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Keeping a Field Journal 2

Peer into a researcher's field journal, and you'll see science in action. Go inside the New York Botanical Garden for a glimpse at a curator's field journals.

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Collecting Arthropod Specimens

What's the best way to catch an arthropod in the field—aerial netting, beating, or pitfall trapping? Actually, the answer is choosing the right collection method for your site's terrain and specimens.

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Maintaining an Arthropod Collection

Because dragonfly wings tend to lose their iridescence soon after they are killed, hazardous chemicals are sometimes used to "fix" the colors before they fade. But there are safer alternatives.

Kefyn Catley

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Sorting Arthropods for Identification

Identifying arthropods is a challenge—even for someone who spends his days identifying Australian ground spiders at the museum. Get tips for making the sorting process easier.

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Express Yourself!

You don't have to speak the same language, or even speak, to understand when someone is happy or sad. Explore how and why our brains have evolved to read facial expressions. 

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Hands-on Activity

Make Your Own Creatures of Light

Ever wonder why some organisms flash, blink, or glow? Discover how by making your own land and ocean creatures that generate light.

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Interactive: Watch a Glacier Melt

Qori Kalis is the largest outlet glacier of Peru's Quelccaya ice cap. See firsthand how it (like all tropical glacier ice) is melting because of global warming.

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Observing Jellies

Long ago, people studied jellies by peering over the side of a boat and drawing the creatures as they bobbed nearby. See how much has changed since the 1800s.

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