Category Archives: Beatty collection

Latest adventure to Ten Acre Pond

It’s a good time of year to check in on our favorite local locale: Ten Acre Pond. It’s a well-know spot for dragonflies and other aquatic insects, and this is the time of year that activity heats up. We went … Continue reading

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Ambiguous Localities & Cursive Make for Fun Transcribing!

During my undergraduate science courses, students were constantly reminded to be specific in their lab notebooks to the point that someone else could read the notebook years later and be capable of replicating the experiment. As I work on digitizing … Continue reading

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New to the Frost: Rachel

Hello to all who are reading this! My name is Rachel Davis and I am a new intern here at the Frost Entomological Museum. I was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Incentivizing Collecting Event Transcription

In a couple of recent discussions we have had with regards to the Beatty Collection, we have debated as to how we can get more people actively participating in transcribing, or typing out, collecting events into an online database. What … Continue reading

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Even More Digitization

Over the past 14 months, we have made nearly 25,000 images of odonates from our Beatty Collection. While the photos of the insects are alone no small feat, they could not reveal the full story behind their collection, as so many of the … Continue reading

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