The Bramble Cay melomys (Melomys rubicola) was a small rat with one of the most unusual distributions of all mammals. As far as we know, the only place it occurred was the tiny Bramble Cay in the eastern Torres Strait, at the tip of northern Australia. Read more about Bramble Cay Melomys: The First Mammal Extinct from Climate Change Caused by Humans?
Blogs & Videos: Environment & Conservation
What’s brightly colored, lives on shipwrecks, filter-feeds like a whale, and shoots webs like Spiderman? Read more about “Spiderman” Worm-Snails Discovered on Florida Shipwreck
Did you know milkweeds aren’t really weeds at all? In fact, they're native plants with pink, orange, or white flowers that will brighten up your yard. Read more about How Milkweeds Can Save Monarch Butterflies And Beautify Your Garden
Before you start (literally) digging in, here's how you can plan the layout of your native plants garden. Read more about Roll Up Your Sleeves: How to Grow Native Plants in Your Garden
There are easy and specific things everyone can do to help out the monarch butterfly and other native pollinators. One action you can take is to beautify your yard: plant native plants, especially milkweeds, in your garden or in containers. Read more about Every Flower Counts: Five Reasons to Add Native Plants to Your Garden
Lesley de Souza does field work in the Amazon basin of South America, exploring waterways for fish species and working alongside indigenous communities. Read more about Women in Science: Lesley de Souza, Conservation Biologist
We're highlighting women in science at The Field Museum and their diverse areas of research, paths to working in science, and their advice for future scientists. Hear from Corine Vriesendorp, MacArthur Sr. Conservation Ecologist, Director, Andes-Amazon program:
How did you get where you are today?
Read more about Women in Science: Corine Vriesendorp, Conservation Ecologist
In science, we're constantly striving to make new discoveries and gain a better understanding of life, nature, and the world around us. Watch as some of our science communicators and experts take us on a tour through the Evolving Planet exhibition, showcasing just a few of many science facts you can find here. At The Field Museum, we're always doing research and learning more, and we invite you to be curious and explore the facts alongside us. Read more about Facts Matter at The Field Museum
Through support from The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Keller Science Action Center is facilitating Sustainability Planning Sessions in Pembroke Township, IL. Though Pembroke has always been known for its incredibly diverse wildlife, there is currently no plan in place to ensure its protection. Read more about Pembroke Sustainability Planning Sessions