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.

Inspired Giving – Support • Feb 9, 2024

Gator Giving Day 2024

The Florida Museum of Natural History, located on the University of Florida campus, invites you to join us as we…

Florida Museum Blog • Jan 17, 2024

Cattle DNA: Nicolas and the NSF podcast

Using ancient DNA, researchers determined cattle were imported from Africa to the Americas much earlier in the process of European…

Exhibits • Jan 1, 2024

Winter 2023 in the Butterfly Rainforest

Surprisingly, the cooler days of winter offer a perfect opportunity to see the butterflies the Butterfly Rainforest. While wandering through…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Dec 4, 2023

Moth workshop for kids, anyone?

Recently, we conducted a hands-on science event at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Ocala, about…

Randell Research Center • Nov 1, 2023

Recovering from Ian and Expanding our Reach!

Message from the Director: The Hurricane Ian Recovery Process Following my presentation at the Museum Director’s luncheon at the RRC,…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Oct 31, 2023

Lepidoptera Conference at the McGuire Center

Two societies for studying Lepidoptera, the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society and the Association for Tropical Lepidoptera combined their annual meetings...

Florida Museum Blog • Oct 17, 2023

Wildflowers: Music in the meadow

Standing in the Florida Museum’s backyard, eyes closed, face turned to the sunlight, you can hear a hushed murmur of…

Exhibits • Sep 30, 2023

Fall 2023 in the Butterfly Rainforest

From butterflies to birds, flowers to fruit, the constantly changing jungle of our Butterfly Rainforest put on a show this…

Exhibits • Sep 4, 2023

Spiders Alive!

Remember this? Walk down memory lane with us to look at past special exhibits we’ve enjoyed here at the Florida…

Randell Research Center • Sep 1, 2023

Wishing Linda a Joyous Retirement!

Linda Heffner has been an integral member of our team for years! She started her journey with the RRC as…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Aug 31, 2023

Student Projects in Ecuador

McGuire Center Curator Keith Willmott is a keen researcher of Neotropical butterfly systematics and has a long history of field…