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Did you know that seventy-five percent of plants need pollinators to reproduce--and those pollinators are in global decline? Part of helping solve the pollinator crisis is understanding the history of those insect species. Get a crucial look at the pollinator populations of Ireland's past thanks to Arthur Stelfox's field notes. Stelfox, a naturalist with the National Museum of Ireland specializing in Hymenoptera, took this set of field notes while collecting insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing Stelfox's 1929-31 field notes for the next generation of scientists!
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This second volume of H. A. Allard's field book list of collected specimens includes numbers 1711-3420 collected in the course of his work in Virginia, and West Virginia from 1936-1937. His dated specimen entries include locality, scientific name, and notes regarding growing conditions. Many of the specimens were collected in the Bull Run Mountains, an area in Virginia's northern piedmont which is home to several forest and woodland community types, some of them rare botanical communities. Help us to transcribe Allard's specimen collecting notes and make them more accessible to researchers and scholars.
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While Argentina-born botanist Cloefe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, Brazil was at the heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon also named 18 new species of grasses, and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make her work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the same year she made her bamboo discovery!
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Think ahead to when you are preparing to retire--what kind of mark do you want to have made on your office or profession? By the end of G. Arthur Cooper's more than 40 years with the US National Museum he had created a collection of fossils from across the US, Canada, and Mexico, and established the museum's acid-etching laboratory and photo lab. Get a new insight into Cooper's long career growing what is now the National Museum of Natural History's paleontology collection--then help transcribe this set of notes from Cooper's 1945-70 collecting trips!
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Could clams help create an environment where fossils can form? Fragments of hadrosaur eggshells were found in only two sites at Dinosaur Provincial Park of southern Alberta that contained large amounts of pisidiid (pea) clams and other species. Scientists think calcium carbonate released from the shells helped the fragile eggshells to fossilize. Irish naturalist Arthur Wilson Stelfox (1883-1972) was studying non-marine Mollusca in Great Britain and Ireland long before the findings in Canada. This journal contains his field notes from June 1911 to September 1917. Specimen lists includes comments about abundance, commonality, measurements, and water temperatures along with some photographs. Join us and help transcribe Stelfox's notes for easier access by today's paleontologists and scholars.
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Did you know that Machu Picchu--a mountain known for an Incan city built in the 1400s--experiences both wet and dry seasons? This made it an attractive location for the Incas to live and grow food, but what wildlife might that weather sustain, too? Climb up Machu Picchu and other Andean mountains with Martin H. Moynihan's field book. Moynihan, an animal behaviorist and later Director and Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Institute, took these notes in Ecuador and Peru during 1964-66. His observations include elevations recorded as he traveled through the mountains, alongside descriptions of the birds he found. Join other volunteers in transcribing Moynihan's field notes and experience a first-hand account of a trek up Machu Picchu!
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Texas is the second largest state in the US, making up about seven percent of the entire country's land area. In such a large, geographically diverse state, what kinds of animals would you expect to find? Learn more about Texas' native animal species with naturalist and mammologist Vernon Bailey's field notes! Bailey served as Chief Field Naturalist for the Bureau of Biological Survey for decades, and did extensive surveying in Texas. Explore Bailey's Texas field notes and join other digital volunteers in transcribing them!
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If you went to Austin, Texas 116 years ago, what would you expect to find? The landscape--and the animals that inhabit it--would be very different. Discover the wildlife of Austin in 1900 with naturalist and mammologist Vernon Bailey's field notes. Bailey spent decades surveying Texas and other regions throughout the United States--and published over 240 scientific articles in his lifetime! Explore Bailey's Texas field notes and join in on transcribing them!