Monthly Archives: September 2011

Day Four: NHM Tring

Osteology was the order of the day on Thursday. I worked with Joanne Cooper and volunteer Mandy Holloway. Jo first showed me the dermesterium, where colonies of flesh-eating beetles are kept. They strip down a specimen to its skeleton. The … Continue reading

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Day Three: NHM Tring

On Wednesday I worked again in the bird skins area. The Extinct and Endangered birds are currently being moved to more secure cabinets. While the majority of the collection is now locked away, some of the endangered birds are still … Continue reading

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Day Two: NHM Tring

On Tuesday I worked with curator Mark Adams on the skin collection. The collection is one of the most heavily used in the world by researchers and scientists. Because of this, sometimes the drawers can get a bit unorganized. The … Continue reading

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Day One: NHM Tring

This past week I was in the Natural History Museum, Tring working on various aspects of their amazing bird collections. The curatorial staff there kindly agreed to train me on areas I wanted to expand on, and I am very … Continue reading

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Reptiles galore

Here’s a photo post, demonstrating one aspect of the diversity of creatures in Belize. Juvenile Ctenosaur or Spiny Tailed Iguana: A fully grown one sunning: Iguanas are everywhere in Belize: Elegant headed lizard spotted on a night hike we did: … Continue reading

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A Community Museum

I have not updated this blog lately. This is because I was in holiday in Belize seeing friends and family, but also watching Belize’s amazing wildlife! I’ve decided to do a few Belizean posts before I get back to work … Continue reading

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