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Our blogs highlight the work of our scientists and support team that catalogs and examines global biodiversity, from the origin of earth as we know it, through present day, and forward into future possibilities.

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Jul 21, 2021

And thanks for all the … lilies.

Between our McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and the Harn Museum of Arts, we share a plaza with some interesting, I…

Ceramic Technology Lab • Jul 9, 2021

More Pottery “Make-Dos”

In an earlier post, I discussed some methods used through the years to fix damaged pottery. Here are a few…

Events • Jun 14, 2021

Washing Away History panel discussions

More than 250 years ago, Fort Mose (pronounced “Moh-say”) in St. Augustine, Florida, became the first legally sanctioned free Black…

Florida Museum Blog • Jun 10, 2021

Collections Battles

Social distancing during Covid challenged us all to look for fun new ways to share science. Not many people get…

Inspired Giving – Support • May 28, 2021

Volunteers are a Gift

Carol and Bill Sewell started volunteering at the Montbrook dig site on December 7, 2016. Altogether, Carol dug at the…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • May 21, 2021

Lepidoptera Research Information Exchange 2020

Despite the COVID pandemic, the research staff and graduate students at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity were able…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • May 1, 2021

Blood-sucking Moth Parasites

I know what you are going to say: “Moths have no blood.” That’s splitting hairs though—moths have liquid called hemolymph…

Ceramic Technology Lab • Apr 20, 2021

Mending Pottery in the Past

I‘ve had some questions posed to me recently about how and why pottery was mended in the past, so here’s…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Mar 30, 2021

Cats in a Tent – the sign of spring

I don’t know if immature moths feel as happy as kids do when they crowd together in a tent, but…

Randell Research Center • Mar 27, 2021

Nine Lives Well Lived

No one is more surprised than Austin Bell that he has become the foremost authority on the Key Marco Cat,…

Randell Research Center • Mar 24, 2021

Good Question

Today at Pineland, there is no obvious drinking water source for people who thrived here for over 1500 years. The…

Events • Mar 17, 2021

Earth Day, Every Day 2021

Earth Day, Every Day! This year the Florida Museum, in partnership with the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute,…