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  • Passenger Pigeons: Zoology Object of the Week (March 7, 2011)

    Posted 03/07/2011 by Jeff Stephenson | Comments
    Recently, the DMNS ornithology collection received a donation of two passenger pigeons.  The pigeons were rescued from the auction block and came to us mounted inside a bell jar and are most likely over 100 years old.   Why is this donation so important?  Passenger pigeons (Ectopi…
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  • Collections Prep Update 1

    Posted 03/01/2011 by Jeff Stephenson | Comments
    Aaron Spriggs, Zoology collections assistant, and entomology volunteers Barbara Bartell, Chuck Harp, and David Bettman have been working on rehousing and uncrowding the butterflies and moths, or Lepidoptera, to prepare for their eventual move into the new Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center. …
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