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Arthur W. Stelfox - Vol. 2, daily lists

Looking to learn more about insects after working on transcriptions for the Bumblebee Project? Get a new perspective on biology research from this fascinating Arthur Wilson Stelfox field book documenting his work collecting insects (primarily hymenoptera, which include species like wasps, bees, and ants.) This work took the Irish-native and Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, across his home country. His notes, from March 1929 through April 1931, includes specimen data and environmental observations, as well as Stelfox's own thoughts about future collecting. Help us make this fascinating field book accessible to the public!

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Book no. 2, H.A. Allard, field collection specimen no. 1711-3420

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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Cleofe Calderon- Brazil, 1976, Vol. 2

Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, but Brazil became the real 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 would name 18 new species of grasses (and a genus would be named after her!), and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make Calderon's work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the very year she made her bamboo discovery!

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G. Arthur Cooper - Field Notes, New Mexico, 1964

Miners began digging for silver in Cooks Peak, New Mexico, in 1876 and continued mining silver, lead, and zinc for nearly 100 years after. What other discoveries were found in the mountain range? Find out with National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist G. Arthur Cooper's 1964 field notes! Cooper conducted research in Cooks Peak during one of his many collection trips through Texas and New Mexico. Dig into Cooper's 1964 field notes and join other volunteers in transcribing them!

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Land and freshwater mollusca found in Great Britain and Ireland by Arthur Stelfox, 1911-1917

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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William M. Mann - Field Notes, Fiji Islands, 1915-16

If you had just finished your doctorate program, what would you do? Plan a party, take a vacation? For future National Zoological Park director William M. Mann the answer was a research expedition! This set of notes was taken by Mann on his trip to the Fiji Islands in 1915--newly out of school, before taking a job as an entomologist with the US Department of Agriculture. Mann's focus was on studying the distribution of organic species in Fiji's islands and reefs. Join other transcribers in helping make Mann's field work available to current researchers! While the first few pages are tricky, Mann's handwriting improves throughout the remainder of the book!

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