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Monthly Archive: December Natu

Monday’s Massive Migration

Posted: April 17, 2012 - 14:10 , by Antonia Guidotti
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For some more info on the butterfly migration see Antonia’s blog plost from May 4, 2012.

Canada’s Oceans and YOU: The Rising Sea (Part 1)

Posted: April 12, 2012 - 10:25 , by Dave Ireland

Packing and transporting over 50 specimens from the ROM to the Direct Energy Centre at the Exhibition grounds for the Canada’s Oceans and You: An Interactive Exhibition at the Green Living Show is not a simple task. Days of preparation happen: models are placed delicately in or on packing material, real taxidermy specimens must be cleaned and crated, and all are loaded neatly into trucks.

Ultimate Dinos Sneak Peek: Dinos in the Big City

Posted: April 11, 2012 - 11:32 , by David Evans

We returned from the field in Patagonia to the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. At about 13 million people in the metro area, BA is the largest city in the country, and third largest in modern Gondwana (behind Sao Paulo and Cairo). There are dinosaurs in Buenos Aires, but only in museums, as the fossils were found in other parts of the country- mostly Patagonia. We spent one day at the Natural Science Museum, or MACN, on the edge of Palermo.

“A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss” but the stories they can tell…

Posted: April 3, 2012 - 09:51 , by admin
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Submitted by Vincent Vertolli, Assistant Curator Geology

Biodiversity Series wins award!

Posted: March 29, 2012 - 10:57 , by Antonia Guidotti

Last week, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects recognized the City of Toronto Biodiversity Series of booklets with their Service to the Environment award. The award is “In recognition of the recipient’s ongoing contribution in supporting sensitive, sustainable stewardship of the environment.”

Science, Art and Technology: An Interview with Deborah Samuel

Posted: March 28, 2012 - 16:19 , by Laura Comerford

An x-ray of the lower body of a lizard.

Lizard.I © Deborah Samuel 2012/Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Does a mild winter mean more insects?

Posted: March 26, 2012 - 15:27 , by Antonia Guidotti
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Given our warmer-than-average winter this year, ROM entomologists have fielded numerous enquiries about whether mild winter temperatures will result in more bugs this spring and summer. Unfortunately, there is no simple “yes” or “no” answer to this question  — the best response is “It depends”.