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2019 sort session #5

Sort session #5 kicked off with a nice surprise from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: One of our New Years resolutions was to grow the collection, in part by fostering a tighter connection with the PDA and to tap into … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s latest in Science

One of our, Carolyn Trietsch, published a touching article in Science, just out this week. Check it out! That graduate student community in our department is second to none. I also love the illustration┬áby Robert Neubecker that accompanies the article. … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Christmas: Entomology Edition

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a museum donor gave to me…. Twelve giant moths, Eleven giant-sized unit trays (dang, need one more for the moths), Ten drawers of Halictidae, Nine springtails a leaping, Eight wrong IDs, Seven diplopods a … Continue reading

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Frost data now available!

It’s been awhile since I provided any substantial update. We’ve been working quietly behind the scenes to address issues discovered during our CAP assessment, and we’ve made substantial progress in digitizing specimens in our collection. That last bit is especially … Continue reading

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Important Figures in the History of Natural History: Alice Eastwood, Patron of Collections

Alice Eastwood was a Canadian botanist born in 1859, who moved to Denver with her family in 1873 and taught there for several years. A self-trained botanist, her expertise was so well-known and regarded that she was invited to serve … Continue reading

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