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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Specimens From a Famous Expedition

Take a one-of-a-kind look at a specimen from our Botany Collection.

Passenger Pigeons

Can you imagine what a flock of more than a billion birds looks like?

Corresponding With Darwin

Read an excerpt from Charles Darwin’s letter to Joseph Leidy.

Discovering the Jocotoco

It sounds like an owl, but this creature won’t be showing up in your backyard! In fact, the jocotoco antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi) is so hard to find that ornithologists didn’t know…