Citizen Science

Northern parula. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Ryan Terrill

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many fam...
colunteers clearing sediment

Fossil-digging volunteers strengthen Museum collections

For a few weeks each year, dozens of people stop their everyday activities to put on clothes they don't mind getting dirty, drive to the middle of nowhere and dig in the dirt and mud for fossils. Neither professional archaeologists nor paleontolog...
discovering fossils

Fossils offer clues to North Florida’s past

In a limestone quarry near Newberry, Fla., paleontologists and volunteers from the Florida Museum of Natural History are scrambling to finish excavating a site known as Haile 7G – one of the state’s richest fossil sites due to the sheer number of com...