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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 • 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,…

Events • Feb 18, 2021

Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist

On Saturday, January 30th, 2021 the Florida Museum and the Alachua County Library District (ACLD) met to talk all things…

Events • Jan 15, 2021

Girls Do Science

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