Monthly Archives: June 2014

From foothills to badlands—fossil discoveries in Alberta

Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon reports from the field about his team’s discoveries. Continue reading

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Collecting on the Coppermine 100 Years after the Canadian Arctic Expedition: A Long Overdue Follow-Up Appointment

In a few short days, Canadian Museum of Nature botanists Dr. Jeff Saarela, Roger Bull and yours truly will depart Ottawa, bound for the Arctic hamlet of Kugluktuk, where adventure and new plant discoveries surely await us. For the next … Continue reading

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Relive the Magic of Childhood Summers on a Firefly Walk

Do you have memories of hunting for fireflies? François Génier, manager of the museum’s insect collection, invites you to discover these magical creatures—so evocative of long summer evenings. Continue reading

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Alberta Bound! Returning to hunt for dinosaur fossils

Ready to go! Dinosaur expert Jordan Mallon leads his second field expedition and is excited at what he may find. Continue reading

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Good Food Leads to Happy Scientists

Inquisitive scientist, wilderness adventurer, ingenious cook—botanist Roger Bull shows us how to prepare a month’s worth of delicious meals for camping with colleagues during remote Arctic fieldwork. Continue reading

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