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Dr. Moncrief provides some insights into why your dogs and cats sleep so much.
Dr. Moncrief recently welcomed local high school students and VMNH staff to the mammal collection for specimen-based programs and activities.
There may be some science behind Santa’s choice of reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Mammalogy class from Virginia Military Institute visits the Museum.
Biology Research Technician Liberty Hightower discusses preparation of specimens that will end up in the collections as skeletons. ***Warning - some images may be viewed as graphic.***
Why are there so many acorns one year, and so few the next?
Bats, which are often featured in Halloween lore and scary decorations, should be appreciated rather than feared.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief embarks on a trip to the North Carolina Zoo with students from the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science &Technology.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual conference of the American Society of Mammalogists and presented a summary of her research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual conference of the Virginia Academy of Science and presented a summary of her research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief describes her recent visit to the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology.
Museums are good at preserving the record of the past, and using the knowledge gained from our specimens and artifacts to plot new roads to the future. Information gleaned from archaeological records hundreds of years ago assists wildlife management experts restore natural communities as they were prior to European contact.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual conference of the Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Dr. Moncrief discusses her recent presentation.
Intern Katelin Clifton recently assisted Dr. Moncrief with her on-going research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief describes her recent visit to the Milwaukee Public Museum.