Biodiversity

Monthly Archive: December Biod

Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field

Posted: September 19, 2013 - 11:18 , by Dave Ireland
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400 avidly curious citizen-scientists embarked on the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz, held at Rouge Park outside Toronto, on September 14 and 15.

Curator's Corner - Nature in the City

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 08:02 , by Aaron Phillips
Families gather around tables in the Earth Rangers Studio

Another successful Curator's Corner has come and gone!

 

LIFE! CAMERAS! ANIMALS! Neighbourhood Nature Watch

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 13:30 , by Patti McCabe

During the intense light of a summer afternoon a group of determined photographers particapated in the Neighbourhood Nature Watch, hosted by the ROM.

Discovery of jumping behaviour in a caterpillar, Calindoea trifascialis, in Vietnam

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 08:41 , by Chris Darling
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Former ROM grad student Kim Humphreys (lead author) and I recently published an article in the scientific journal Biology Letters describing yet another fascinating behavior of the caterpillar Calindoea trifascialis.

Migration: The Long and Bumpy Road

Posted: August 15, 2013 - 15:23 , by Kelly Reimer
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Image of "Migration", acrylic painting by Norval Morrisseau

Migrations are a visually stunning, remarkable part of nature, from flying flocks of birds to stampeding bison. 

The Caribou I Haven’t Seen

Posted: August 8, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Caribou Skull lying on the grass

Leslie Bol, a wildlife biologist, speaks about her experience while doing an aerial caribou survey in Nunavut.

The Blueprint of Life - DNA & YOU

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters

Christine Black, a volunteer in the ROM's DNA lab shares her experience and encourages you to join her at this months Curators Corner DNA & YOU!

Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 17:18 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...

 

The Making of "Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity" - by Kati Bruch

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 13:57 , by Brennan Caverhill
White Rhino in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 come visit the "Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity" to participate in our special Curator's Corner event from 11am to 4pm. Celebrate the 4th birthday of the gallery by playing our "You be the Curator" and "Fact or Fiction" games. Visit Earth Rangers Studio to learn more!

Stories from 2B - Week 1: Paying attention to what's behind the curtain

Posted: June 17, 2013 - 16:32 , by Maxine Kauter
Image of door with text "2B"

What are they building in there? A weekly chronicle from communications intern, Maxine Kauter.