Earth Day 2021
Happy Earth Day everyone!
On this Earth Day we’d like to highlight a few expeditions from our home institution, the Florida Museum of Natural History. The museum has world class collections, innovative research and so much more. We have three University of Florida expeditions that are running today and that we’d love to have you try out.
- The first is Label Babel 2, which we have written about before. This expedition is currently over 70% complete and it would be great to push it over the finish line soon so we can move onto the next phase of the project.
- The second is in the ever popular butterflies and moths project. This A Lotta Catocala expedition contains various species of underwing moths. The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity contains not only extensive scientific collection, but also a 6,400-square-foot living butterfly rainforest.
- The third is a special WeDigFLPlants expedition that features Dogwoods and relatives from the University of Florida herbarium. This one is relatively small with just over 180 images to transcribe. It would be fantastic to complete it in a single day!
On this Earth Day we’d also like to honor the NfN community for partnering with us to conserve and make available knowledge about the natural world. The NfN project gives you the opportunity to make a scientifically important contribution towards that goal every single day.
Happy Earth Day to all.
– The Notes from Nature Team