Blog Posts

March 13th, 2012

In which we search the collection for every little oddball family, for our picture gallery.

March 08th, 2012


Collections and Research Committee Member Terry Boudreaux and fellow meteorite collector Greg Hupé donated a beautifully polished 4.9-gram-slice of a rare, ungrouped achondritic meteorite (NWA 6704) to The Field Museum. The petrology, the elemental and oxygen isotopic composition share characteristics of different meteorite groups and does not allow to group it with any known group.


March 07th, 2012

The Field Museum's Division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) has developed a Rapid Color Guide for Common Spiders of the Chicago Region.


February 29th, 2012

Photographic dispatches of discoveries and happenings in the Calumet region

February 17th, 2012

Taxonomic rearrangements in the mistletoes, and a new genus record for Ecuador

February 06th, 2012

At a memorial service at the museum, friends remember a special person

February 06th, 2012

Specimen research can take you in surprising directions

January 27th, 2012

Photographic dispatches of discoveries and happenings in the Calumet region

January 12th, 2012

People always ask about big discoveries, here is one made by a Field Museum ornithologist that most people do not even know about.

January 05th, 2012

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies is proud to announce the newest addition to the meteorite collection.  The newly named meteorite Thika, recently classified as a L6 ordinary chondrite, was donated to the Center by Collections and Research Committee member Terry Boudreaux in mid-September.