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Specimen of the Week 262: Little spotted kiwi

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:30:14 +0000

Welcome zoology fans, it’s another installation of the Specimen of the Week and this time we have something I like to call the Badger bird. I call it that not because it has black and white stripes on its face (it doesn’t), but because it’s the closest the bird world has managed to get to […]


Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery opens at the Grant Museum

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:30:59 +0000

‘Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery’ is our new exhibition – opening tomorrow 19th October –  at the Grant Museum. It explores the myriad of elaborate shapes, sizes and crafty behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes. Through intricate drawings by the artist Clara Lacy, ‘Natural Creativity’ […]


Specimen of the Week 261: Bombus

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:30:11 +0000

Dean Veall here. My specimen of the week is one that was a feature of the summer but will now become a less common sight as the winter approaches. It’s a specimen that represents some 275 species found across the genus Bombus and of which 24 call the UK home. This week’s specimen of the […]


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UCL Special Collections

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