From birds “without feet”, to fingerprints in ancient pottery, to teeny-tiny spiders, museums are full of fascinating and important specimens and objects! Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 29 - What is your favorite museum specimen?
You won’t typically find these fungi on your dinner plate but these tiny fungi are vital to the health of most of the ecosystems on Earth! Many species of ascomycete fungi play an important role in the decomposition of dead plant material and recycling nutrients. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 9 - Ascomycete Fungi
A wealth of information can be gathered from a single bird specimen. From catching and processing the bird to collecting and documenting the parasites and pathogens in and on the bird, Field Museum scientists follow detailed procedures to gather as much data as possible. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 7 - Collecting Birds for Museums