A post-Thanksgiving thank you and update

A Notes From Nature Thanksgiving thank you to all of helping us to get biodiversity data transcribed and thus more easily used for new kinds of science. Whether its bees and what they are pollinating, as described by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times or examining the genomes of ancient turkeys from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, museum collections are an amazing resource that you are helping to unlock. Thank you for the amazing effort.

As some of our devoted Ornithology ledger transcribers have likely noticed, we have finished a major effort of just shy of 3000 ledger pages, and appropriately for a bird-themed holiday in the United States, on Thanksgiving no less. There are many more ledgers at the National History Museum London that are waiting in the wings (sorry! I couldn’t resist) and we’ll be getting those up as soon as possible, along with some more information about those ledgers and their contents.


About Rob

Three "B's" of importance: biodiversity, bikes and bunnies. I get to express these "B's" in neat ways --- I bike to a job at the University of Florida where I am an Associate Curator of Biodiversity Informatics. Along with caretaking collections, I also have a small zoo at home, filled with two disapproving bunnies.

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