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Darwin Day at Roanoke College

Tuesday February 16, 2016

VMNH staff contribute to Darwin Day at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

What’s in a nose? Looking up the noses of animals

Wednesday July 15, 2015

Recently, while cataloging river otter (Lontra canadensis) skulls, Liberty Hightower became fascinated with the insides of their nasal cavities.

Skeleton Comparison

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Recently, while prepping some skeletons for the Archaeology’s reference collection, I came across a nearly intact skeleton of a hummingbird.  As I examined this hummingbird skeleton, I wanted to compare it to another bird skeleton.

Life and Death on a Farm

Tuesday February 10, 2015

In late January, Ray Vodden and I went to a farm to retrieve a dead cow. That’s right… a dead cow. Not just any dead cow, but one that had died a month prior.

We Let Bugs Do Our Dirty Work

Wednesday November 12, 2014

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.***