Blog Posts

January 17th, 2014

We have put together a gallery of Chicagoland butterflies. 

January 14th, 2014

The donated meteorite NWA 7325 is an ungrouped achondrite and comes from a planetary body that has not been sampled before. Thanks to private collector Terry Boudreaux the Museum has now access to this incredibly rare and scientifically valuable rock.

November 23rd, 2013

A map of the locations where specimens imaged in LinEpig have been collected, where data is available, and why we need one.

September 19th, 2013

Dig deeper into the issues raised in the exhibit, including background on historical events and anthropological concepts

September 17th, 2013

To me, more science is essential for conservation of rare plants and animals.

August 28th, 2013

I think species delimitation falls into the realms of both basic and applied science… and so does a lot of other research

August 22nd, 2013

The Bird Division hosts the two largest North American Ornithologcal societies for their annual meetings at the Palmer House

August 14th, 2013

Philipp HeckJames Holstein, and graduate student Levke Koeoep attended the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Edmonton, Alberta earlier this month.

August 12th, 2013

The last volume of the Handbook on Birds of the World is a real treat for fans of avian biodiversity

August 03rd, 2013

In 1989, I got to spend an incredible two weeks in Bolivia following around Ted Parker