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A Ponderance of Aporosa

Like many plants in the Euphorbiaceae, Aporosa can be used for medicinal purposes.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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THE BUMBLEBEE PROJECT - SET 31

Please help us create digital records for the United States National Entomological Collection! We will be transcribing the labels of specimens of bumblebees. Bumblebees are found in the Bombus genus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). They are social insects that feed on nectar and collect pollen to feed their young. Bumblebees are very important pollinators! Learn how to transcribe this project and get started. Please contact Jessica Bird (birdj@si.edu), Department of Entomology, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help!

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THE BUMBLEBEE PROJECT - SET 30

Please help us create digital records for the United States National Entomological Collection! We will be transcribing the labels of specimens of bumblebees. Bumblebees are found in the Bombus genus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). They are social insects that feed on nectar and collect pollen to feed their young. Bumblebees are very important pollinators! Learn how to transcribe this project and get started. Please contact Jessica Bird (birdj@si.edu), Department of Entomology, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help!

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Diaries of Ruth M. Blackwelder

How would you feel if your spouse brought work along on your honeymoon? It might not have been Ruth M. Blackwelder's honeymoon, but in 1935 she married Richard E. Blackwelder and, in June, they were off to the West Indies for an extended time of scientific research. Richard collected 50,000 Coleoptera, or beetles, during that trip. Ruth and Richard worked together closely and co-authored several important works including the 4th supplement of "The Leng catalogue of Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico" and "The Directory of Zoological Taxonomists." Join our digital volunteers in transcribing Ruth's diaries and get a glimpse of what this West Indies expedition experience was like from her point of view.

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Florence M. Bailey – Diary 1874

Do you have a lifelong interest? How early did it start? Amateur ornithologist Florence Merriam Bailey (1863-1948) grew up to achieve major milestones and leave behind an important legacy when she died in 1948. She devoted her life to the study and protection of birds, forming Audubon Societies in Boston and Washington, D.C. She authored over ten books, several field guides and close to one hundred articles on birds. Parus gambeli baileyae, a kind of California Mountain Chickadee, is named in her honor. And this is her childhood diary. Join us and other digital volunteers in transcribing the daily thoughts of this remarkable eleven-year old!

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics DASCH project- Logbook B #64

Before iPhones, laptops, and even punch-card computers there were human computers, some of whom worked at the Harvard College Observatory. Most recently seen on the TV series COSMOS with Neil Tyson, these women made some of the most important discoveries in astronomy in the early 20th century. Please come help us transcribe the logbooks so we can preserve and digitize this very valuable resource.

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A Woodland Circuit, Florence M. Bailey

This undated manuscript is just one of amateur ornithologist Florence Merriam Bailey's extensive body of work. At the forefront of a movement to change the ways in which birds were seen by society and studied by naturalists, she authored ten books and nearly 100 articles of her ornithological work. Put off by the use of feathers and whole birds in fashion, she started her first Audubon Society while at college. She devoted her life to the study and protection of birds, advocating forcefully for a change to study by observation in the field first rather than begin on a laboratory bench. Please help us transcribe the work of this persuasive naturalist and pioneer.

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THE BUMBLEBEE PROJECT - SET 33

Please help us create digital records for the United States National Entomological Collection! We will be transcribing the labels of specimens of bumblebees. Bumblebees are found in the Bombus genus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). They are social insects that feed on nectar and collect pollen to feed their young. Bumblebees are very important pollinators! Learn how to transcribe this project and get started. Please contact Jessica Bird (birdj@si.edu), Department of Entomology, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help!

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E. Howard Clock Orders Ledger Volume 12

Edward Howard established his Business, E. Howard Clock Company, as the premier American watch and clock producer during the last half of the 19th century. Help us to transcribe Howard’s business ledgers on his tower clock sales.

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H. G. Dyar - Bluebook (1885 - 86)

What kind of work goes into writing a scientific article? Harrison G. Dyar, Jr. (1866-1929) published extensively in his primary field of study: moths, butterflies, mosquitoes and sawflies. He began his research in his teenage years and published his first of many scientific papers shortly after his graduation from MIT in 1889. These field notes date back to his late teens in New England and are sometimes quite brief, at other times more descriptive. Please join us to transcribe and unlock the first of many field books of this highly regarded entomologist.

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