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Despite his lifelong study of nature, Arthur Wilson Stelfox's (1883-1972) early career was as an architect. It was only in 1920, when he joined the staff of the National Museum of Ireland that his avocation became a profession. As Assistant Naturalist, he curated museum collections and delved further into his studies of hymenoptera. Field observation and collection of specimens were an essential part of this effort. In this volume of Stelfox's field notes, he bisects Ireland, traveling through Bunduff Strand on the western coast to areas southwest of Dublin. Join with other digital volunteers to transcribe his handwritten observations, recorded here along with the specmiens' location, sex, quantity, environment and sometimes the weather. IF you find his handwriting challenging, you might want to refer to an earlier Stelfox project for help.
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What might you find in one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, the Andes mountain system? Plants and animals have adapted to the conditions that vary across the high plateaus and even higher mountains that run the length of South America's western coast. Scientist Martin H. Moynihan (1928-1996 ) made countless expeditions to study species around the world. This third volume of his genus Diglossa field notes covers his observations of species known commonly as flowerpiercers in the northwest Andes between 1965 and 1972. His entries are thorough and include sketches, notations of birdsong and a photography schedule. Still, not all the entries are chronological. Would you join other digital #volunpeers to transcribe this third volume of four and make his detailed studies easier for researchers, educators and everyone to use?
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Come help us improve our digital records for the United States National Herbarium (US)! Please join us in our effort to transcribe the locality information for our difficult to decipher US Specimens. The records in this project are special cases in which the locality information requires some detective work. We'd like to ask for your help in digging a little deeper to find the Country and Territory/State/Province for each of these specimens sheets labels; see special instructions and examples here . Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions. Note: Do not erase notes from other volunteers or staff; rather, leave existing comments and add your own.