Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22
Dinosaurs in China
NHM Scientists Seek Out Birds From the East
Oceans Online
Digitization of collections unlocks climate clues.
Fish Since the Dinosaurs
The last 66 million years of fish evolution
City Nature Challenge: L.A. vs. S.F.
Museums are asking residents of and visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County to explore nature all around them and document the species they find.
Was Hancock Park Beachfront Property 120,000 Years Ago?
Pacific Gaper Clam: A large, common bivalve that inhabits sandy areas of bays along an open coast, often buried a foot or more.
Coyotes of L.A.’s Urban Core: Using Science to Separate Fact from Fiction
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area formally announced this week that they launched the first study on urban coyotes of Los Angeles.  
The Sound of Our Griffith Park Mountain Lion: P-22 and the Mysteries of Puma Communication
What comes to mind when you imagine the call of P-22, L.A.'s famous urban mountain lion?
The Scoop on Ferndell: Griffith Park's Enchanted "Nature Museum"
At the border of the Hollywood Hills and Los Feliz neighborhoods is an enchanting, tree-shaded half-mile trail of Griffith Park.