The monarch’s epic journey Read more about Monarch Butterflies 101
Environment & Conservation
In Chicagoland, summertime means getting outside and enjoying the many parks and green spaces the city has to offer. While enjoying them, keep your eyes open for few plants that are a little deceptive—they look harmless but could cause discomfort. Here’s what you need to know about two plants common to the Midwest. Read more about Steer Clear of Two Common Poisonous Plants—Here’s How
The Field Museum will continue in its mission of documenting and preserving nature’s wonders and sharing those wonders with the rest of the world. Read more about Protecting Our Planet: A Letter to The Field Museum Community
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?
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