Biodiversity

Monthly Archive: December Biod

Did you wake up with a bang this morning?

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 12:00 , by Katherine Dunnell
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You may not have been dreaming! The phenomenon is called cryoseism.

Ryan Farley: Thoughts on Conservation

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 09:34 , by Aaron Phillips
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Ryan Farley, the ROM's lead concierge, near a tiger in the biodiversity gallery

Ryan Farley, Lead Concierge at the ROM, shares his thoughts on how he, his team, and the ROM promote awareness of conservation.

Wildlife Photography: When Science Meets Art

Posted: November 15, 2013 - 16:03 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small, spotted tree frog rests on the zoom lense of camera.

PhD Candidate and ROM Biodiversity researcher Pedro Bernardo shares his feelings about wildlife photography.

Wildlife photography, Species at Risk in Ontario and what YOU can do to help

Posted: November 11, 2013 - 14:59 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Images of assorted species at risk from Ontario, including a Barn owl, a Monarch butterfly, a Lake Sturgeon, and a Fowler's toad.

The ROM partners with many organizations and individuals to promote awareness about, and to conserve, species at risk in Ontario.

Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013

Posted: October 7, 2013 - 11:55 , by Mary Burridge
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Brook Silverside - A small silver fish in weedy water

ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park

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.