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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 • Nov 26, 2020

On moths and mammals

When learning the fundamentals of biology in school many years ago, I was taught that the rise of mammals was…

Randell Research Center • Nov 25, 2020

Our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Randell Research Center is pleased to announce we are OPEN to the general public with COVID-19 precautions! The RRC’s…

Randell Research Center • Nov 6, 2020

The 1614 Spanish Campaign Against the Calusa

Within North America’s rich Native American history, the Calusa of southwest Florida are remarkable in many ways, including their cultural…

Events • Nov 5, 2020

NEA Big Read

Good books broaden our horizons and inspire new conversations, no matter where we are! Join the Florida Museum of Natural…

Wonder & Grow • Nov 1, 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass & Lessons Learned

For what good is knowing, unless it is coupled with caring? – Robin Wall Kimmerer This Native American Heritage Month I want to…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Oct 25, 2020

What lurks in a hollow tree?

I’ve been called eccentric for sticking my hand blindly into tree holes while taking photos of the moths inside. My…

Exhibits • Oct 20, 2020

Extreme Makeover: Museum Edition

Did you know that the Florida Museum is planning an extreme makeover of its earliest permanent exhibit at Powell Hall,…

Events • Sep 25, 2020

Pollinator Palooza 2020

What’s Pollinator Palooza? This October, the Florida Museum is hosting events all about pollinators! We might not be able to…

Events • Sep 25, 2020

NEA Big Read: Lab Blitz 2020

How do you become a scientist?  What’s it like to be a scientist?  What do scientists learn about? Can anyone…

Volunteers • Sep 24, 2020

The reception that wasn’t…

When the world closed down in mid-March, not only did we have to close the Museum doors to the public,…

Florida Archaeology & Bioarchaeology • Sep 21, 2020

Identify Your Florida Projectile Point!

Some of the most common artifacts found in Florida are stone tools such as arrow points and spear points, which…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Sep 17, 2020

Caterpillars – more than meets the eye

Absolem, the grumpy caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland (in Burton’s recent film adaptation), derived his name from the Hebrew for…