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drawer of mussel shells

#MolluskMonday, Unionidae or river mussels

Unionidae is a family of freshwater mussels with a global range. There are about 300 recognized species in North America alone. They’re also called river mussel...
finished killdeer specimen

#MuseumLife, The Killdeer Specimen

Specimens are often donated to the Florida Museum by local residents and citizen scientists. If they hold scientific value or are important to a collection, the...

Odd couples from the natural world – which one are you?

We all have our different ways of showing love, from a hug to flowers to a date at a fancy restaurant. But how do couples in the natural world express themselves? Feel the love with these eight tales of romance, and see if any of them remind you of s...
Big brown bat colony

Five Facts: Bats in Florida

Five Facts About… Bats in Florida First of all, there are no vampire bats in Florida! And bats are not rodents. They are in their own order, Chiroptera, which...
VertPaleo fossil in Nebraska

#MuseumLife, Collecting a fossil from the field

Last August, some of Florida Museum’s scientists and paleontology volunteers went on a fossil hunting trip to Nebraska. Watch as they ‘jacket’ a complete oreodo...
Rob with a Pike Killifish

#MuseumLife, Holiday in the Field

We know our scientists work hard, so we make sure they have time off to relax, see family, and get out of the lab. Apparently vacation doesn’t actually mean they stop working though. This holiday break, Rob Robins waded through Pinellas and Hillsb...
Michelle Barboza in the field

Becoming Visible: Michelle Barboza

Becoming Visible THREE WOMEN SHATTERING STEREOTYPES & MISCONCEPTIONS IN SCIENCE The University of Florida's Florida Museum of Natural History celebrated 1...
Adania Flemming collecting in a creek

Becoming Visible: Adania Flemming

Becoming Visible THREE WOMEN SHATTERING STEREOTYPES & MISCONCEPTIONS IN SCIENCE The University of Florida's Florida Museum of Natural History celebrated 100 years of inspiring people to care about life on Earth in 2017. To mark the closing of a...
Verity Mathis in the mammals collection

Becoming Visible: Verity Mathis

Becoming Visible THREE WOMEN SHATTERING STEREOTYPES & MISCONCEPTIONS IN SCIENCE The University of Florida's Florida Museum of Natural History celebrated 1...