Blog Posts

April 21st, 2013

An incredible juvenile plumage of an Amazonian bird goes unknown for 180 years - not any more.

March 26th, 2013

Bringing our collection of eggs to the public through digitization.

January 17th, 2013

On her birthday, kudus to the First Lady for trying to get people outside.

January 12th, 2013

The Field Museum is part of an amazing network with an important role to play.

December 13th, 2012

"Museum" and "Science" go together when it comes to biological and cultural diversity

November 17th, 2012

Taxidermy allows people to better understand the biodiversity of the planet.


November 05th, 2012

A unique and special exhibit gets a great makeover.

October 17th, 2012

A Burrowing Owl was found at Montrose Beach Dunes on October 6, the first record of this western owl in the Chicago area since 2008. After an absence of about a week, it (or another) was seen again at the same location. Then is was watched coughing up a pellet, as owls do. So how many Burrowing Owls were there? And what are they eating?

August 25th, 2012

There is nothing like a long car trip to appreciate the wonder of North American birds.

July 31st, 2012

In my last blog post I documented a localized outbreak of botulism at Montrose Beach. Here I go more in-depth talking about botulism, and I discuss what can be done to prevent it recurrence.