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.

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Nov 30, 2022

Student Spotlight: Riley Gott

Riley Gott began his doctoral studies in August 2022 studying the taxonomy and systematics of the primarily Neotropical butterfly genera…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Oct 31, 2022

“Butterfly Moths”

Although the name sounds a little strange, there is a whole family of tropical moths called “Butterfly Moths.” Moths of…

Randell Research Center • Oct 28, 2022

First look after Hurricane Ian

Dear Friends, First, we want to assure everyone that all of our staff made it through the storm in good…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Sep 27, 2022

Staff Updates

The McGuire Center recently welcomed two staff members into new positions. Yi-Ming Weng is a new postdoctoral research associate of…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Sep 7, 2022

Meet the Researchers: Joe Miguez

Joe Miguez is a masters student at FPSR studying gene expression in stingrays. 1. Where are you from? I am…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Aug 31, 2022

Caterpillars!

As fall approaches, we look forward to cooler weather and more time outdoors to enjoy nature. Searching for caterpillars is…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Aug 30, 2022

Memoirs of an Internship, 2022

Hi! My name is Alexia Cosman, and I am the 2022 Florida Program for Shark Research Intern! I am now…

Events • Aug 15, 2022

Gonna pARTy! Gonna get hoppy!

We were so excited to be asked by our neighbors to throw a party this summer! Here at the UF…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Jul 31, 2022

Flashback – Allyn Museum of Entomology

On February 9th, 1981, Arthur C. Allyn, Jr. signed an agreement transferring the assets and collections of the Allyn Museum…

Events • Jul 20, 2022

GNV Museum Month 2022

The City of Gainesville has declared July 2022 as Museum and Cultural Center Month! Visit these participating cultural centers and…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Jun 28, 2022

Student Spotlight: Amanda Markee

In Fall of 2021, Amanda Markee received a McGuire Center Graduate Assistantship to study variation in moth silk production for…

Exhibits • Jun 21, 2022

Summer 2022 in the Butterfly Rainforest

It’s been gorgeous in our Butterfly Rainforest! This summer we saw tropical blue wave butterflies, fringed hibiscus flowers, quail, and…

Ceramic Technology Lab • Jun 21, 2022

Pottery Series of the Caribbean

Learn the difference between the common ceramic series of the Caribbean (Rouse 1992) with these cheat sheets from Collections Assistant…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Jun 8, 2022

New Smyrna fieldwork: Part 3

Several days later, the ash had blown away, and we got another opportunity to search for the existing receivers with…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Jun 1, 2022

New Smyrna Fieldwork: Part 2

After our last trip, I had made some adjustments to the design of our long line but needed a special…