Fossil Palm (Sabalites apalachicolensis)

Fossil Palm

Fossil plants from Alum Bluff represent a time when Florida’s climate was warmer and sea level was higher. In 1916…Read More

Songbird Bell Jar

Songbird Bell Jar

Beautifully arranged specimens inside delicate bell jars were once a common display method in museums or even private homes. Charles…Read More

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbirds live throughout the U.S. in both urban and rural environments. UF researchers recently discovered that these highly intelligent…Read More

Pinned Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia tuckeri) butterfly specimens showing slight color variation but large size variation

Zebra Longwing

Zebra Longwings live an unusually long life, and can survive more than a month as adults rather than the typical…Read More

Horse Conch (Triplofusus giganteus) showing the pink interior of the shell

Horse Conch

The predatory Horse Conch can grow to 24 inches long in the marine waters around Florida. The largest gastropod in…Read More

Agatized (Fossil) Coral

Agatized (Fossil) Coral

Agatized Coral forms when silica replaces the original calcium carbonate skeleton of a coral colony. This replacement process creates beautiful…Read More